Make Work Work for You

As an individual with a disability Sue Shaffer, the Infobility Coordinator, understands the challenges securing employment. There are aspects of the hiring process that could be tricky for a person with challenges.

Questions many people in this situation ask are:

  • Do I explain my disability or not?
  • Do I explain gaps in my resume or just ignore them?
  • Do I ask about workplace accommodation at the interview or leave that for later?
  • Will the employer look down on me because I am disabled?
  • Should I even try to get a job?

This site is designed to help address these questions and more.  Topics you can explore are:

  • Career exploration and planning
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Writing a resume
  • Completing a job application
  • Communication Skills
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Employer Concerns you should think about
  • Vocational resources 

This site is part of a program called Infobility, a program with the goal of sharing information on disability issues, especially for disabled Veterans.

For more information on Infobility, contact the Infobility Coordinator, Sue Shaffer at 13suewheels@gmail.com.

Susan Schaffer has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling. She has created and implemented work under Infobility for over 30 years. “The more we understand differences the more we realize that similarities are greater.” Her TRR role as Outreach Coordinator provides her with many opportunities to open conversations with people about disabilities, TRR, and other programs available to them.

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Infobility is part of our Veterans Serving the Community program within Team River Runner. Content is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or as an offer of employment.  TRR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Maryland. Tax Exempt ID # 20-3838651.