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Advanced Skills in Supported Employment Webinar Series-
Session 2: A Strengths-Based Approach to Assisting Job Seekers with Gaps in Employment
This webinar is for practitioners in Supported Employment, Supported Education, Assertive Community Treatment, or others providing vocational rehabilitation services. We will address the challenge many job seekers potentially encounter when they haven't worked for some time or may have left jobs due to less than favorable reasons--gaps in work history and how to explain them to employers. This can make developing resumes, completing applications, and feeling confident during job interviews difficult. We will explore different strategies and resources to assist job seekers in describing gaps in work history.
1. Describe various responses when addressing work history gaps.
2. Identify strategies and resources to assist job seekers in describing work history gaps.
3. Review tools to assist job seekers in completing applications and resumes to best explain work history gaps.