August 2, 2005
I quote you so often you might as well give me a blanket immunity from prosecution for theft. Your material is so common
sense and practical I can't believe everybody doesn't use it. Actually, maybe it's a good thing everybody doesn't use it
because that means the good jobs are still available for those of us who want to speak with the people who have the power to
I'm a blind person. I have been since I was a kid. Many of my friends with disabilities are unemployed and hate the job
finding process. They believe that their disabilities interfere with their employment opportunities.
I, on the other hand, am always employed or am working for my self. I've owned eleven businesses and am currently doing
business development for an excellent company. You and Richard Bolles have been, and continue to be the people I quote most
often when it comes to trying to help both the disabled and nondisabled population turn the "next job" into a
Your process is perfect for those with disabilities because it allows them to explain what they can contribute rather
than what their limitations are. Personnel departments are in the business of eliminating candidates. This becomes a huge
impediment for candidates with disabilities. Supervisors and managers are oriented toward problem solving and if you can
show them how you will solve their problems and contribute to their bottom line, they'll hire you. It's as simple as that.
If they're hung up on your disability you probably don't want to work for them anyway. Just get referrals from them and move
Thanks so much for all your efforts. I'd love to know about your lecture schedule so I can send would-be job seekers to
hear you. I myself would come just to shake your hand and thank you for your common sense and frank advice.