Launches New Blog to Tap Community Support for Job Seekers
The Associated Blind, Inc., February 24, 2005
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Mike Burks, a
seasoned IT professional, is seeking a job.
He is eSight Careers Network's first selected "joblogger" to
keep a diary of his job search journey on a new eSight service,
a blog called Job Seeker's Network.
Launched February 23, 2005, Job Seeker's Network is located at
More information about Burks and his IT career is available at
"We encourage fellow job seekers, career counselors, HR people -
anyone within the eSight community - to offer Mike encouragement
and tips on Job Seeker's Network as he proceeds with his job
search," says Nancy O'Connell.
O'Connell is executive director of The Associated Blind, Inc.,
New York City, which is the parent organization of eSight
Careers Network at
This new blog is a resource for helping a joblogger such as Mike
gain community insight about how to deal with tough barriers to
disability employment at each step of the job hunting process.
In addition, says O'Connell, it is "a forum for meeting other
job seekers and potential employers."
Through such networking, members and non-members of eSight
Careers Network, a free-registration site, can "showcase their
communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills -- job skills
needed in today's workplace," O'Connell points out.
She calls Job Seeker's Network an online alternative in meeting
the career counseling needs of individuals with disabilities as
vocation rehabilitation services cope with expected cuts in
funding and services.
The Job Seeker's Network is part of "Swimming in the Mainstream:
Topics in Workforce Development," a new eSight Careers Network
service for producing a reservoir of pertinent, timely and
accurate knowledge generated by individuals from the disability
community about what it takes to join and advance in America's
O'Connell urges individual bloggers or organizations with web
sites to consider syndicating the Job Seeker's Network, so that
by sharing our experiences, we can help each other find
meaningful work. She can be contacted at 212-683-4950
(telephone) or at
The Associated Blind, Inc. (TAB), a 66-year-old non-profit
organization, developed eSight Careers Network, an Internet
community for information sharing and knowledge building among
people with disabilities.
Source: The Associated Blind, Inc.
Contact: Nancy O'Connell
Tel: (212) 683-4950
Online community: www.eSight.org
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