A Business Career for Young People Who May Have Limitations

Article by Tanya Lee of Ability Village

Photo by Cottonbro Studio

A career in the business sector is a great career choice for young adults with disabilities. First, it provides them with the opportunity to work in an environment that is more forgiving of their limitations. Second, it helps them gain the skills they need to thrive in a competitive world. Here are some tips from Locksley to help you get started.

Exploring Choices

Young adults with disabilities have a lot of potential to succeed in the business world. They may have been overlooked because they are not seen as able to do as well as their peers. But, this is all changing with new research and more awareness about disabilities.

There’s a wealth of career advancement opportunities in the field of business as well. And business skills are easily transferable, which will come in handy if they ever decide to change fields.

The best careers for young adults with disabilities are those that allow them to work from home or have a flexible schedule. They may also find it easier to get hired because of their disability, as companies want to hire people who can bring diversity and unique skill sets to the company.

Just a few of the many business opportunities available for young people that may have some degree of physical limitation can be marketing, accounting, sales, or even customer service. The possibilities are endless, and so is the potential for success!

Getting That Entry-Level Job

Your first task will be to create a professional resume. There are several templates online that you can use to make sure yours is both professional looking and eye-catching, as well as ensure you don’t leave out any important sections or details. In fact, this may help you get noticed and stand out from a crowd of competitors. 

Next, share your resume on job recruiting sites like LinkedIn. When using LinkedIn for your job search, remember that this is a business-focused site. You should include a photo that is professional and up-to-date. Keep all of your posts there positive, and be sure to respond immediately to any requests you receive. Focus on making connections and showing yourself as knowledgeable in your desired field, even though you’re not an expert yet.

Internships are a great way to get your foot in the door of a company and learn about the industry. They can be done for credit or for pay. It is important to remember that internships are not usually considered full-time jobs but rather an opportunity to gain experience in the workplace. 

Starting Your Own Business

Business ownership offers certain advantages to those who have disabilities, including the freedom to create their own work environment and to put their skills to use on their own terms. If you’re computer savvy, for instance, creating your own business in internet technology or web design or opening an eCommerce store for custom-made items may be a perfect fit for you.

A social media management career involves monitoring, executing, filtering, and measuring the social media presence of a business or an individual, explains Sked Social. This is becoming a more in-demand job as more and more small and large businesses depend on social media for marketing and staying in touch with their consumers. 

Freelance writing jobs are plentiful right now, with many companies realizing the need for updating their online content to keep consumer engagement high. You can start by publishing a few articles of your own using your own blog, then advertise your freelance writing services on sites like Upwork and Constant Content. 

A Degree in Business

A business degree is a perfect foundation for a great career. It provides you with a holistic understanding of the world, and it gives you skills that are in high demand. It’s not just an academic degree. It is a gateway to a wide range of careers in the corporate world. It prepares you for a career in marketing, finance, management, entrepreneurship, and so on. 

Another important feature of an education in business is that it teaches you how to think critically and analytically and helps you learn how to communicate effectively, which can be valuable in any job.

Focus on How You Stand Out

When you’re entering a competitive business market, it’s easy to be discouraged, knowing you’re competing with others who don’t face your particular challenges. It’s important to keep focused on what particular gifts you have to offer, create a professional resume, stay confident, and think about all the unique qualities you have to offer. 

It’s important to know what’s real and what’s fake news, and Locksley can help you learn how to identify misinformation so you can be truly informed. Visit us online to learn more

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