Career Advancement Strategies Unveiled in Comprehensive Guide for Job Seekers with Disabilities

As part of its ongoing commitment to empowering individuals with disabilities in their careers, MI SILC has released a comprehensive employment blog series.

When and how to disclose a disability during the application process can be complex. We explore various considerations, empowering individuals to make informed decisions that align with their goals.”

— Jamia Davis, MI SILC Committee Chair

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, March 26, 2024 / — As part of its ongoing commitment to empowering individuals with disabilities in their career journeys, the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council has released the second installment of its comprehensive employment blog series. Titled “Getting on the Path to a Great Career,” the latest guide offers invaluable insights and actionable strategies for navigating the job search process with confidence and success.

In the blog, readers will discover a wealth of resources and expert advice on essential steps toward securing meaningful employment. From crafting tailored resumés to leveraging personal networks and preparing for interviews, the post provides a roadmap for individuals eager to advance their careers.

According to Steve Locke, Executive Director at MI SILC, “We’re thrilled to present the second installment of our employment blog series, aimed at empowering individuals with disabilities in their pursuit of fulfilling careers. Our latest blog provides actionable insights and guidance on essential steps toward securing meaningful employment.”

Key highlights of the guide include:

Create a Resumé—Then Customize It: Job seekers are encouraged to craft compelling resumés tailored to each job application, leveraging templates and step-by-step instructions provided in the blog.

Reach Out to Your Network: Networking remains a powerful tool for discovering job opportunities and gaining insights into various career paths. The blog offers tips on leveraging personal connections and online resources effectively.

Make a List of Jobs and Employers and Start Applying!: Readers are guided on compiling job lists and utilizing online platforms such as and USAJOBS.GOV to explore employment opportunities.

Choose Whether—and When—to Disclose a Disability: The blog delves into the complexities of disclosing disabilities during the job application process, empowering individuals to make informed decisions aligned with their preferences and goals.

Prepare for Your Interview: Practical strategies for interview preparation, including rehearsing questions and cultivating a confident demeanor, are provided to help job seekers leave a lasting impression on potential employers.

As individuals embark on their journey toward career advancement, MI SILC remains committed to providing ongoing support and resources. Readers are encouraged to visit for additional information and resources about disability services and advocacy.

For more information, please visit

Tori Sullivan-Cortez
Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council
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