A career planning and employment resource for people who are blind or partially sighted

Working Life

Ah, the joys of working life -- the scheduled time to produce, the opportunity to meet others with similar interests and values, the chance to contribute in a meaningful way, the ability to gain experience, and the financial security of having a steady income and related benefits. There’s a lot to be gained from securing employment.

Once you’ve landed your job, the next big hurdle is keeping it by performing well and getting along well with your employer and co-workers. The second challenge you’ll face is advancing in your job and career. This is something that you’ll want to consider early on in your career so that you’ll move in the direction that you want to go.

This section spells out some of the most important things that you can do to maintain or keep your job and grow with it.