Advice - Finding a job / internship when you have a disability
You will find advice on finding a job or an internship
A dedicated recruitment forum
Hello Handicap is a forum dedicated to people with disabilities. It takes place twice a year (in April and October). It references more than 250,000 job offers. In order to be eligible, you must hold an RQTH.
Adapted companies facilitate access to employment for people with disabilities and have the obligation to employ more than 80% of people with disabilities.
UNEA is the association which brings together adapted companies. The UNEA can help you identify suitable companies that match your skills and desires, and help you get in touch with them.
Employment center and Cap emploi
Pôle emploi is the state’s job search organization. If you specify that you are disabled (which we recommend doing), Pôle Emploi will direct you to Pôle Emploi advisers specializing in supporting people with disabilities.
Cap emploi (link to the directory to find the cap emploi in your department) is a specialized state body which supports people with disabilities towards employment. There is one Employment Cap per department (directory to find the employment cap for your department)
There are many firms such as Michael Page , who is a general practitioner, or TH Conseil, who specializes in disability. These firms will ask you for your CV as well as the type of job you are looking for. They will try to put you in contact with companies that match your profile and your expectations. Linklusion is a firm that specializes in freelancers with disabilities.
The disability mission and the university
Some universities have a dedicated space for job vacancies. If this is your case, you can consult this dedicated space and apply for the vacancies that interest you. Sometimes, the university’s disability mission also negotiates agreements for the employment of people with disabilities. To find out if this is the case within your university, you can contact the disability mission and / or the corporate relations of your university.
The personal network
Your personal knowledge, and that of those close to you, can also make it easier for you to find work. The alumni network of your college, high school, or university can also give you access to people who will help you in your job search.
From now on, social networks facilitate contact. LinkedIn is a network specializing in employment. On LinkedIn, you can make an online resume, connect (the equivalent of asking friends on Facebook) with people who work in a field that interests you, and apply for jobs online.