Release Date: January 18, 2007
Dan Ryan, director of career planning and the author of Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities, is quoted in an article on the job-focused Web site Monster.com on whether people with disabilities should include that information on their resumes. "Employers use resumes to week people out, so anything on the resume that would allude to a disability -- given the realities of the marketplace -- will probably work against you," Ryan said. "I would only reveal a disability on a resume if I knew that it would increase my chances of getting the job. This is rarely true, except for when applying for programs designed specifically to recruit people with disabilities, or if the disability is related to the position, for example, a visually impaired counselor for those who are visually impaired." Go to article.