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Gathering Your Resources

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Review the Gathering Your Resources Fact Sheet along with any other resources and complete the activity below

Think about...

  • Do you have any obstacles or challenges that are keeping you from getting a job?
  • What resources or people currently support you with reaching your goals?
  • What resources are in your local community that can help get a job?
  • What information or support do you need to be able to feel ready for a job?
  • How do you keep track of the websites, agencies, and other community resources that can support you?

Instructions

  • You have 2 options for completing this activity:
    • Option 1: Resource Log Planner and Template
      • Think about your goal of getting a job.
      • List questions you have or supports you may need using the form.
      • Select the type of resource that can answer the question or provide the support.
      • On page 2, create a list of national, state, or local resources that will support you with your goal of employment.
    • Option 2: Resource Log Planner and TN Pathfinder Guide
      • Think about your goal of getting a job.
      • List questions you have or supports you may need using the form.
      • Select the type of resource that can answer the question or provide the support.
      • On page 2, Follow the steps to create an account profile on Tennessee Disability Pathfinder.
      • Bookmark resources and agencies that can support you with your goal of employment.

Review the Gathering Your Resources Fact Sheet along with any other resources and complete the activity below

Instructions

  • Download the Agency Interview Form
  • Select an agency that they would like to explore
  • Review the questions on the form and add any other questions you have in the blank space
  • Schedule an in-person, virtual, or phone interview with a representative from the local agency or business
  • Record answers to the questions using the fillable form

Reflect

  • How can the resources you have gathered support you with your goal of becoming employed?
  • Which of the resources you have gathered would you like to use?
  • Which of the resources you have explored were not a good fit for your needs?
  • What other types of resources do you feel like you need to find?
  • What are some tools that can help you find the resources you need?

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