Host said: How did you get your start doing job developer work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?
Do you need a particular educational background?
Hello: I believe in this difficult job market, you must remain highly positive and have faith in yourself; regardless of anything that people are saying which is usually highly negative.
You only need a BA degree in any area; but, if you want to advance and secure a higher salary in the future--why not look into attending Assumption College on line. They are training master degreed candidates in the area of Human Services and disabily knowledge. You can also do an internship and then sit and pass the CRC (certified rehab counselor) to secure higher paying jobs.
You can also work as a contractor for agencies like Office of Rehab Services as a job developer contractor.
Why not make an ongoing listing of all the employers in your community that are interesting and hiring; or will be hiring in 2010.
Job Placement people must work with little or no supervision; therefore, you have to show that you are capable, honest, and a reliable worker for the people you work for.
You might even think about relocating to areas that are hiring people. New York area offers over $30/per hour at various agencies to do the work. If you are bi-lingual and even tri-lingual---you can probably get a job right away. Languages, speaking well, and dressing for success means a lot.
If you can drive around to meet recruiters that are seeking clients to hire, you can develop a data base on your own home computer with contact names and numbers and keep them for future purposes.
This is not an easy job in this economy; however, I think it is a good foot in the door to earn a very lucrative salary with good benefits down the road when the employment climate begins to show improvement.
If you are not afraid to approach people in a positive way---then this might be your opp