Working Assets: A Career Guide for Peers: Finding and Succeeding at a Job Living with a Mental Illness (Paperback)

Working Assets: A Career Guide for Peers: Finding and Succeeding at a Job Living with a Mental Illness By Christina Bruni M.S. Cover Image

Working Assets: A Career Guide for Peers: Finding and Succeeding at a Job Living with a Mental Illness (Paperback)

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The information in Working Assets is candid, competitive, and allows the reader to take control of the process using tactics that not a lot of non-disabled individuals are aware of. While those without a mental illness would benefit from reading the book the guide is geared towards a target market of peers with mental health issues often overlooked in mainstream media.
Inside Working Assets, you will find:

•Specific job-hunting strategies for people living with mental illnesses.
•Detailed insight on creating a resume, interviewing, and navigating the workplace once hired.
•Advice on requesting a reasonable accommodation under the ADA Act if needed.
•Peer-endorsed tactics for managing your mental health on the job.
•Thoughts on achieving a fulfilled life using your hard-earned cash.

From volunteer work to office jobs and non-traditional careers Working Assets covers the bases. A spectrum of options exists for finding the work that is the right fit for you.
Christina Bruni, M.S., has been a professional librarian for over 20 years. For over 12 years, she has had a niche in career services. She has helped numerous customers create resumes and obtain job interviews that lead to job offers. Her first book is "Left of the Dial: A Memoir of Schizophrenia, Recovery, and Hope." She writes the Career Corner column for City Voices mental health journal online.
Product Details ISBN: 9781667840758
ISBN-10: 1667840754
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication Date: October 9th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English
Working Assets meets the reader where they are in the job search with respect to recovery. As a peer in recovery, I gained insight from the stories and resources, which educated me about personal common mistakes and how to move forward in the workplace. Christina covers a wide range of scenarios, topics, and concerns to empower peers.
— Ashley Smith, blog author of Overcoming Schizophrenia, and author of What's on My Mind? Volume I and What's on My Mind? Coping Takes Work, Volume II.

Christina Bruni's voice is instructive and compassionate. The mixture of memoir/self-help/how-to works well. I am a member of Fountain House. I can picture this book on our shelves at the Clubhouse. Not only does it seek to offer practical advice; it could also open doors for people, doors they thought were closed for good. And quite possibly restore hope.
— Robert Philip Crane

Persons living with a mental illness offer a diverse range of talents, expertise, and skills to the U.S. job market. Accessing employment has been shown to improve mental health, as it contributes positively to a person's confidence, self-esteem, and feelings of self-worth.
Christina Bruni, a leader in the mental health community, offers an educated perspective. Her writing style is approachable and warm, succinct, and directive. Working Assets has the power to change lives.
— Sarah Gaffey, L.C.S.W.