Direct Support: A Realistic Job Preview (ANCOR)

A realistic job preview (RJP) is a recruitment strategy used to give potential employees detailed and balanced information about job expectations so they can make an informed decision about accepting a job offer from the employer. RJPs provide both positive and negative information that potential staff are unlikely to know. This RJP video, produced for ANCOR by the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota, illustrates the real, everyday work of direct support professionals, with first-person stories and advice for people considering direct support as a career choice.

  • ANCOR – Realistic Job Preview

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    Direct Support: A Realistic Job Preview, produced by the Research and Training Center on Community Living in partnership with ANCOR.

  • Direct Support: A Realistic Job Preview (ANCOR)

    1 video

    A realistic job preview (RJP) is a recruitment strategy used to give potential employees detailed and balanced information about job expectations so they can make an informed decision about accepting a job offer from the employer. RJPs provide both positive and negative information that potential...

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    1 video

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    1 video

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