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What can BIT help me with?
BIT can help professionals polish their resume, practice interviewing skills, and network with our employer partners through events and one-on-one introductions. Through the BIT Academy™, we offer a selection of courses throughout the year to train candidates in skills our network is looking for.
What is BIT looking for in a candidate?
We can help people who have developed professional goals, who have a marketable skill set, and who have a specific idea of where they would like to take their career. If you are looking for an entry level position, BIT may be able to offer some advice on your career search, but our connections are typically for higher level positions. Regardless of where you are in your professional development, reach out to our candidate team. We are always happy to offer suggestions and research resources that might help.
Do I need to be interested in technology in order to be a candidate?
Not necessarily. Technology is where we have the greatest success and make the most connections. Candidates should be tech savvy. However, if you have experience in another marketable professional field, we may be able to make a connection.
Do I need to be blind or visually impaired to become a candidate?
Not at all! We have candidates with various forms of disabilities who utilize the full range of BIT’s services.
Do any of your staff have a disability?
More than 50 percent of the team identifies as having a disability.
Do I need to be located in Denver to be a candidate?
While we are based in Denver and build our employer network in the metro area, we have found job placements for a few candidates across the country including Phoenix AZ and Burlington MA.
Can BIT help me if I’m outside the United States?
Unfortunately, we are unable to employ internationally based candidates at this time.
Does BIT have an office in Denver?
We are located in a shared working space with several amazing nonprofits at The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO, 80202.
Why doesn’t BIT have a phone number?
We are a small team constantly on the go around the Denver metro area. We are often meeting with clients or giving presentations, and you won’t find BIT staff sitting behind a desk for very long. Email is the best way to get in touch and receive an answer in a timely manner.
Why does BIT require me to have a LinkedIn profile?
LinkedIn is a powerful tool for networking, showcasing your skills, and searching out job postings. It is an interactive professional social media network with courses and articles that may help candidates further their professional development. It also gives our candidate staff an easy way to view your professional summary.
What will I need to provide to BIT?
We will ask for a copy of your resume along with a LinkedIn profile. That’s it!
What happens once I sign a candidate agreement?
You will join the “active candidates seeking employment” status. We are constantly growing our network of employer partners and will work to connect our candidates with those employers looking to fill a relevant position. Candidates should continue job searching on their end while we continue building relationships and making connections through our professional networks.
Does BIT guarantee job placement?
No, we do not guarantee placement, but we do guarantee we will work hard to help you reach your employment goals.
Will the BIT Academy reimburse or pay for certifications?
BIT does not generally offer reimbursement or financial assistance with certifications or for any exam fees.
Does BIT charge their candidates for recruitment services?
No, a BIT candidate will never be charged for placement services.
Still have questions?
Contact our candidate team at email@example.com!
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The Blind Institute of Technology™ (BIT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing workforce development and inclusive employment solutions that prepare people with disabilities, and the employers who hire them, for success in the workplace.
Led by Executive Director Mike Hess, BIT aims to help solve the unemployment and diversity and inclusion epidemic among people with disabilities by reducing barriers to employment through education, preparation, employment placement and accessible technology initiatives. Our vision is a world in which people with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as their peers.