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Daring to Dream by Sarah Price Hancock

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Daring to Dream challenges people to take back their dreams about finding their career paths and creating opportunities for a quality life. For most of us, our work is at the center of our lives—it’s where we spend the majority of our time, where we find opportunities to build important relationships, and where we often discover our identities. Research tells us that the longer people are out of work, the harder it is to go back to work. If people are telling you that you can’t work, it can be tough to figure out the steps to find your way back, regardless of the reason for not working. While there may be other guides to finding a job, Daring to Dream fills a void by walking through a step-by-step process with practical strategies that instruct you on job-seeking skills while helping you reclaim self-confidence.”

—Dr Caren Sax, Professor, Chair, Department of Administration, 
Rehabilitation, & Postsecondary Education, San Diego State University

“One of the most brilliant and practical vocational rehabilitation (VR) publications of 2019. It promises to set the standard in job placement for people with and without disabilities for years to come. This book combines Sarah’s extraordinary skill and talent as a vocational rehabilitation professional with her personal experience facing employment with a disability. Daring to Dream is essential for those wishing to learn vocational ‘tools of the trade’ from someone with exceptional skill, talent and heart.”

—Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast Host

This book is perfect for anyone daring to dream about working in a job they love. It can be used by individuals or to facilitate job clubs. 

Tools include:
Develop personal esteem 
Identify a preferred job title
Develop Power Statements 
Preparing a “Me in 30 Seconds” 
Networking basics 
Searching for employment 
Résumés 
Cover letters 
Interviewing techniques 
Interview follow-up basics

Sarah Price Hancock, MS, CRC, lived for nearly two decades misdiagnosed with severe mental illness. She went on to graduate with a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling and an advanced certificate in psychiatric rehabilitation. She worked for four years as an adjunct professor in San Diego State University’s internationally recognized Rehabilitation Counseling program. Sarah currently hosts The Emotional Self-Reliance Podcast, guest lectures on psychiatric recovery and develops curriculum enabling people to achieve their fullest potential.
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