Does it cost anything to sign up with SHiFT?
No, SHiFT is free to job seekers.
How does SHiFT work?
Job seekers set up a free account and then create a personal profile. You'll be asked to rate yourself on a variety of criteria. You will also select jobs in SHiFT that you are qualified for and interested in "matching" with. Based on your responses, you'll be "matched" with jobs with a similar rating from participating businesses. Participating companies will view their "matches" and candidate information (skills, experience, etc.) and from there will determine if and when to contact you for the next step in the hiring process.
How do I get started?
SHiFT is specifically for job seekers with disabilities and companies who are interested in hiring them. One of the first requirements in setting up your profile is agreeing to the Disclosure of Disability/Privacy and Confidentiality. You must check the box that you self-identify as a person with a disability and you also must agree to the Terms of Service to proceed.
How often can I update my profile, resume and other information?
You can update your personal profile information at any time.
Who can see my personal information on SHiFT?
Only when your matching criteria matches with a participating business can they view your personal profile and resume.
Can a family member or friend help me set up my profile information and have access to my account?
Absolutely. You can share your login information when you sign up so it's easy to access your account in the future.
What if I forget my login information?
If you forget your username or password, go to the Login page (http://shift.gkcbln.org/login) and click 'Forgot username?' or 'Forgot password?' You will be asked for the email address associated with your account. Once you've entered your email address, you will receive an email from SHiFT with the information you've requested.
What if I don't have a resume?
It's not a requirement for you to upload a resume. You can set up your profile, complete the matching criteria and even be matched with a job without a resume when you add your skills and experience in the current and past jobs section. However, for some jobs that require more extensive skills and expertise, uploading a resume will be very important.
How will I know if I match with a job?
When you complete and save your matching criteria section, SHiFT will automatically show you the posted jobs you match with and the level of match (i.e., 100%, 75%, 50%). When you have a match, you will also receive an email at the email address you provide when creating your profile. You must check the box that you are interested in the matched position before the company is notified of your match and interest.