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University is an education in the broadest sense. Our University section will enable you to make the most of your time at University and take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you.
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In this section you can find all the advice and guidance you need as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.
In the Recruitment section there is a wealth of information about completing applications forms, online tests, and the various stages in the recruitment. Whilst the Disability section provides advice on how to manage your disability during the recruitment process including information on how to inform an employer of what you require and referring to your disability during an interview.
Managing Your Disability
The Organisations section is where you can find out about various organisations, the opportunities they offer and their individual approach to disability.
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It’s always great to hear from those who have been successful.
This section profiles many individuals, working across different industries, at various stages of their careers. Their interviews demonstrate that is possible to have a successful career regardless of whether or not you have a disability. They also illustrate the adjustments that can be made in the workplace.
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The application stage is the first interaction between you and the employer. It is therefore important that you present yourself in the best way that you can.
The information to include in your application and how it should be phrased are two important considerations for every applicant. For individuals who have a disability or long-term health condition, there are also extra factors to consider such as:
The following sections provide advice that is relevant to any individual applying for jobs, as well as addressing issues and challenges that are specific to those with a disability.
Whilst it is natural to feel concerned about the prospect of referring to your disability it could also be an excellent way of demonstrating your skills and abilities. Dealing with the daily challenges of having a disability naturally enhances your competencies, strengths, and coping mechanisms. By not talking openly about your disability you may be hiding the competencies that an employer is wishing to recruit.
When screening your application form, employers will take genuine mitigating circumstances relating to your disability into consideration. However, you need to be very clear that it is due to your disability otherwise it gives the impression of not being capable or not being bothered.
I'm a hard-working, self-motivated team player with a real interest in investment banking.
This may be true however you need to substantiate this:
Be open about the impact of your disability on your application - or you may be unnecessarily rejected.