Applying with a disability – how to account for mitigating circumstances
Date: 12th May 2021
Location: Delivered via webinar link
Applying for jobs is hard work and time consuming for everyone however add in a disability, lower grades or a lack of work experience and it can become even harder not least that it is difficult to know what information to share with an employer and how to do so.
As a student applying for jobs, you may be concerned about your disability or that you may have lower grades and this will automatically result in being rejected by an employer. However, genuine mitigating circumstances will be taken into consideration; what is key is knowing how to position them. By positioning differences on an application positively, it is possible for an applicant to stand out for the ‘right’ reasons and ensure that an offer of an interview is forthcoming.
This workshop will:
- Build understanding about job applications for students with disabilities.
- Highlight why employers ask about support requirements and mitigating circumstances
- Provide insights into the benefits of being open about mitigating circumstances, and the consequences of not
- Enable you to confidently position your mitigating circumstances
- Provide practical tools to positively disclose a disability
We hope that you will be able to join us on 12th May. To register your interest, please email: Jo Metcalf, at MyPlus Students’ Club.
*This event is free to students, no careers advisers, please.*