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Communicating Your Strengths

Demonstrate how your strengths gained through having a disability relate to the role and set you apart from competition.

If you have applied for a graduate job or internship, you may have encountered questions either on the application form or during an interview such as “Why should we hire you?” or “Tell me about a time where you had to demonstrate (a specific competency)”.

The purpose of these questions is to find out where your strengths lie and whether or not you have the relevant skills and aptitude to excel in the role. Employers will also be assessing your profile against the other candidates to see what unique skills and experiences you can bring to the organisation.


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