For many individuals, telling a future employer that you have a
disability or long-term health condition is one of the hardest parts of
applying for a job and preparing for an interview. However, not
informing them may seriously jeopardise your ability to demonstrate your
talent and potential for the job.
Even if you are successful in getting your dream role without being open
about your disability without the support you require you may find
every day a struggle.
Why Does An Employer Want To Know?
Employers primarily want to know whether or not you have a disability so that they can put the adjustments you require in place. They do this in order that you can demonstrate your ability during the recruitment process.
In the main body of the application form, you are likely to be asked: Please inform us if you have any specific requirements during the recruitment process. The information you provide here will be used to implement the adjustments and support you require.
separate to the equal opportunities form where you are asked more
directly: do you consider yourself to have a disability? This
information is used ...