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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
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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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I was born physically disabled which means I have various physical impairments including deafness, sclerosis and arthrogryposis. However, I have never let my physical impairments hold me back in life. There is so much more to life than what your body looks like. I have been able to fully participate in many able-bodied sports such as football, swimming and tennis. I even discovered disability sports such as wheelchair basketball and wheelchair racing. Being aware of my physical limitations has allowed me to know how much I can do. With this knowledge, I enjoy pushing myself and discovering my physical capabilities.
Outside of sports, I have been academically successful and am now at university studying a degree in International Politics, which has led me to gain more self-confidence. My plus is my well-rounded personality. I have a deeper appreciation of life because of my disability. I have a supportive and loving family and I am fortunate to have had many wonderful opportunities to travel, have a good education and pursue my interests and hobbies after a successful surgery. My experience has helped me to empathise with those less fortunate than me. In fact, I think my deafness has some advantages as sleeping is so easy, I have become a better listener and I am forced to pay more attention to how I communicate which has helped me with speaking. Also, I love learning foreign languages and can speak Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese! - Alex Lever
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