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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.
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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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Whether you are putting your CV together or completing application forms, we all have the same goal – to stand out as an exceptional applicant and be invited for an interview. But how do you set yourself apart from other applicants and ensure you catch the eye of the recruiter - for all the right reasons?
This is where you can make your disability work for you and talk about the strengths and skills you have developed as a result of it.
When it comes to disability it’s very easy to think about all the things you cannot do, or that you can no longer do. However, it is time to think about what you can do and what skills, strengths and competencies you do have. We all develop skills as a result of our experiences and this is also true is you have to manage a disability on a day to day basis in a world that isn’t always geared up for it. These are skills that employers are potentially looking for.
If I think about the skills that I have developed as a result of being a wheelchair user these would include:
You ideally need to identify four or five key skills and for each of these you need to be able to provide a couple of examples to demonstrate why they are a strength. Ideally each skill will have been developed by a different experience and you should only aim to have two or three that are related to your disability.
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