You may be in a situation that directly or indirectly due to a disability you cannot pursue the career goal you originally wanted to, for example if you cannot complete your studies or need to change your programme. The short video below is for people who find themselves in this situation. Advertisements
For many disabled graduates, starting a full-time job can be very daunting. To help, here are 5 things you can do before you start to make a good first impression. Prior to starting- 1) Connect with new colleagues on LinkedIn before you start. Send a personalised invite saying that you’re excited to work there with… Read More Making a good first impression – 5 things you can do before you start work
Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to approach discussing reasonable adjustments with a new employer if you potentially need regular time off due to disability. Flexible Working If your employer knows that you are disabled, flexible working patterns could count as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010. Flexible working means arranging… Read More 3 things to know for taking time off work due to disability
Recently, I went to a day-long neurodiversity seminar. Here are 3 things that particularly stuck in my mind… 1. What does it say on the label? Neurodiversity is a term that has gained wider usage since its beginnings in the late 1990s. Neurodivergence is typically experienced on a spectrum; forms include ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia,… Read More A quick post on neurodiversity
As mentioned in January’s post: Why are so few people with a learning disability in employment?, over 800,000 adults in the UK are thought to have a learning disability. Next Monday, Learning Disability Week starts with a focus on accessible, inclusive sport in local communities. According to a 2015 Mencap survey, half of people with a… Read More Learning Disability Week: 17th-23rd June 2019. It’s all about sport…
If circumstances mean you don’t graduate with the grade you wanted, there are lots of reasons to be optimistic about your career prospects – Graduate schemes requiring at least a 2:1 actually represent a small amount of graduate labour market. Most employers are more flexible. If a 2:1 is needed for a specific industry, research… Read More Worried about getting a good job if you didn’t secure a 2:1?
People think about withdrawing from their studies for a lots of reasons, some of which relate to having a physical or mental disability. The Prospects Website has an excellent article written by Emma Knowles summarising what you need to know & consider when making this decision. Key points include – Speak to a careers adviser… Read More Thinking of changing or leaving your course?