5 job hunting tips for disabled graduates This post originally appeared on the Give a Grad a Go blog, https://www.giveagradago.com/news/2018/08/5-job-hunting-tips-for-graduates-with-a-disability/335 The graduate jobs market can be especially daunting for graduates with a disability – but there are many effective ways to ensure that a disability or health condition doesn’t prevent you have a great career.… Read More 5 Job Hunting Tips for Disabled Graduates
One year on from my post looking at the Disability Confident scheme and it is great to see that since this time last year, 4000 more employers have signed up. Disability Confident employers should offer an interview to a disabled candidate who meets the minimum criteria for the job role that they are applying for.… Read More Am I guaranteed an interview?
It can be hard to know where to start when disclosing. It can also be tricky to keep things concise. Here’s an example of how to disclose in just 150 words… ‘I have dyspraxia. Key features include difficulties with concentration and coordination, but it affects people very differently. How dyspraxia impacts me is that… Read More Disclosing…in 150 words
Looking for that first job after graduation can be difficult. It’s something that’s not often talked about, but after all the focus on final year tasks and graduation, looking for work while not knowing when you’ll land the right opportunity can be confusing, disorientating and depressing. Within the AGCAS Disability Task Group, we each decided… Read More ‘What one tip would you give a disabled graduate who hasn’t found the right job yet?’
Read six or seven strategies at different Universities and you’ll find that the values and visions all start to blur into one. Disability gets lost within broader terms like ‘equality’, ‘diversity’, ‘inclusion’, ‘accessibility’, or ‘well-being’, sometimes without a specific organisation-wide approach to disability set out (let alone any actions). Having the aim of making practices… Read More Getting disability on the agenda
What is Access to Work & how can it help? If you have a disability or health condition that makes it hard for you to do some of the tasks in your job (or a job you will be starting) and need help that is not covered by your employer making reasonable adjustments, you may… Read More What is Access to Work and how can I apply for it?
Looking for a job is stressful for a lot of people, and trying to do this alongside studying while struggling with very low energy seem overwhelming. Below are some suggestions to help make this process more manageable, while appreciating that everyone’s situation is unique. The ideas below are based on taking time to think and… Read More Searching for work when struggling with low energy-levels.