Relationship mapping – a useful interview preparation tool for neurodivergent students

Being dyspraxic, I’ve always found my brain ‘locks’ when trying to concentrate on something important that involves any level of stress – including preparing for interviews. This has led to a few instances in my life where I’d be asked a question in an interview, and think ‘I didn’t think to prepare for that, but… Read More Relationship mapping – a useful interview preparation tool for neurodivergent students

Choosing the right examples when answering competency questions – advice for students with Autism

Competency-based questions are a really popular type of question used by employers during both applications and interviews. These are questions which ask candidates to describe when and how they have demonstrated a particular skill or attribute. You might be in a position where you’re reading the person specification for a vacancy you’re interested in applying… Read More Choosing the right examples when answering competency questions – advice for students with Autism

When the adjustments need adjustments: managing the COVID-19 work from home challenges

Careers Consultant, Viki Chinn, reflects on the challenges faced as a disabled individual in a time where COVID-19 has changed the way we work and collaborate: Before COVID-19 I wonder what I would have said if someone had told me six months ago that there would be a period of time, in the not too… Read More When the adjustments need adjustments: managing the COVID-19 work from home challenges

Everyday disability terms explained

Disability-friendly employer Disability-friendly employers are organisations that are serious about equality & diversity. They will have structures in place to ensure that their disabled employees feel welcomed and valued. Some-such employers will be signed up to schemes and initiatives or perhaps have their own staff disability network. These companies often display disability-related logos on their… Read More Everyday disability terms explained

Five questions for Helen Cooke, CEO & Founder of MyPlus

Helen, what 3 tips would you give to an employer who is trying to attract more disabled applicants?  Engaging with students / recent graduates who have a disability isn’t hard, however employers need to be proactive and to position themselves as employers of choice to this talent pool by: 1. Articulating the organisation’s approach to… Read More Five questions for Helen Cooke, CEO & Founder of MyPlus

EmployAbility Webinars for disabled students

Following on from our post on April 29th links to the Next Generation Inclusive Thinking webinars for disabled students run by EmployAbility can be found here. Cindy McAlister from Employability has also shared some FAQs they’ve received – 1. At what stage of the recruitment process should I disclose my disability?  You don’t have to… Read More EmployAbility Webinars for disabled students

Preparing for virtual assessment centres

As part of their response to the COVID-19 situation, many graduate employers have moved their recruitment activities more online, including assessment centres. Online (otherwise known as ‘virtual’) assessment centres involve completing a series of activities virtually where the employer will assess your performance against their criteria. These activities can include interviews, in-tray exercises, group work… Read More Preparing for virtual assessment centres