Based on Graduate Outcomes data, What Happens Next? 2022 looks in detail at the outcomes of 2019 disabled graduates. The report has been produced annually by the AGCAS Disability Task Group for nearly 20 years. Some key findings from the 2022 report: The ongoing upward trend in the proportion of graduates from first degrees disclosing a disability… Read More What Happens Next? 2022 (A report on the outcomes of 2019 disabled graduates)
I’m excited to let you know about a new employability course for autistic students and graduates. The course has 5 main sections covering interview preparation, adjustments, knowing yourself & your autism, and planning your career path. It has been created by both autistic and non-autistic professionals. For more about the course, and to meet my… Read More Free employability course for autistic students & graduates!
Q. Can I explain the interview adjustments I need at the beginning of the interview? A. No. It’s not a good idea to leave it until the interview has started to let the interviewer know which adjustments you’ll be needing. This is because the interviewers won’t have enough time to put the adjustment in place.… Read More Questions and answers about interviews
If you are a disabled applicant or employee, employers must make sure that you are not disadvantaged when completing a job application or carrying out a job role. This means they must make reasonable adjustments. As a disabled applicant, you have the right to ask for changes to be made to an application form, test, interview, or assessment centre if this… Read More Everyday disability terms explained – reasonable adjustments
Blind in Business (BiB) is a national charity that works to support blind and partially sighted young people into employment. We work with approx. 140 people each year, ranging from students interested in degree apprenticeships to university students and graduates supporting them into internships, graduate jobs and graduate schemes. Over the last 30 years, BiB… Read More Blind in Business – free workshops for disabled students and graduates
The Disability Task Group have a new resource: Psychometric tests – a guide for disabled students. You can download it here (no log in of any type is needed). I hope you will find the resource useful. Feel free to share it with colleagues and with disabled students & graduates. The motivation for the resource… Read More Psychometric tests – a guide for disabled students
If you are working with students who are looking for accessible job searching sites or keen to find a job with an employer who is proactive in trying to attract disabled applicants, here are some suggestions of websites to share: Disability Jobsite Vercida job search (it’s possible to filter results by disability) Jobs at companies… Read More 8 job searching sites for disabled students
Unfortunately for many of us, labels are the blockers to both how we think about ourselves and how others see us. Sometimes labels are put upon us, causing us to adopt them as who we are because that is what we are seen as, which in turn can create a negative emotion. So how can… Read More Why do labels cause so many barriers to employment?
Disabled Reverse Mentoring It goes without saying that people with disabilities should have the same opportunities as everyone else but unfortunately this is not the case. In the UK disabled people are twice more likely to be unemployed compared to non-disabled people and need to apply for 60% more jobs. Amazingly 20% of the working… Read More The Disability Connect Mentoring Scheme
In the CV – it’s unlikely this would be the best option. However, there are times when it might be. Perhaps you have decided that you just want to mention your disability in passing and you feel that there is a relevant section in your CV for you to do this. It might also be… Read More Sharing information about your disability: Six options for when to do it