Making a good first impression – 5 things you can do before you start work

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

Worried about getting a good job if you didn’t secure a 2:1?

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?

Thinking of changing or leaving your course?

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?

It’s soon Mental Health Awareness Week, here’s a summary of our recent articles on this topic.

With it soon being Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we’d like to highlight several articles for students who experience mental health challenges. Unfortunately couldn’t tenuously link anything into this years’ theme of ‘body image’, still hope they’re very useful. This includes: Job searching advice for students experiencing mental health challenges Advice for if you feel… Read More It’s soon Mental Health Awareness Week, here’s a summary of our recent articles on this topic.

What can companies do to support new staff who experience mental health challenges?

Asking for adjustments in the work place can be difficult, especially if you are unsure of exactly what to ask for. This article hopes to address this, and is split into two parts- Firstly, answers to the question ‘What are some of the best things you’ve seen employers do to support staff experiencing mental health… Read More What can companies do to support new staff who experience mental health challenges?