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
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
EmployAbility are holding weekly 45 minute webinars in order to support disabled students who require help to get started. Specifically, these sessions are aimed at disabled students, with regular sessions until at least mid-May. 29th April, 2pm: Your Rights: Privacy and Adjustments (Replay available soon) 6th May, 2pm: Open Q & A: Your Disability and Employment Questions Answered… Read More Webinars for disabled & neurodiverse students
The first time talking about an acquired disability to a prospective employer can be intimidating. While there may be lots of things going through your mind to say (for example, details of how the disability came about), confidently talking about this often involves a different starting point – Consider the employers’ point of view. They… Read More Talking confidently to an employer about an acquired disability
No matter how daunting or easy you feel it will be to achieve your career goals, involving the right people will make your journey quicker and easier. But who are the right people, and how can they help? Step 1 Think about where you are now, and where you would like to be in the… Read More Finding & engaging with people who can help you achieve your career goals
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?’
If you experience social anxiety, attending a formal job interview with strangers may be something you really don’t look forward to. Beyond the essential steps of researching the employer, thinking about questions you might get asked, working with your careers service and so on, below are some excerpts of advice to help with this. Claire… Read More Social anxiety and job interviews
As a disabled student wanting to get a job in this competitive sector, you may feel disadvantaged by having a disability. We have collated some insight from people who work in the profession to hopefully make this a little easier. Zoe Allen-Robinson, Solicitors Regulation Authority “I think law is a very challenging area to get… Read More Interested in working in law?
I asked several experts to share their answers to the question – “What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to a disabled student who is nervous speaking to an employer about workplace support?” We’re very lucky that people gave up their time to help out, and here are their answers: Julian John, Managing Director,… Read More Speaking to an employer about workplace support.
Graeme has several years’ experience as a disability consultant, including working with Viacom, Channel 4 and Lloyds TSB to improve their processes and culture for recruiting and supporting disabled people in the workplace. Among other projects Graeme also works with the Business Disability Forum supporting businesses in improving their practises for both disabled customers and… Read More Interview with Graeme Whippy MBE, leading Disability Consultant