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

Webinars for disabled & neurodiverse students

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

How to use Dyspraxia as an advantage in the workplace

This blog is part of our series on neurodiversity, and is on a topic that’s very close to my heart, as being dyspraxic myself I’m aware that when dyspraxia is discussed, there’s a (understandable) focus on the challenges, but less understanding and appreciation of the strengths that come with dyspraxia.  Step 1 – Every person’s… Read More How to use Dyspraxia as an advantage in the workplace

Talking about mental health challenges from a position of strength

Speaking to an employer about your mental health challenges can be difficult, and for a lot of people this can cause additional negative feelings, such as anxiety, stress and so on. It is natural to worry about how these conversations may go and how the person you are speaking to will react. However, there is… Read More Talking about mental health challenges from a position of strength

Talking confidently to an employer about an acquired disability

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

Finding & engaging with people who can help you achieve your career goals

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

Interview with Mark Brooks, Managing Director at Gemini Training & Consulting Ltd – Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

Mark has spent his entire career helping people and businesses to improve. As managing director of Gemini Training, he works with businesses to enhance their people – including delivering mental health training. His LinkedIn profile can be found here, and more about Gemini Training here. Mark kindly agreed to share some insights about mental wellbeing… Read More Interview with Mark Brooks, Managing Director at Gemini Training & Consulting Ltd – Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

Advice for people who are anxious about networking – top tips for J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a writer, podcast host and speaker who specialises in helping people build better, stronger personal connections to help them achieve success in their career. Kelly is the author of ‘Build your Dream Network’ , hosts a podcast, YouTube channel and can be reached via her website, LinkedIn or Twitter. Kelly kindly… Read More Advice for people who are anxious about networking – top tips for J. Kelly Hoey

5 Job Hunting Tips for Disabled Graduates

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