Applying for graduate jobs and winding your way through the recruitment process can appear daunting for anyone. If you are a student with a disability or long-term health condition however, this prospect can seem to be even more of a challenge. When approaching employers, for instance, students may be reluctant to inform them of their disability or talk about what support or adjustments they require in the workplace.
Fortunately help is at hand in the shape of an exciting new website, www.greatwithdisability.com. This website is a unique resource for students with disabilities since it offers a step-by-step guide on how to navigate the whole graduate recruitment process. Topics include essentials such as being open about your disability, requesting adjustments or support, explaining gaps in the CV or a lack of work experience to name but a few.
Another area in which www.greatwithdisability.com excels are the top employers listed on the website who wish to market themselves to disabled applicants. Students can read about the support on offer, how to access it and browse through case studies of employees successfully working at these firms. To date there are over 30 companies listed on the site and this will rise in the coming months.
We wish you all the very best as you come to the end of your time at university and wish to remind you that your graduate future begins at www.greatwithdisability.com.
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Guest blog on behalf of greatwithdisability.com