Tips for Job-hunting with a Disability.
Finding a job isn't easy for anyone in this market, but for job hunters with disabilities, the search can seem especially intimidating.
"There is a tendency among people to make assumptions," said Dan Ryan of the University of Buffalo, author of the "Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities." Interviews may be uncomfortable or worry that a disability in one area will carry over into others.
Tips for making sure a disability doesn't stand in the way of getting a job:
1. Keep the focus on what you can do -- not what you cannot do.
All job seekers must convince an interviewer that they are up to the job requirements. If you need to ask for an accommodation, phrase it in positive terms: "As long as I'm able to get my wheelchair in the door, I can attend the meeting."
Interviewers are always more convinced by someone who offers a detailed plan than by someone who just say, "Sure, I can do that." Say you're required to go from building C three or four times a day and you're sitting in a wheelchair. Explain how you will do it: I'll just roll my wheelchair up the ramp and do the job."
2. Discuss only what's necessary about your disability. If you're asked to come for an interview on the fifth floor of a building with no elevator and you can't get up the stairs, you'll need to explain that ahead of time. But "in most circumstances, the longer you put off disclosing your disability, the better off you are "
#Thanks for Reading!!
Please 🙏 🙏, do well to like, share and comment down below if you found it helpful. Also follow up on my page for more updates!!
Content created and supplied by: IraborBenedict (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More