MyPlusStudentsClub: Managing a disability when applying for a job

MyPlusStudentsClub: Managing a disability when applying for a job

Sunday, 23rd of December

Are you a student tackling a disability and worried your applications may be affected by this? MyPlusStudentsClub exist to help students specifically for this reason, and as part of our December Blog series, share their resources on offer.

MyPlusStudentsClub: Managing a disability when applying for a job

MyPlus Students’ Club is a free resource that connects disabled* students with employers who value talent and provides advice on tough questions around the recruitment process, including disability disclosure or ‘being open’ as we prefer to call it. Our topic this month is about readjusting the lens on disability when applying for jobs. What are the additional strengths, skills and competencies that you have had to develop as a result of living with, and managing a disability? What is your ‘Plus’?

It is easy for students to consider all the things that they cannot or are no longer able to do as a result of a disability where instead they should consider the additional strengths, skills and competencies that they have developed as a consequence. Communicating these strengths confidently to an employer can give them a genuine opportunity to demonstrate their full potential. For more detailed information on how to communicate strengths and  using the ‘STAR’ technique please visit MyPlus Students’ Club.

At MyPlus Students’ Club we have a variety of tools; eBooks, templates, and stories that can help you to help you be open with employers about a disability, account for differences in your application and request adjustments in the recruitment process.  We hope that you find them useful as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.

* 13% of undergraduate students at UK Universities have a disability or health condition; this includes, but is not limited to, conditions such as poor mental health, dyslexia, Asperger’s Syndrome, hearing impairments, ADHD, speech impairments and physical impairments.

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