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Position your Disability Positively for Employers

This is a guest blog from a good friend of Evenbreak, Louis Jameson, Assistant Manager, Group Disability Programme at Lloyds Banking Group: Today I want to share some thoughts on how to position a disability or health condition when entering work. Whilst our universities get us work-ready, no one discusses how to address our disability…

Guest blog: Best Careers for People with Visual Impairment?

A guest post by Cheryl Wilcox: Over the years many people as they have gotten to know me have asked “what are the best career options for the visually impaired and blind”. I had never thought about it but there seems to be an assumption that there are jobs that are ideal for the blind…

Specialist Colleges Providing Vocational Training for Disabled Young People

This article was written by Andrew Atkinson, Managing Director of UK ecommerce website Mobility Smart – an online store stocking products to make life easier for those with mobility difficulties and for the older generation requiring living aids and specialist equipment. Derwen College is an educational facility in Oswestry, which promotes itself as a ‘residential college…

Guest blog: Have I got what it takes?

Today’s guest blogger, the lovely Mike Brodie of Thoughts Without Limits, asks the question we have all asked ourselves: This may be a reflective question that you have secretly asked yourself at one stage or another in life. Can you remember when this was? How did you feel when it popped into your mind? Was…

Opportunities for blind and partially sighted candidates

Always keen to ensure our candidates know what is available for you, we wanted to promote this great scheme from RNIB, called Extending the Reach, aimed at helping blind and partially-sighted people looking for work. More on their nwebsite here. RNIB’s Extending the Reach programme (EtR) works to place unemployed blind and partially sighted people…

Guest Blog: How do I tell my employer about my impairment?

Kath Sutherland from START Ability Services writes about the question of when to discuss impairments or health issues with an employer: People often worry about whether they have to disclose an illness or disability to their employer. Although there is no legal obligation to do so, it is important to remember that there could be…

Using Social Media To Improve Your Job Search

Need money? Tick. Want a job? Tick. Can’t get a job? Tick. Well, I might be able to help you then. Take a look at the infographic just below and you might learn something. It’s a surprising little infographic and reading it might just make all the difference when you apply for the next job….

Finding Amazing Talent

I am privileged to be the Patron of the Natspec Inclusive Skills Competitions. These are a range of competitions where young people with complex learning needs can showcase their skills in a range of areas. One of the perks of my role is going to the competitions and meeting the competitors. Last week I went…

Hidden Disabilities – Conceal or Reveal?

I was reading this article the other day, which addresses a common dilemma that applicants with “hidden impairments” face when job hunting. I don’t believe there are any clear cut answers, other than “it depends”. My recommendation to disabled candidates is to only mention their disability in the recruitment process if they have to (because,…

Disabled? Fancy Working in HR?

This post is aimed at disabled people who may be considering a career in Human Resources (HR): Most people begin their careers with a visit to Human Resources and have occasion to visit the department for a variety of reasons throughout their time with a company. Having a career in Human Resource Management, or HR,…