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Resources for Candidates

Finding employment can be challenging for anyone, and doubly so when faced with additional disabling barriers. We hope you will find these resources helpful. They have been developed by disabled people with experience in the recruitment and employment sector. Links are provided to further resources, and Evenbreak takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of external websites.

(There are also links to other organisations who offer services to disabled people here)

Personal Development

Recorded Webinars:

Information Materials:

  • 1.1
    Motivation – Why should I work? - Word PDF
  • 1.2
    Gaining Confidence (Webinar slides) - PDF
  • 1.3
    Identifying Strengths (Webinar slides) - PDF
  • 1.4
    Skills audit (exercise) - PDF
  • 1.5
    Skills audit (examples) - Word PDF
  • 1.6
    Gaining new skills - Word PDF
  • 1.7
    Setting SMART Goals (Webinar slides) - PDF
  • 1.8
    Setting SMART Goals (Worksheet) - Word PDF

Further resources:

Employment Options

Recorded Webinars:

Information Materials:

  • 2.1
    Job Search: Finding Vacancies (Webinar slides) - PDF
  • 2.2
    Job Search: Being Pro-active (Webinar slides) - PDF
  • 2.3
    Job Search: Networking (Webinar slides) - PDF
  • 2.4
    Self-Employment: Pros and Cons - Word
  • 2.5
    Self-employment: Things to consider - Word
  • 2.6
    Gaining experience through volunteering - Word PDF

Further resources:

Applying for Jobs

Recorded Webinars:

Information Materials:

  • 3.1
    Researching the Role (Webinar slides) - PDF
  • 3.2
    Researching the role - Word PDF
  • 3.3
    Writing the CV (Webinar slides) - PDF
  • 3.4
    CV guidelines - Word PDF
  • 3.5
    Example CV - Word PDF
  • 3.6
    Writing the Cover Letter/Email - Word PDF

Further resources:

Succeeding at Interviews

Recorded Webinars:

Information Materials:

  • 4.1
    Preparing for Interview (Webinar slides) - PDF
  • 4.2
    Interview Preparation checklist - Word PDF
  • 4.3
    Answering Questions (Webinar slides) - PDF
  • 4.4
    Answering Questions: examples - Word PDF
  • 4.5
    Asking Questions - Word

Further resources:

Discussing Disability

Recorded Webinars:

Information Materials:

  • 5.1
    Access to Work (Webinar slides) - PDF
  • 5.2
    Access to Work - Word PDF
  • 5.3
    Discussing Disability – if, when and how - PDF
  • 5.4
    Requesting Workplace Adjustments - Word PDF

Further resources:

 

For people who have recently become disabled, there is some useful advice here - http://job-prices.co.uk/newly-disabled-guide/ 

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Access to Work

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Deciding how and when to declare a disability

There is no obligation for you to disclose a disability - it is your own decision. However, there are some things you might want to consider in making that decision.

At Lloyds Banking Group inclusion and diversity is central to building the best teams. Attracting a diverse range of talent is crucial to this and Evenbreak ensures that our vacancies are seen by disabled candidates with the skills we need

Louis Jameson, Group Disability Programme Lloyds Banking Group