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New. Struggling to secure a job due to a minor Disability. Options ?

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idonald65
idonald65 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello everyone. Im new yes ! Struggling to find a job as being set aside because of a minor Disability. Im an IT Engineer , with 25yrs of experience & excellent CV. From Chile, moved permanently to UK as of 3 months ago. Are there any resources apart from all known online job boards were I should look for a job for people with Disabilities ? In Chile there is a specific yearly digital  Job Fair for PwD. (Got my last job there while there).

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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @idonald65

    Welcome to the community! :) 

    If you are now living in England or Wales, then I'd encourage you to reach out to Scope's Employment Services for support :) 
    Hannah - She / Her

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,978 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @idonald65. You have done really well in reaching out to us. Is there a particular barrier to employment you are experiencing as a disabled person at the moment?  :)
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  • idonald65
    idonald65 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hello . 
    Yes, in my case, I am struggling to make people understand that although I may get particullary stressed when attending a video interview, it really happens only at that initial stage , I am an excellent professional with sound experience and fit for the jobs I have applyed. Being turned down at that initial stages for a reason that has not any relation with the job requirements itself, is not a fair game.

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