The Employment People - How to Turn Disability Into a Strength During Interviews
"Congratulations! You landed an interview! Yet even for the most confident candidates, interviewing can be a nerve-racking experience. And if you have a disability, the unfortunate reality is that you may have to work even harder to prove you can do the job just as well (if not better) than non-disabled candidates.
Disabled people have to apply for 60 percent more jobs than non-disabled people to secure a role. And only 50 percent of applications result in interviews, compared to 69 percent for applicants without disabilities, according to research from disability charity Scope in partnership with Virgin Media.
What’s more, people with disabilities in the UK have a 7.3 percent unemployment rate, compared to 3.4 percent for non-disabled people. This large employment gap is what inspired Liz Johnson, former Paralympic gold medalist for Team GB, to co-found The Ability People (TAP), the UK’s first employment agency staffed entirely by people with impairments."
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