Elizabeth (Postgraduate Careers):

A positive look at the skills and abilities of students who have disabilities or health concerns, from our fabulous Natasha, a Careers Information Officer who embodies everything that’s covered here. (Postgrads: come and talk to her on the front desk – when she’s not away from the office doing her own Masters degree!)

Originally posted on Manchester Graduate Careers:

Applying for jobs is stressful at the best of times but for people with a disability or health  concerns it can be even more worrying, with questions about discrimination and how and when to disclose top of the list.

However as someone who has suffered  serious health problems in the past I really believe that what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, particularly when it comes to job hunting.  The key is to think about how your disability or health concern will make you a stronger candidate in the eyes of employers.

Here are my top 5 reasons why having a disability or health concern means you’ll have already developed a range of transferable skills employers are looking for:

Adaptability – Coping with a disability or health problem means that you will be adaptable, having worked out individual ways to overcome everyday problems.  Being adaptable will show employers you…

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