Guest blog: Great with Disability Article 2015

Please note that the views expressed in this blog are those of the author and unless specifically stated are not those of SOAS Careers Service. If you consider this content to be in breach of the SOAS values, please alert careers@soas.ac.uk

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www.greatwithdisability.com is a really useful resource for students with disabilities and long-term health conditions including, but not limited to, dyslexia, autism, depression, cancer or hearing loss, offering a step-by-step guide on how to navigate graduate recruitment processes. Topics include essentials such as being open about your disability, requesting adjustments or support, explaining gaps in the CV or a lack of work experience to name but a few.

To help you consider your future career path www.greatwithdisability.com features detailed profiles of top employers who are employers of choice for disabled applicants. You can read about the support they offer during both the recruitment process and in the workplace. There’s also the opportunity to read case studies of disabled employees enjoying successful careers and providing you with a genuine insight into what it would be like to work for the organisation.

To date there are over 30 companies listed on the site including EY, Barclays, Allen & Overy, EDF energy, the Civil Service and Teach First to name but a few. For a full list of everyone we work with, please visit http://www.greatwithdisability.com. You can also check out the current opportunities on offer ranging from open days, vacation schemes and training contracts at law firms to internship and graduate opportunities at banks. You can also apply for graduate programmes at companies like Enterprise Rent-A-Car, GlaxoSmithKline and Transport for London.

Our regularly updated ‘news articles’ section features articles written by a wide range of contributors including recent graduates, employers and recruitment professionals. And our Events section advertises upcoming careers events that you may wish to attend.

Becoming a member of the GWD community enables you to:

 Access your personal toolkit

 Read insightful PDF resources

 Comment on your favourite articles

 Create your own library of resources

 Receive early notification of opportunities

So if you consider yourself to have a disability or a long-term health condition and are ambitious about your future, join the GWD community at www.greatwithdisability.com/login.

Guest blog by Hannah Birkett from Great With Disability

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