Discussing Disability with a Prospective Employer

Generally speaking, looking for work is the same whether you are disabled or not. You need to find appropriate roles and then prove to the prospective employer that you are the best person for the job. However, if you are disabled, there is the added issue of when and how to talk about this. By … Continue reading Discussing Disability with a Prospective Employer

I’ve Lost My Sight, Will I Lose My Job?

This is a guest post from Daniel Williams from Visualise Training and Consultancy. Will I lose my job if I have lost my vision? With over 200 people being diagnosed every week with an eye condition in work which cannot be corrected by the wearing of glasses or contact lenses, there is a lot of … Continue reading I’ve Lost My Sight, Will I Lose My Job?

A Note to Employers about Unconventional CVs

Will van Zwanenberg talks about his experience of presenting unconventional CVs, and how employers can misinterpret CVs: As a would-be employer, if you received a CV from a job applicant that didn't include a complete chronology of their past employment history, what would you be likely to think? Would you assume that the candidate had … Continue reading A Note to Employers about Unconventional CVs

6 Great Alternatives to Interviews

There is much evidence (e.g. here and here) that interviews are a poor way of assessing a candidate’s abilities to do the job required. We tend to appoint the candidate who is best at selling themselves at interview, rather than the best person for the job. Not all candidates are good at selling themselves (for … Continue reading 6 Great Alternatives to Interviews

Position your Disability Positively for Employers

This is a guest blog from a good friend of Evenbreak, Louis Jameson, Assistant Manager, Group Disability Programme at Lloyds Banking Group: Today I want to share some thoughts on how to position a disability or health condition when entering work. Whilst our universities get us work-ready, no one discusses how to address our disability … Continue reading Position your Disability Positively for Employers

Alternatives to Interviews

There is much evidence (e.g. here and here) that interviews are a poor way of assessing a candidate’s abilities to do the job required. We tend to appoint the candidate who is best at selling themselves at interview, rather than the best person for the job. Not all candidates are good at selling themselves (for … Continue reading Alternatives to Interviews

CAA help passengers with hidden disabilities

Civil Aviation Authority, who work with Evenbreak to attract disabled candidates, have issued new guidelines on making air travel more accessible for passengers with hidden disabilities. New CAA guidance sets out how UK airports should support people with hidden disabilities, helping improve journeys for those with conditions including dementia, autism, mental health problems, hearing loss … Continue reading CAA help passengers with hidden disabilities

Guest blog: Frustrations of gradual sight loss

Today's blog is written by  Ryan Compton, Director of Centre for Resolution. He documents his personal experiences of gradual sight loss. I was born and raised in Manchester. As a child I had tons of energy, always moving about. Aged 3 I attended my first appointment for a checkup to see if I had inherited … Continue reading Guest blog: Frustrations of gradual sight loss

How to find the confidence to re-enter the workplace

To be disabled in the workplace is to have to prove yourself more than anyone else in the room. Despite increasing awareness of the challenges faced by those with a disability, the number of places that are accommodating towards the needs of this section of the population are still low. According to government figures, disabled … Continue reading How to find the confidence to re-enter the workplace