Our document library is an essential resource for people with disabilities looking to begin their career journey.

Navigating the working world can often be a challenge for people with a disability. There are numerous barriers people with disabilities may face while job hunting and during the application process. Whether you are facing a complicated or inaccessible application procedure, negative employer attitudes or a lack of understanding, we recognise the obstacles you’re required to overcome and can provide the support you need.

Working-age disabled adults are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people. Careers with Disabilities believes all people deserve an equal opportunity at achieving career success.

If you are a parent, guardian or carer, you are free to access these resources. Supporting someone with a disability through the job hunting and application process is not easy. However, by providing that extra bit of assistance, you could help make sure they achieve career success and reach their future potential. For more guidance and support, visit our Parent and Carer Information Hub.

Alongside our useful information on career opportunities, grants and schemes and how to find help in your area, we have created a document library to support those that need an extra bit of help starting a successful career journey.

Our document library includes the resources you need to submit a stand-out job application and reach your future potential.

CV

A CV is a document used to apply for jobs. Your CV should summarise your education, qualifications, skills and experience which shows why an employer should consider you for the role.

Writing a CV can be a daunting and complicated process, particularly for someone with a disability. This is why we have compiled useful hints, tips, and a step-by-step guide to writing a stand-out CV.

Cover letter

A cover letter is a document sent alongside your CV for a job application. The cover letter should provide a brief introduction to you and your relevant skills, to tempt the recruiter into reading your CV.

Unlike your CV, your cover letter should always be relevant to the specific company and role you are applying for. A recruiter will easily spot generalised cover letters and presume you are sending these to other companies.

As we continue to improve our document library, we actively welcome any recommendations via our suggestion tool to make sure this resource is as useful as it can be.

If you require further support, visit our disability advice hub to find more information specific to your needs.