Steps to Find a Disability-Friendly Job: A Guide for Disabled Jobseekers

Written by Zoe Cresswell
Last updated Thursday February 17 2022

Finding disabled jobs can be difficult. There are so many different disabilities that finding a job that fits you and your needs can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. This article will discuss some steps disabled job seekers need to take to find a disabled job that suits them. We’re here to go through each step and explain why they are important and how disabled job seekers can follow the steps easily. 

Know What You Can and Can’t Do 

To find a disability-friendly job, you first need to understand what disabled jobs are. Disabled job seekers need to understand what work environments work for them and what doesn’t. To do this, you need to understand your limitations and strengths, just like anyone else. Disabled job seekers also need to consider how their disability may make it difficult to carry out particular tasks involved in the role. 

Research Disabled Jobs  

Once disabled job seekers have a good idea of what they can and cannot do, the next step is to research disabled jobs. Disabled job seekers should look at different types of disabled jobs that work for them. Another thing to look out for whilst researching is disability confident companies committed to recruiting disabled workers. 

Apply Apply Apply! 

This one may seem obvious, but once you understand the types of disabled jobs available to you and what you can and can’t do, it is time to start applying! Make sure you’re applying to multiple jobs that suit you, don’t pin all of your hopes on one job. The more jobs you apply to, the higher chance you have of landing one of them. 

Be Honest 

It’s essential for you to be honest about your disability while applying for jobs. When filling out the application form or submitting your CV, make sure that you mention any disabilities. Suppose you don’t want to include your disability on your application. In that case, you’ll have to follow up with the employer by email or telephone to make them aware of your condition before the interview stage, to allow them to make sure you’re able to attend the interview. 

Be Patient! 

Finding disabled jobs isn’t easy, and it takes time – disabled job seekers also have to remember this. They should take their time when applying for jobs and not rush the process. Like any other job seeker, disabled job seekers should also be patient when waiting for a response from employers. Sometimes it may take a while, but don’t give up! 

Make Special Arrangements If Needed  

Disabled job seekers may need to make special arrangements while working. This could be anything from requesting an accessible parking space to having an adjustable desk. If disabled job seekers know they will need special arrangements before starting their new role, it is essential to mention this during the application process. This way, employers are aware of what to expect and can start making the necessary arrangements. 

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Last Updated: Thursday February 17 2022

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