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Applying for a new job - 10 top tipsjob application form lying on a desk

Applying for a new job can be a stressful experience. Get some top tips here on what to do and what not to do.

Learn about Dyslexia and what it means to you when applying for a job young lady with a projection of words covering her face

Dyslexia can have a considerable negative impact on your job application process. Learn more about Dyslexia and what it means if you have it and are seeking a new role.

Discover the best place to look for a job. Visit DiversityJobs who only work with fair employers.DiversityJobs website logo is the only national jobs board working with truly inclusive employers. If you feel more confident seeking employment with an employer who will treat you fairly you should visit the site to see what's on offer.

Looking for a job whilst you're pregnant or on maternity leave - some excellent guidance. pregnant woman standing using a phone

Employers must treat you fairly whilst you're pregnant or on maternity leave. Have a look at this guidance to learn more about pregnancy and maternity leave rights while seeking employment.

Preparing for an interview - 10 of the best top tips to help you plan job interview entry in a calander

An interview is your chance to tell your prospective employer about yourself, your skills and your experience. It's also an opportunity for you to learn more about the company you seek to work for, so planning for an interview is essential. Get some advice here.

Get expert advice on assessments - how to prepare and what to do if you need adjustmentsa persons hand holding a pencil completing a form

For some people assessments need to be altered or adjusted so that the test is a fair process. For instance, someone with Dyslexia or a visual impairment can request adjustments to allow them to take the test along with everyone else. Click here for some great guidance from SHL.

Advice for candidates with Hearing Loss - where to get help and what's availablea young woman signing to a man

Hearing loss can have a negative impact on your ability to apply for a job. Using the telephone and meeting people for interviews are a standard part of the recruitment process and these in particular can present some challenges. However, there are adjustments which can be made to help you. Click here for some expert guidance.

Advice for candidates with a visual impairment - how to seek adjustments and where to get help. man with sight loss using an adapted computer

Visual impairments can be a challenge when you're applying for a job; forms need to be completed, applications can be online or by post, getting to and from interviews and meeting people face to face. All of these elements can be tailored for you so that you have the same opportunity as everyone else. Click here to discover some useful tips. 

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Interview tips for candidates with Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning AutismA man smiling and offering his hand out to be shaken in a greeting

The symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome can present a challenge for you if you're applying for a job. But the people recruiting you can be informed about Asperger's so that they are aware of the symptoms and the effect thay might have on you. At the same time there are some great tips here for you if you have Aspberger's. Reading these will help you to prepare well and perform well in the interview. 

Top tips for Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, supplied by Race for Opportunity.A black woman waiting to be interviewed

It's important that you make your job application as good as it can be for every role you apply for. Employers want to see quickly that you've got the skills and experience they require so use these top tips to guide you through the job application process. 

Guidance for candidates from the Equality and Human Rights Commission - know your rights.Equality and Human Rights Commission logo

All employers are bound by the Equality Act 2010 to treat all candidates fairly and equally and good employers use things like ClearTalents to help them keep to that commitment. However, sometimes employers do get it wrong and you need to know your rights when they do. A visit to the EHRC website will give you all the guidance you need and tell you how to proceed if you feel you have been discriminated against.

sample of larger font textMake sure your computer is set up to work best for you

Having the wrong settings on your computer can have a significant impact on your health and your ability to do well. There are also many settings that will help certain people to use a computer more easily. For example, did you know your mouse can be converted for left handed people to use? Do you know that screen colours and contrasts can be altrered to make reading easier for some dyslexic people?

These and many more tips are available here.

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Visiting a branch of JobCentre Plus can be a real help...

The advisors at JCP can help you with many tasks when seeking employment. For instance, did you know that there are almost 100 Disability Employment Advisors across the country able to give yiou specific guidance on good companies to approach? Staff at JCP can also provide you with general guidane on constructing an effective CV and appying for the right sorst of roles for your skills.

man in a wheelchair getting onto a bus with a ramp fitted to the doorLearn about Accessible Travel here...

Planning your journey is an essential part of travelling and if you are intending to use public transport most service providers have information lines and contact details. Make use of these and get as much information as possible, but most importantly make people at the employer you are seeking to work for aware of your visit and your needs.

The Blue Badge Scheme...

Disabled badge holders only signThe Blue Badge scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport, so that they can park close to where they need to go. The scheme is a Department for Transport scheme run by local councils and operates throughout the UK. 

How do we help you?

ClearTalents™ asks you questions about the following key areas which are used to create an informative profile that will help identify any adjustments you may need to help you perform your best throughout the application process:

  • Using the telephone

  • Computer skills

  • Pen & paper

  • Any travel limitations

  • Face to face

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