Here are some tips to help you when liaising with recruiters during your job search or the recruitment process.
At DFP, all our Recruitment Consultants are trained as Disability Confident Recruiters. They are able to provide support to candidates to access and participate equitably in the recruitment process.
Declaring Your Disability
For people with disability, deciding whether to disclose one’s disability to a recruiter can be challenging.
There is no need to disclose you have a disability in a cover letter or resume.
Often application forms request applicants to disclose disabilities. This is not mandatory. You may prefer to discuss this information and do so via your preferred method of contact.
We encourage candidates to feel empowered and to discuss their disability with a recruiter.
Requesting Workplace Adjustments
To ensure you participate and perform at your best, have confidence to share any information regarding any adjustments prior to an interview or assessment centre.
They will liaise with the employer to consider your request and actioned appropriately.
This enables them to assure you of the presence of accessible entrances, appropriate facilities and assessment tools.
At DFP we appreciate the time that candidates spend preparing their resume, attending interviews and completing assessments. That is why we hope that the recruitment process has provided a valuable experience for the candidate irrespective of the outcome.
The provision of feedback is an important part of recruitment whether you are successful or not.
Where it is offered, you should always seek feedback on your performance at interview or other stages of the process.
Learnings from feedback received often lead to improvements in your next interview and, ultimately, success!