Posted on 19/04/2021 by Nikki Waite
Guest blog by Evenbreak
Where to find additional careers support if you are disabled
We know that disabled people face additional barriers when looking for work, which can be wide ranging. At Evenbreak, a specialist job board run by and for disabled people, our candidates were telling us that often the general careers support available wasn’t suitable or accessible. We wanted to fill this gap in the existing provision, so we developed the Career Hive which offers relevant and accessible careers support specifically for disabled people looking for new or better work. Developed and delivered by disabled careers professionals with lived experience of the barriers faced.
There is signposting to other organisations which may be able to offer specific support, and a whole load of online resources, including videos, checklists, guides and so on. There are regular events and workshops, including ‘Meet the Employer’ events, where employers tell you about the kinds of roles they offer, what the recruitment process looks like, how to ask for adjustments and what they are looking for in candidates.
Most importantly, there is access to a team of qualified careers professionals with lived experience of disability, who offer personalised support, whether help with a CV or preparation for an interview, or confidence-building or identifying transferable skills. This may be a one-off coaching session on a specific issue, or a series of sessions looking at a range of issues. Designed to meet your needs in ways accessible to you.
If you feel you would benefit from careers support offered by and for disabled people, come and have a look around - Career Hive