Finding and keeping a job

You’ve got work experience under your belt, now you are looking for your job.

Here are 6 things you should know:

  1. Don’t give up. Finding a job can be difficult for anyone. Always go back to your list of strengths and keep focussed.
  2. Be confident about your vision impairment. Explain what you have to the employer, they might not know that there are lots of different types of impairment.
  3. Tell employers about the Access to Work scheme. It will help with special equipment at work and travel costs to and from work.
  4. Tell the employer how they could benefit from hiring you. Explain how you would tackle a problem at work and how your vision impairment helps you problem solve in different ways from sighted people.
  5. Be realistic. Apply for jobs you feel confident you can do. Think about how you would get to the workplace if you got the job.
  6. Adapt your CV and covering letter every time you apply for a job.

 

If you live in London, RSBC can help you:

Through a combination of one-to-one mentoring and interactive group workshops, we help you build the skills you’ll need for job-hunting all the way through to employment.

Call 0203 198 0225 or email connections@rsbc.org.uk

Published: October 2017 

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