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Should I put my disability on my CV?

AwesomelorenzoAwesomelorenzo Member Posts: 86 Connected
The jobcentre advise it, but I think it will turn people off me.

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 4,598 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi the decision is entirely yours and would depend on how much your disability affects you

    It may not be advisable to put on CV but if it is going to restrict your ability to do the job then you should inform any companies who offer you an interview or put it down if asked on an application form

    If you do let them know before then any employer that is part of the disability two ticks recognition scheme they should offer you a guaranteed interview if you meet the minimum requirements of the job role.  They are also required to make any adjustment required at application/ interview and selection stage too

    If you want to know more about the two ticks scheme let me know


  • AwesomelorenzoAwesomelorenzo Member Posts: 86 Connected
    Yeah. I would like to know more about the two ticks scheme.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 4,598 Disability Gamechanger
    It is a recognition awarded by job centre to companies that demonstrate they are disabled aware and follow best practice with regards to equality and diversity 

    They seek to employ and keep disabled employees

    If they have the recognition they display 2 ticks on their application forms or online applications 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 4,598 Disability Gamechanger
    Please note though that if a company doesn't have the two ticks it doesn't mean they dont encourage disabled employees it's just they have not gone for the recognition scheme 

    It tends to be larger companies that go for it 
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