[NABS-L] Job Interview: Seeking Advice on Disclosing my Disability

Keri Svendsen keribcu at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 19:31:51 UTC 2019


I mention my blindness if it comes up, and if I think there is a good 
point to bring it up.

Job interviews can be a little nerve racking. My tips. Make sure you are 
in an environment that is quiet and not distracting for you. Answer 
openly and honestly. If you don't know the answer say I don't know.

Be sure to ask any questions you have when they ask you, and sometimes 
this is when the blindness issue sometimes presents itself.

Make sure you know the basics about the company, and why you want to 
work there!

Good luck!

On 7/26/2019 3:18 PM, Emmanuelle Lo via NABS-L wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Hope you all are having a great summer.
> I applied for a part time job at my college's library and just found out today that they want to do a phone interview. The application just consisted of a resume, so other than the fact that my work experience includes working at a camp for blind and visually impaired youth, I haven't yet disclosed my disability. Since it's not an in-person interview, my blindness won't be obvious unless it comes up during the interview. Do you have any suggestions for how/when I should handle disclosure? Any general job interview tips would also be appreciated, since this is really my first official job interview.
> Thank you, and happy weekend!
> Emmie
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