Job interview tips for wheelchair users

20 August 2019

-it looks impossible until it's done-

application tips

Finding a job as a wheelchair user, it's not always easy. That is not to say it is impossible. Gather your courage and become the model job applicant par excellence. We give you a few tips to make sure you are ready for your application!

Our job application tips!

  1. Don't hesitate, you are an added value ! Don't doubt that you can add value to the company. Turn your negatives into positives! Why shouldn't a company hire you? This shows that both you and the company are going for a world where wheelchair users are more independent in life!
  2. Research makes the conversation work! Prepare for the conversation. Already have a look at the company's website. Make sure you know what work environment you will end up in. This comes across as professional and shows that you are prepared.
  3. Every day matters Make sure you are sure you can get to work every day, not just on the day of the application. In other words, take into account how you can get to work every day. Make sure you have a backup plan if your main transport should break down.
  4. "A no you have, a yes you can get" Do not be afraid to ask the employer if he is open to adapting the workspace to your needs as an employee.

With these job interview tips, you'll be ready to go full steam ahead for your next job application. Do you have your own experiences as a job applicant in a wheelchair? Be sure to let us know!

 

This article was written by:
Nathan Meulenyzer
Community builder My Add On
Marketing trainee

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