Embracing and Communicating your Strengths
Date: 29 September 2021
When it comes to disability it’s very easy to think about all the things you cannot do, or that you can no longer do. However, it is time to think about what you can do and what skills, strengths and competencies you do have. We all develop skills as a result of our experiences and this is also true if you have to manage a disability on a day to day basis in a world that, let’s face it, isn’t always geared up for it. These are skills that employers are potentially looking for.
If you have applied for a graduate job or internship, you may have encountered questions either on the application form or during an interview such as “Why should we hire you?” or “Tell me about a time where you had to demonstrate (a specific competency)”.
The purpose of these questions is to find out where your strengths lie and whether or not you have the relevant skills and aptitude to excel in the role. Employers will also be assessing your profile against the other candidates to see what unique skills and experiences you can bring to the organisation.
Join this free webinar by Helen Cooke, leading expert in disability and student recruitment and Founder of MyPlus Students’ Club, who will take you through 5 ways to develop your employability skills whilst at university.
This webinar will cover:
- Your disability: help or hindrance?
- What are strengths and how are they relevant?
- Additional strengths you have gained as a result of managing your disability
- Positively positioning your disability: writing your strengths statement.
We hope that you will be able to join us on 29th September. To register your interest, please email: Jo Metcalf, at MyPlus Students’ Club.
Only available for University of Leeds students and recent graduates.