[AI] Disclosing disability in CV

Tushar Kansara tarasnake at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 10:44:42 EDT 2010


TRY SHOWING ABILITIES
LOTS OF POSITIVE ABILITIES INSPITE OF BEING DIFFERENTLY ABLE IN SIGHT

On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 8:24 PM, Subramani L
<lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in>wrote:

> Despite being a disadvantage, I strongly feel the disability of a person
> must be clearly mentioned in a separate section ccalled "Disability" and
> a proper description of it. Hiding it would make you guilty of
> concealing a fact that is vital to the employee's judgement of you.
> Since in some cases you may be the first disabled ccandidate to be
> appearing for the job, hiding your disability would also imply you are
> not comfortable about your disability, which would never leave you in a
> stronger position to convince your potential employer that your
> disability won't come in the way of your ability to perform. Besides if
> you are not comfortable about it, the employee will have all the good
> reasons of not feeling  comfortable hiring you.
>
> Hiding it is hardly going to help you, so mention it voluntarily and
> show that you have done a good job of dealing with the ccondition
> yourself. Surely some employees will see the logic of such an argument
> and -with all your prowess with the PC and internet- may even think of
> giving you a chance.
>
> Subramani
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Sameer
> Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 1:26 PM
> To: Access India
> Subject: [AI] Disclosing disability in CV
>
>
>
> Dear Friends,
>
>
>
> We recently had a discussion on whether we should disclose our
> disability
> during the ongoing national census. I wish to know the members'
> viewpoints
> on disclosure of disability in job interviews in cases where there is no
>
> reservation.
>
>
>
> I seek the members' views on the following queries.
>
>
>
>  1.. Whether we should disclose our disability in the CV sent to
> prospective employers, job consultants or posted on various job portals?
>  2.. In case we decide to disclose our disability in the CV, where
> should
> it be disclosed? Assuming the CV has 4 sections - General Information,
> Educational record, work experience & salary details, where should the
> disability be disclosed & in what manner?
>  3.. In case we are called for a job interview, should we check in
> advance
> whether the company will be willing to consider us inspite of our
> disability? This query is more relevant in case we have not disclosed
> our
> disability in the CV since some blind friends who had not disclosed
> their
> blindness were refused permission even to appear for the interview when
> they
> reached the employer's office. Also, it has been observed that inspite
> of
> disclosing disability, interviewers tend to skip over the information &
> they
> are surprised when they realize the interviewee is blind.
>
>
> Seeking the learned members views on the above queries.
>
> Regards
>
>
>
>
>
> Mr. Sameer Latey,
> Mumbai, India
>
>
>
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