Land your dream job
Job hunting can be an overwhelming and time-consuming experience. People with disability can face even more barriers during the recruitment process. The articles below include tips and advice on finding work, putting together your resume and cover letter, sharing disability information with potential employers, interview preparation and workplace adjustments.
Job hunting tips: Finding work when living with a disability
Getting a job means gaining a sense of independence and purpose that you may not have experienced before.
Job hunting can be difficult, time consuming and overwhelming and you may be unsure where to start, so we’ve put together some tips to help you with the process of finding and starting a new job.
Resumé and cover letter tips to land a job
Your resumé and cover letter are a big part of the job-hunting journey.
Preparing these documents and templates ahead of time means you can have them ready to go when you need them, making the job application process quicker and less stressful.
Job interview preparation and tips for success
The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job seeking journey. It is your chance to make a great first impression and show a potential employer that you are the best person for the job.
Reasonable adjustments in the workplace
If you need modifications or adjustments to your workplace to accommodate your disability so you can work at your best, you can ask your employer to make changes around your office and general work area.
Employment and volunteering options under the NDIS
A key goal of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to promote employment of people with disability. Financial independence, improved health and wellbeing, building social networks and finding a sense of purpose are just some of the benefits of having a paid or unpaid job.
Finding passion and purpose for Nick
Nick Palmer is living life on his terms. On his living room wall is a photo of him sitting on a Harley with a black helmet and boots. It’s surrounded by photos of his family, friends and adventures from Perth to Tamworth. His yoga mat is on the floor and his bowling gear is in the cupboard.
Natasha builds confidence while staying true to herself in the ‘perfect' workplace
If you told Natasha Ricks a few years ago that she’d be working in customer service and talking to people on the phone every day, she wouldn’t have believed you.
Who can help?
There are professionals you can go to for help with employment goals and support, so that you are able to reach those goals and gain employment.
It's important to have a diverse workforce and that includes people with disability. A Disability Action Plan (DAP) sets out how your organisation will remove discrimination against people with disability and protect the rights of your employees or members.