Department for Employment and Learning has produced two information packs one for assisting people in to work and one for employers:
After the effort of completing an application form or sending out CVs you receive a positive response and you have been ask to attend an interview.
The key to a good interview is preparation so make sure you do your homework.
Most employers require applicants to complete an application form. These come in many shapes and sizes but the information being looked for is basically the same.
Format of application form
Application forms can either be completed in a written, typed format or filled in on line. If you have a disability and have difficulties competing the application form in the format suggested by the employer contact the employer and ask them to make a reasonable adjustment to complete the application in your preferred format.
Before you start
Starting a new job is both exciting and an anxious time. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your first day at work.
First Day at Work Checklist
If you have a disability and require specific requirements to carry out the job contact employer before hand to discuss any reasonable adjustments to ensue that they are in place before you start your new job.
Confirm with your employer:
A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a short list of facts about you and your work history, skills and experience. Remember, this is often the first point of contact you have with the potential employer.
A good CV is essential when looking for work and it is worth spending time getting it right so it sells you to an employer!
The aim of a CV is to get the employer to want to meet the job seeker to discuss their suitability to become an employee.
A CV should not be submitted instead of an application form. Only submit a CV if requested by an employer.