FROM DISABILITY TO EMPLOYMENT: Disability Disclosure and Interviewing Techniques for Persons with Disabilities

There may be situations where it is to your advantage to disclose an “invisible” disability, such as a mental illness, during a job interview. An article from the Job Accommodation Network’s Consultants’ Corner series advises beginning with a strong resume and then considering disclosure if it would benefit the applicant in terms of affirmative action, showing proactiveness, or work experience. A disability can explain gaps in employment if it is used to show an ability to deal with difficult situations in a constructive way. To view this article, click here.