Will my disability affect my graduate job application?

Published in The Guardian

Applying for graduate jobs is stressful enough, without having to worry how employers will view your disability.

“A lot about mental illness makes you sound like you’re a lazy person,” says Christina Nelson, who is about to embark on her third year studying law at School of African and Oriental Studies.

Christina has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and generalised anxiety. She says that, when it comes to applying for internships or graduate jobs, “disclosure to employers is complicated and a challenge, because you don’t always know exactly what you’ll be doing in that job, and whether your condition will be relevant.”

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