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Disabled college students learn a new approach to job interviewing

It’s natural and perfectly normal for recruiters and hiring managers to be uncomfortable, even fearful about interviewing candidates with disabilities, especially for the first time. Job seekers also have doubts and uncertainties about effective ways to break the ice during a job interview.

Should a job seeker take the initiative and talk about having a disability? Doing so is certainly not required but can be an opportunity to shine. Along with job qualifications, work experience and education, disabled individuals often bring unique strengths and problem solving skills with them to work.

Read this New York Times article to learn how University of California, Berkeley is teaching disabled students to address employer concerns by presenting disability as a workplace asset.