June 4, 2019

Tips for Interviewing People With Physical or Intellectual Disability

1. Always speak directly to the person with disability instead of using a companion or an interpreter.

2. If you want to offer any help, please wait to see whether the person with disability is willing to accept your help. Provide the necessary assistance only if your offer is accepted.

3. Be patient and wait for the person with disability to finish what he or she is saying.

4. If you fail to understand what the person has answered to a particular question you have asked, don't pretend you have understood. Instead, repeat your question and allow the person to respond again.

5. Don't shout. Use a normal tone of voice while interacting with the person with disability.

6. Don't touch, lean on or move a wheelchair without permission.

March 9, 2019

How to Answer Interview Question on Why You Left Your Job

You may answer in any of the following ways:

1. Looking for better career prospects, professional growth and work opportunities.

2. I wanted to take on new responsibilities that this role and company couldn’t offer.

3. I was hired for a particular role, but I was no longer being given the opportunity
   to do the work I was interested in.

4. Want a change in career direction.

5. I was no longer enjoying my work.

6. I didn’t feel the job was using my abilities to the fullest or challenging me enough.

7. I resigned from my last job to take care of a family issue. The issue is resolved, so I am able to
   work full time again without any problem.

Always be positive while explaining your reasons for leaving a job:
  • Never badmouth, especially if you were fired.
  • Don’t make it sound like money is the only thing you care about.
  • Don’t say you had a fight with a colleague or your previous boss. Don’t try to blame him/her for it.


February 3, 2019

How to Adjust to a New Job

1. Expect your adjustment to take a while.

2. Build relationships in your new office. Stay positive.

3. Learn your new job.

4. Don't be afraid to ask for the help you need. Ask lots of questions.

5. Don't talk about how you did things at your old job or how things were in your previous office.

6. Acknowledge your mistakes if you have made them.

7. Be yourself.