In one of my hubs I got a question from a reader. The question was: " Do you Disclose to the interviewer that you are deaf in one hear?"
I thought this was a good question, I did not disclose this to my boss during the interview, however, sometime later I did tell him. But this did not effect my job much, but I would think it might effect some job performance depending on the job.
What do you think would you tell an interviewer of a possible disability or keep it to yourself, and risk it potentially being the reason you do not get hired.
I think if it does not affect your job, it is not a 'disability". I do think that it was good you mentioned it later.
I have never told my boss that I can't speak.
When the disability can affect your job, you have to tell it before the employer makes the final decision about hiring/not hiring. It is pretty unfair not to tell it, when it has the influence on your job.
When your disability does not affect your job, you do not have to speak about it. But you can, the people usually do not make any difference, when it has no the affect on the job.
The way things are going today if you apply for a job where you need to be 100 percent fit and you're not, the chances are the prospective employer will find out. Your health from the day you're born is probably being kept on file somewhere and, today, that means a computer data bank. Our medical files can be accessed I expect, despite cries to the contrary.
However, I must admit that if I were going for a job (and I'm not because I'm seventy-four years old and a retiree) if the work I was applying for could, in my opinion, be carried out by me in safety to myself and to my workmates, and I felt I could earn my living equitably and give fair work for fair pay, then I would probably lie to get it.
I think you did the right thing by not volunteering that information in the interview. It could have raised a red flag on the part of the interviewer.
If your job performance is not affected, there is no reason to share the info. Period.
Especially in this economy, you don't want to give a prospective employer any reason (even an unconscious level, as it's illegal to discriminate) to pass you over in favor of a more "perfect" (HA!) candidate.
A 'handicap' need not be revealed unless it will tend to effect your job performance or if special accomodations will be required. Anything else is none of their business.
I'm a boss and have a major handicap, I was born in Alabama!
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