Supporting Dyslexic People with Job Applications
- You should be working or voluteering in a role that supports dyslexic people with employability and career activities.
An introductory guide for Careers Advisers, Employability Workers and other skilled helpers on supporting dyslexic clients to complete personal statement style job applications. Learn about what dyslexia is, how it can affect your clients' job search and career journey, as well as practical ways to guide them in writing a better personal statement when applying for jobs.
Where resources are referred to in the video lectures, you'll find these on the right-hand side of your screen (on desktop) and below, when watching on mobile.
With thanks to the Scottish Government for supporting the development of this course.
- Careers Advisers
- Career Coaches
- Career Educators
- Employability Workers
- Youth Workers
- Community Workers
- Literacy Workers
- Work Coaches
- Job Club Volunteers
- HR Professionals
- Guidance Teachers
- Skilled Helpers
- Dyslexia and the difficulty with application forms02:20
- The bigger picture00:50
- What is dyslexia?01:48
- What are the difficulties?01:29
- Making the task accessible00:37
- Take the fear out of the form01:10
- A portfolio of strengths01:50
- Exploring strengths01:01
- Showing what a good application personal statement looks like01:29
- Strategies for organising information00:38
- Organising information: Part 100:48
- Organising information: Part 200:38
- Writing it all down01:39
- Disclosing dyslexia?01:35
- Continuing your learning journey01:12
- Full Lecture Series20:46
With a vision of making Scotland a more dyslexia friendly country, we inspire and enable everyone to reach their full potential through high quality services, influence change at a national and local level, and give dyslexic people an effective individual and collective voice.
We work with partners to educate, inspire and enable people and organisations to celebrate and support dyslexia in life, learning and work.