I’ve been thinking about this for a while, so finally I thought I’d put something down.
I had an interview about a month ago, it made me reflect on the issues facing disabled people.
I mean, often when we go to interviews, we’re nervous about what it will contain, what will be asked etc. I wasn’t so much in this case – I have many years experience in the field of software development, although (a) most recently it was at a far ore senior level than I was being recruited for, (b) my experience was in different technologies than what they were looking for, although there was some crossover, and (c) I’d been out of the industry for five years. I’d like to think that (c) isn’t a factor but I’m bound not to be as sharp as when I was immersed in IT every day.
But it made me think, the issues were not the interview itself, but just getting ready and dressed up, getting up the flight of stairs to the interview room, signing in and out at their reception. And so on. It’s kind of weird that everything is back to front now – doing the job would have been easy enough but the issues are all the peripheral things!