Answer Sheet: Unit 1



Exercise 11: Selections

  1. Plan you journey beforehand and check how long the journey will take.
  2. If you have a disability, check there are no obstacles which could cause delays.
  3. Give yourself plenty of time to decide what to wear.
  4. Get your clothes ready the day before.
  5. You needn't buy a new outfit!
  6. Aim for a neat, tidy and clean appearance.
  7. Get your CV, references and certificates together, in case you need them at the interview.
  8. Enter the room confidently, shake hands firmly, and introduce yourself.
  9. Remember to smile!
  10. Answer questions as fully as you can, avoiding yes and no answers.
  11. If you don't understand a question, say so.
  12. Speak clearly.
  13. Don't criticise former employers, interrupt, or draw attention to your weaknesses.
  14. Provide examples to prove your achievements.
  15. Remember, most employers like people who listen, come prepared, and appear confident.
  16. After the interview, think about how it went. What went well? What went badly?
  17. Not all interviews are one-to-one. You may have to face other interview situations.
  18. A Panel Interview is made up of two or more members.
  19. Some interviews allow you to demonstrate your level of competency in key areas of the job.
  20. Group interviews are used to test whether you can work as part of a team.
  21. In a group interview, be prepared to take an active part in the discussion or task.
  22. Disclosure means telling someone before an interview that you are blind or have low vision.
  23. The question of whether you should disclose before an interview has no easy answer.
  24. The employer may believe that a blind or visually impaired person can do the job.
  25. On the other hand the employer may be intimidated and find an excuse not to interview you.
  26. What if you wait until you get to the interview to reveal your visual impairment?
  27. Some employers don't mind the surprise and you can clear up any concerns in person.
  28. For some employers, on the other hand, being surprised definitely does matter.
  29. You may be able to get advice from your national blind and visually impaired organisation.
  30. In the end, however, it is up to you to decide.
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