Equality and diversity
Most graduate employers embrace equal opportunities and diversity in the workplace. They recognise that employees from different backgrounds bring unique knowledge, skills and experience to their businesses. But, if you are concerned you might be at a disadvantage, how do you ensure recruiters give you the best chance to show your abilities and treat you fairly in the recruitment process?
Here, specialists from AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) provide their advice on key diversity issues including gender, race and disability. You'll find out how to identify diversity positive employers, decide how and whether to disclose your circumstances, and get an understanding of your rights.
No need to mention your date of birth on your CV - but you can still capitalise on your age and experience in job applications.
Try not to focus on negative ethnic stereotypes. Think about the advantages your background may give you - and make sure to show off your skill set in job applications and interviews.
Your gender is usually obvious from your CV, so the focus is on demonstrating how your strengths and skills match the job.
It's time to look forward. But how should you present yourself on your CV, during the application process and at job interviews? Read on for advice about when and how to reveal information about any previous convictions to prospective employers.
In job applications and interviews, it's best to talk about your beliefs only when they are directly relevant to the role, but do make sure to focus on the skills you've gained through your activities.
Advice on identifying companies that will respect your views, plus points you need to consider when looking for ethical jobs.
Your right to work depends on your immigration status. Read on for information and resources on how to start your job hunt, plus details of the organisations which can help.
Advice on presenting your skills and experience in UK job applications and maximising your chances of employment. Recruiters may infer your status even though declaring it is optional.
Find out how to gauge whether a recruiter is inclusive when it comes to faith issues. An organisation's HR and equal opportunities policies will give you insight into its culture.
There's no legal requirement to reveal your religious faith to recruiters, but if you choose to do so, read our advice on broaching the subject in job applications and interviews.
There is no requirement to discuss your social background in CVs, job applications or interviews. Think about whether your experiences have given you valuable skills and how to demonstrate these.
To tell, or not to tell? Mentioning your sexuality in job applications, interviews and the workplace is entirely up to you.
When is the right time to disclose your trans status to an employer? Find out about the law in this area and get advice on weighing up the pros and cons.