moderated Re: Question about JAWS at job interviews


Rod
 

Excellent clarification, Justin. Indeed, if all that happens is you having to answer questions, you do not want to prematurely start talking about accommodations.

Prepare to use all surprises to your advantage. If they ask you: "was it difficult to find our office." Use that as an invitation to educate by referring to capturing the train, the fact that you allotted sufficient time to ensure that you got there on time, etc..

you are interviewing. Every interaction from the time you enter the building is part of the interview, use it to your advantage.


Rod,



Rod Alcidonis, Esq.

-----Original Message-----
From: Justin Williams
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 12:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about JAWS at job interviews

Be careful about asking about accommodations in an interview if all that is
required is that you answer questions.
You only get accommodations if necessary during the interview process, or
when you get the job.

Thanks,

Justin


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lori Lynn
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2021 6:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about JAWS at job interviews

Hi,

What kind of job are you applying for? If you will have to take a test at
the time of the interview then ask them about accommodations in advance.
However, if the interview is just that, asking and answering questions, then
I would ask about accommodations during the interview.

All of my work history was with the Federal government and they always had
accommodations available.

Good luck with the interview.

Lori Lynn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Walker
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2021 5:29 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Question about JAWS at job interviews

Hi,


When you went to job interviews, did you bring your own laptop with JAWS, or
did the employer provide JAWS as an interview accommodation? I currently
only have a desktop, but am willing to obtain a laptop. I am assuming that I
cannot expect any interview accommodations, and that I should be prepared.
Any thoughts?


Thank you,

Mike

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