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I asked Bard: Should you disclose your disability on your resume when applying for jobs?

Honestly, a good but expected response. I wasn't surprised by it at all. The result to this question as below, followed by my take.


Legally, you are not required to disclose your disability on your resume. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. This means that employers cannot ask about your disability on your resume or during the hiring process.


However, there are some potential benefits to disclosing your disability on your resume. For example, you may be able to connect with employers who are specifically looking to hire people with disabilities. You may also be able to find employers who are more understanding of your needs and who are willing to provide you with reasonable accommodations.


On the other hand, there are also some potential drawbacks to disclosing your disability on your resume. For example, some employers may be biased against people with disabilities and may be less likely to interview you or hire you if they know about your disability. Additionally, disclosing your disability on your resume may make it more difficult to get past applicant tracking systems (ATS).


Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to disclose your disability on your resume is a personal one. You should weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks and decide what is best for you.


If you are unsure whether or not to disclose your disability on your resume, you can always talk to a career counselor or employment lawyer. They can help you to weigh the pros and cons and make the best decision for your situation.


I am going to need a career counselor or employment lawyer. However, I am totally alright with disclosing my disability to the employer/ recruiter. I would like to gain perspectives from my readers on this subject; preferred employer/ recruiter/ corporate perspectives.


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  1. I tried it both ways and neither of them got me work. Now I work for myself and I'm able to use my own accommodations.

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