Businesses are interested now more than ever in a diverse workforce: age, race, gender, origin, religion, experience, and disability, among others.
But many hiring managers and recruiters lament that finding disabled candidates to consider for open jobs has been difficult.
LinkedIn has just announced a process to self-identify as disabled on your profile:
Go to your Settings and Privacy drop down under “me”
Look under your Privacy horizontal tab to find Personal demographic information
Check the dropdown box at disability
- Select your disability category (it’s very limited right now: yes/no/prefer not to say) as seen below
Recruiters and hiring managers can now find you via LinkedIn Recruiter and this self-descriptor will not appear on your profile page.
Please pass this along to someone you know who can benefit from this.