A new post over at my blog about my thoughts and experiences regarding disclosure and job interviews:

Full Disclosure ... Or Not?

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Comment by deanusa on March 24, 2012 at 4:22pm

well said.

Comment by Brian Wittman on March 24, 2012 at 7:36pm

Very nicely written, Jen. I, too, struggle with the decision to disclose the fact that I am somewhat handicap. Due to three strokes, I have somewhat less strength on my right side than my left. Diabetes factors into it as well.

I have found that not mentioning much at interview, and trying to be as normal as possible works best for me. When asked, I talk about my issues, but don't push it or bring it up. My pump is at my side, but I bet not too many of my co-workers know what it is or how it benefits me. As you do, I always turn off the alarms when in one on one situations, church or singing in concert.

I think your observations and actions are spot on!

Comment by LadyD on March 25, 2012 at 9:34am

Hi Jen,

Great post. I also do not disclose the fact that I'm diabetic until after I've accepted the job, I actually tell them the day I start. To me this way I'm only judged on my abilities as they relate to the position and not the interviewer's ideas of how my performance might be affected.

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