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Is it a bad idea to tell employees about my learning disability?
IN the past, I have shown a recommendation letter that my hs teacher had wrote for me and in that letter it talks about my abilities and about my learniing disability and how I strive for the best. When I used this letter, I was able to find jobs. Even though I messed up in one of my interview for a afterschool teacher position and didn’t have enough experience when she asked me question on how I would deal with this situation, she read it the letter and said even though you don’t have much experience, she hired me. This letter was in 2005.Now that, its 2012 which is 7 years later, I don’t know if this is even effective. Can I still use it since it still the letter still describes who I am today.
Secondly, would it be ok to tell employers about my learning disability and because of this, I strive for the best to prove to people that I am just as capable as they are? I feel that my learning disability is what keeps me going and working hard to strive for the best for me. But my friends thinks I should not mention it in case the interviewer looks down on you and doesn’t hire you because of my LD which you will never know.
My college professor said she will write me a letter of recommendation and she also knows that I have learning disability and I was wondering if I can combine both letter of recommendation to make it more effective since one is from hs and this one is from college. Both teachers, have seen my true abilities and my determination. Because of this, I have received awards for my hard work and determination and I was thinking of telling the interviewer this. But i fear…
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