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Graduate Didn't Get Job Interview Until He Removed One Thing From CV

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Graduate Didn't Get Job Interview Until He Removed One Thing From CV

A university graduate says he applied for 400 jobs without a response - until he removed the fact he is disabled from his CV.

Daryl Jones, 27, has been looking for work since graduating from the University of Hull but says he did not hear anything back from the companies he applied for until he removed anything related to disability from his application.

Mr Jones, who suffers from Marfan Syndrome as well as epilepsy, graduated this year after completing his degree in business and marketing, but despite his qualifications and experience, has struggled to get a job.

So he took desperate measures by removing all reference to his disability from his CV - including the fact he played disability sport and founded disabled charity Disability Sports Humber.

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"I've made over 400 job applications but had nothing," he said. "It's disappointing. Studies have shown people with disabilities do want to contribute, they want to have a job and earn money, but nobody will employ me.

"I have a degree and when I've spoken to people they've said I have loads of qualifications and plenty of experience and can't understand why I can't get a job.

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"My friend applied for one of the same graduate jobs as me. He had the same experience as me, but he got the job while I was told I didn't have enough experience."

Mr Jones said he also has lots of other skills on his CV which make him stand out - all of which he had to remove before getting any interviews.

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He said: "I was a disability person for the NUS (National Union of Students) and I took part in a lot of disability sport. I've also set up a charity and done a lot of other work around disability.

"It was only when I took all that stuff off the CV I started getting interviews."

Marfan Syndrome is a genetic disorder affecting the connective tissue but Daryl says his condition does not prevent him from doing work, aside for physical jobs. He added: "It means I can't do physical jobs but office work, administration, I can do that. I've been applying for everything."

Hopefully the lad lands a job soon.

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You can find out more about Marfan Syndrome here.

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Topics: Employment, Disability

James Dawson
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