So, I decided to do a little experiment of my own. I sent an extraordinarily good resume to a company for a job posted on craigslist.com. They immediately contacted me the next day, asking for my phone number so they could interview me on the phone. I emailed them back right away, thanked them for contacting me for the job and asked them if they would be comfortable working with hard of hearing professionals like me. Guess what? I haven't heard back from them in two months.
Well, that is the story of my experiment. It's clear that they aren't interested in hard of hearing professionals, and I didn't even say I was deaf but just hard of hearing. If I hadn't told them I was hard of hearing, they would have invited me for interview, but then they would have been disappointed if they had met me in person. Waste of time, right? Now, we know. It's completely up to you if you prefer to put down your deafness on your cover letter or resume to save your time or keep your information to yourself until after they invite you to job interview.
What are your thoughts on this?
Thanks for the reading!