On today’s show, I answer a question from Trey, a listener who wants to disclose his stuttering on a cover letter he is sending out with his resume. I provide my thoughts on his proposed disclosure (see below) and invite YOUR thoughts as well. After all, I’m not a career expert 🙂
Here is what Trey wants to write:
I am a student at _________High School, who maintains an above average grade level. Like every kid I can be a bit shy at first, but am very outgoing once you get to know me. I do suffer from a mild stutter, and I am open and comfortable to talk about it, although my stutter can be discouraging at times, I do my best to maintain a positive attitude. I also understand that it might hinder my ability to work in certain areas of the workplace that require a lot of talking.
What are your thoughts? Would you disclose your stuttering on a cover letter? Have you ever? Would you disclose your stuttering on your resume?