Tips for Finding a Job When You Have ADHD

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Navigating the job market can be challenging, especially when you have ADHD. However, with the right strategies and approach, you can successfully find and land a fulfilling job. In this blog, we’ll explore practical tips for finding a job when you have ADHD.

Create a Career Roadmap

Deciding what positions to apply to or what certifications to pursue next can feel overwhelming. I’ve found that developing a career roadmap helps me create a clear path to reaching my career goals. As you make your career roadmap, consider industries and roles you are interested in and list the necessary skills or qualifications to land these positions. From there, you can take smaller steps toward securing these jobs.

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Seek ADHD-Friendly Work Environments

As you look for your next role, consider your potential work environment. Some workplaces are more ADHD-friendly than others. Some ADHD-friendly things to look for in job listings are flexible work schedules, clear communication, and continued learning and growth opportunities. You can also look for companies that have positive reviews from neurodiverse former and current employees on sites such as Glassdoor.

Set Reminders

I know how hard it is to complete applications on time while managing everything else going on in life. Treating your job search like a job can help you stay on top of applications. Set reminders on job hunting sites or with other time management tools to help you send in applications and promptly respond to communications with your potential employer. Another way to stay on top of applications is to set a goal with a deadline for the number of jobs you would like to apply to.

Practice Self-Care

Job hunting is often stressful. However, taking care of yourself ensures you put your best foot forward in interviews and cover letters. Prioritize self-care strategies, like getting enough rest, taking breaks, and practicing positive self-talk to manage stress, improve focus, and maintain your well-being during the search.

While a rejection letter may feel disheartening, don’t let it set you back in your job search! Avoid negative self-talk, and use this rejection as a chance to learn what you can improve upon from the employer.

With these tips for finding a job when you have ADHD, you can land a job you love. Good luck with your job search!

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