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How To Prepare For A Job Interview With ADHD

Introduction

If you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, you may get anxious and fidgety before a job interview.  However, do not let this interfere with your success on the interview.  This article will explore ways to ace the interview and get the job.

Review Facts About The Company Before The Interview

Before you go on the job interview, it is a good idea to review the company.  Review what the company does.  Review how the company operates.  This will show the person conducting the job interview that you are prepared and ready to ace the job interview.  This will set you apart from other job candidates as well.

Review Information About The Hiring Manager Before The Interview

In addition to reviewing facts about the company before the interview, it is also integral to review information about the hiring manager before the interview.  If you do not know who the hiring manager is, be sure to find out.  If you go to the job interview and you know information about the hiring manager, this will show that you are interested in the position.  It will also show that you are eager to become an asset to the company if becoming hired after the conclusion of the interview.

Write Questions For The Hiring Manager Prior To The Interview

In addition to reviewing information about the company and the hiring manger, it is also essential to write down questions about the position prior the interview.  This is especially important if you are suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as disorganization is a symptom of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  With that said, if you write down questions prior to the interview and ask these questions during the interview, it will show the hiring manager that you are interested in the position.  The hiring manger will also see that you are organized as well.  This is always a plus!

Conclusion

To conclude this article, this article has explored ways for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to ace a job interview.  To be specific, they include reviewing facts about the company you are interviewing for, reviewing facts about the hiring manger you are interviewing for, in addition to writing down questions about the company you are interviewing for prior to the start of the interview.  On an even further note, it is also a good idea to write a thank you note to the hiring manager.  This never hurts!  Good luck!!

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How To Prepare For A Job Interview With ADHD


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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Walters, L. (2017). How To Prepare For A Job Interview With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 15, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/02/how-to-prepare-for-a-job-interview-with-adhd/

 

Last updated: 12 Feb 2017
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