Taking the right steps to career success.
Are individuals with dyslexia and other neuro-divergent conditions aware of the many associated strengths they have and the career paths that will utilise and build upon these?
Having the ability to write confidently about your unique strengths and skills in an application form or CV, or to remember to mention all of these during an interview isn’t easy and can be a challenge for anyone. Neuro-divergent individuals may find this process particularly challenging if they have difficulties with literacy, working memory, speech etc. This poses the question, what support is available for individuals experiencing these challenges and how can we help them to communicate their strengths most effectively during the recruitment process?
It is well known that individuals with neuro-divergent conditions often have many associated strengths that are vital for the growth, productivity and success of businesses, which include; determination, strong atypical problem-solving skills, creativity, empathy and many more. We also know that these well sort-after and highly important set of skills can be overshadowed or held back by some of the underlying challenges faced by neuro-divergent individuals. However, those that seek support for their challenges and develop coping strategies for these, will see their strengths and skills flourish in addition to their self-esteem. Recognising your personal strengths and being able to communicate these effectively both in writing and verbally, is vital in helping you to get the job you’ve always wanted and to make the next step in your career!
If you are dyslexic/neuro-divergent, a Career Coach that can help you develop effective coping strategies for any challenges you may face during the recruitment process and who can also help you to identify and effectively communicate your strengths, could help you find a job you’ll love but also further enhance your confidence and well-being.
To find out more about specialist career coaching for individuals with dyslexia and other neuro-divergent ‘conditions’, please click here: https://www.right-resources.org.uk/career-coaching.html
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Are the challenges associated with dyslexia stopping you from reaching your goals and building the career you’ve always dreamt of?
Many of us dream about being in our ideal job or think about how great it would be to run our own business and be our own boss but what if the challenges associated with dyslexia are preventing us from doing this? Are these challenges affecting your confidence in taking the next step in your career?
Case studies tell us that individuals with dyslexia or other neuro-divergent ‘conditions’ can experience a lack of confidence and low self-esteem if they haven’t received the right support. We also know that the associated strengths dyslexic individuals have such as creative thinking and excellent oral communication skills are less likely to shine if confidence is low. Applying for a new job, becoming self-employed or starting a business can be a daunting process for anyone but imagine how difficult this would be if your confidence is low and you’re not aware of your own personal strengths and skills?
Recognising your abilities and being confident about them is crucial in helping you to move into a new job or career you love. To convince potential employers, clients and partners that you are the person they want to hire or work with, you will need to confidently describe your skill set and past experience. Many individuals require some coaching or guidance to help them to do this effectively and finding a coach with the ability to build your confidence, show you how to recognise your strengths and skills will help you to become a much stronger applicant for your dream job. In addition, a coach that has an understanding of your challenges and who can recommend strategies to help you cope more effectively will further enhance your confidence and well-being.
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