What difficulties do dyslexic individuals have when changing career path and could they end up in a job that doesn’t utilise their strengths?
Finding a new job that you love can be a huge challenge for anyone but imagine how difficult it is likely to be for someone who has challenges associated with dyslexia. There is a huge amount of advice and guidance about how to find your dream job on the internet but how much of this is dyslexia friendly and what related support and guidance has been tailored for a dyslexic audience?
Research has found that dyslexic individuals have many associated strengths, which include; creativity, good problem solving ability, lateral thinking and many more but without tailored career support, there is a risk dyslexic individuals could find themselves in a job which doesn’t utilise these. When choosing a new career we often focus on what looks exciting and interesting about the new job or career pathway but we don’t always think about what the challenges could be. This is a trap that some dyslexic individuals may also fall into which could lead to them hating a job that they thought they would love!
Whilst there are thousands of qualified Career Coaches, Careers Advisers and Recruitment Agencies that can help you create a new CV or make your interview technique slick there has, until now, been minimal tailored career support for dyslexic and other ‘neuro-divergent’ individuals. An understanding of the challenges dyslexic individuals face along with the knowledge of their highly sought after strengths in the workplace, can be hugely beneficial to those seeking careers guidance and support.
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Specialist Career Coach & MBTI Practitioner