How to find a job when you have an Intellectual Disability
Finding a job can seem scary
The hardest part might be starting to look. So, we are here to help with 3 job-finding tips.
Tip #1: Know what you want
You should consider
- Your strengths (what you’re good at)
- Your skills (what you know how to do do)
- Your interests (what you like doing)
- Your challenges (what you find hard)
- The environment you’d like to work in (indoors, outdoors, quiet, noisy..?)
Once you have a better idea of what you want, you can find a job that suits you.
Tip # 2: Know where to look for jobs
There are lots of support options to help you find a job.
You can check with:
- The Internet – look online for jobs or business that hire people with a disability
- Friends and Family
- Your employment team
Tip #3: Prepare, prepare, prepare
Once you have applied for a job, you may be asked to do an interview.
They want to see if you are right for the job and whether you will be happy there.
It is also a chance for you to ask questions and decide if you want to work there.
Before your interview, find someone you trust and spend some time:
- Thinking about what you will say
- Practicing being in a job interview (the other person can pretend to be the interviewer)
- Learning about the company
- Thinking of any questions you need to ask.
There is a job out there for you!
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