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Navigating Jobs & Careers with ADHD

Updated: Mar 22

Navigating Jobs & Careers with ADHD

Navigating the professional world with ADHD comes with its unique set of challenges and benefits.


Many ADHDers find themselves job hopping. Whether it‘s because of a bad fit for a job or boredom.


Distractions, time management, and staying organized can pose significant challenges for ADHD brains in the workplace.


Our creativity, ability to hyperfocus, and unique problem-solving skills can be incredible strengths in the right environment.


Finding a job that matches our ADHD strengths and interests can make all the difference.



SO HOW DO YOU FIND A GOOD JOB WITH ADHD?


The secret to finding a fitting job FOR YOU is discovering a job you enjoy doing in the right environment.


You might be especially skilled and lit up by your tasks but…

  • Your schedule

  • Your boss

  • A small or large team

  • Feeling micromanaged

Might not be suited for you.


Also there is no universal “right answer” for a career path for any ADHDer. We have to consider our vastly different strengths and weaknesses!


First, consider job traits that sound appealing:

Writing, High Pressure, Working on a variety of tasks, Communicating, Hands-on or Physically Demanding tasks, Teaching or guiding, Creativity or Aesthetics, Teamwork, Solo work

Now, match your traits to jobs:

Web Developer, Landscape Management / Garden Design, Personal Trainer, Graphic Design / Photography

Restoration, Language teacher / ADHD Coach, Emergency Services, Radio/TV/Film/News

LOW COST & EASY WORK ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ADHD

  • Noise Canceling Headphones

  • Position your desk to cut down on sightlines for the least amount of distractions

  • Create your own structure where possible

  • Organize around your strengths

  • Find an accountability system for deadlines & projects (A colleague, apps like To-Doist)

  • Practice self care with eating and taking breaks


Ready to discover what to do with your life? 3C Activation: created for ADHDers, BY ADHDers. It's a 12 week online group coaching program designed for adults looking to better manage their personal and professional life with ADHD. Learn more


Good Luck,


Coach Brooke

Brooke working on her laptop

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