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Old 08-28-18, 01:32 AM
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Question concerning interviewing

I have a question as someone who was just diagnosed with ADHD. I was just let go from my last job as a result of my trouble focusing and other symptoms. At the time I was not aware that I had ADHD. Now that I know and am seeking treatment, is it wise to bring up that I have ADHD to my next employer and if so, at what point should I do that? I don't want to risk losing a job just due to the fact that I now have it. I am just starting treatment for it so this is very new to me and I am trying to learn all I can now.
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Re: Question concerning interviewing

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I have a question as someone who was just diagnosed with ADHD. I was just let go from my last job as a result of my trouble focusing and other symptoms. At the time I was not aware that I had ADHD. Now that I know and am seeking treatment, is it wise to bring up that I have ADHD to my next employer and if so, at what point should I do that? I don't want to risk losing a job just due to the fact that I now have it. I am just starting treatment for it so this is very new to me and I am trying to learn all I can now.

I wouldn't mention you have ADD but if you feel certain handicaps might affect your job performance, let your employer know for example you like to stay organized and write down instructions given to you verbally if lets say you have poor listening skills and remember that most people in the workplace have some sort of handicap of some sort and it's apart of life which will only make your situation worse if you dwell on the fact these handicaps like ADD might hold you back.
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