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No luck finding work

maisy56andEvamaisy56andEva Member Posts: 20 Listener
edited May 2017 in Learning difficulties
hello I have many LDs and have been searching for work and applying for ages as I really want a paid job however due to my LDs I lack confidence and am very shy employers don't understand this so they don't give me a chance which upsets me any ideas?

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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @maisy56andEva Im sorry to hear you are struggling with this.  Are you getting any support? Have you spoken to Remploy? They have lots of support for disabled people getting into work.

    They can help to build your confidence and understand your rights, they even do things like mock interviews with staff to get you used to interview situations.

    Its worth having a look through the website as there is lots of great information there.

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • maisy56andEvamaisy56andEva Member Posts: 20 Listener
    I have already been seen by Remploy and have now had all the supoort they could offer me and thought they would get me a job but haven't? I am seeing a disability employment advisor at job centre and don't know what else to do to help me get the paid job I really want?
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    It sounds like you are doing all the right things then @maisy56andEva
    which is really positive.  Are you applying for lots of jobs? Are you getting many interviews?

    You say you lack confidence and are shy, what do you think you could do to work on that? Do you think it is a lack of confidence in speaking in an interview? Perhaps you could work on role play with a friend or family member to improve on how you come across?

    It is a tough time for people trying to get into work, you certainly aren't alone.  Do you have much past experience of paid or voluntary work?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • maisy56andEvamaisy56andEva Member Posts: 20 Listener

    Sam_Scope said:

    It sounds like you are doing all the right things then @maisy56andEva
    which is really positive.  Are you applying for lots of jobs? Are you getting many interviews?

    You say you lack confidence and are shy, what do you think you could do to work on that? Do you think it is a lack of confidence in speaking in an interview? Perhaps you could work on role play with a friend or family member to improve on how you come across?

    It is a tough time for people trying to get into work, you certainly aren't alone.  Do you have much past experience of paid or voluntary work?


    I am applying to lots of jobs and getting some interviews but haven't had a interview in awhile. No I do quite well  in interviews my feedback has been I do well in interviews  I have done role play with family members before.  I have.  Been doing lots of voluntary work and work experience but I am just getting really fed up and down as no one giving me a chance 
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    That is really tough, best of luck for the future!
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • maisy56andEvamaisy56andEva Member Posts: 20 Listener

    Sam_Scope said:

    That is really tough, best of luck for the future!



  • maisy56andEvamaisy56andEva Member Posts: 20 Listener




    Sam_Scope said:


    That is really tough, best of luck for the future!







    It is hard  have applied again today no luck withen hours unsunssful wish someone would give me a chance 
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