Advice for a Successful Job Interview


I don’t do well on job interviews because of anxiety and poor social skills. How can I improve?


Have your spouse or a friend ask typical job-interview questions—“What have you enjoyed most about your past positions? What strengths would you bring to this job?”—and videotape the “interview.” Once you see yourself on tape, identify areas in which you need to improve. Meanwhile, you may consider a few sessions with an ADHD coach who specializes in social skills or career planning.

Dr. Michele Novotni is an internationally recognized expert in the field of ADHD. She is the former president and CEO of the national Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), an inspiring speaker, best selling author, psychologist, coach and parent of a young adult with AD/HD. She is the author of Adult AD/HD and What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don't?.

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