"It's been years since I've had a stable job. How can I get back into the work force?"
by Blythe Grossberg, Psy.D.
Many ADDers have faced a similar challenge of putting a positive spin on a spotty résumé. A career counselor or an ADHD coach can help you review your work history. You will probably discover that projects you've worked on or jobs you've held, even briefly, provided you with real skills that you can present to prospective employers. For example, did you ever volunteer for your kids' schools? Fundraising or clerical work for community events or schools builds skills that are applicable to the fields of development, publicity, and sales. As you search for the right career, you may consider taking a part-time or volunteer position that will allow you to further develop your skills and make the transition to full-time work smoother.