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Career Advice for Women with ADHD

I am unsure as to what my hearts desire is in terms of a future career. I am both rational and creative and think outside of the box. I know that something that is creative but also requires logic would interest me. I have done a psychology major but with low marks and diffuclty in stayin on top I have decided to look into something else.    I was wondering if anyone has any advice in careers as one concern is getting bored easily but also beig able to stay on top of work. I know that if i find something i am passionate about it wont be an issue, however as with most of the things in my life i am unsure of what i want ect. as I am very indecisive.

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Advertising, PR, Marketing are all creative careers that require logic, stamina and thinking outside the box.

Posted by tallblonde1 on Feb 07, 2014 at 1:42pm

Tallblonde’s ideas are all good, and what you learned in psych would actually be a good basis.  But, it’s also about what tasks you like… are you a people person, or do you love creating on the computer?  Do you love or hate the telephone?  you mentioned being indecisive, but also mention that you have good logic… so truly, how would your managerial skills be?

Also, consider doing some volunteer work in a couple of areas- Try out some things you might like for several non- profits- hospitals, schools, arts, whatever.  That will give you an idea what you like and hate. 

I know for myself that I love working on the computer (keeps me organized), I am great with budgets, doing anything I can hyperfocus on, I am interested in healthcare and youth, I am a good decision-maker, I despise telephone work and event planning.  I am excellent with research.

Once you know these types of things about yourself, the career you find yourself in can go millions of directions, and you should be happy in any of them.  All that said- if you have the skills for fundraising and event planning, there is always that need in the non-profit world, also! grin

Posted by MollyMS on Feb 07, 2014 at 10:06pm

I enjoy working with young children and find that teaching preschool is varied enough and let’s me be creative while having a routine at the same time.  I agree with the other ladies who say that you have to know what you love and try to work from there. 

Good luck in your journey!

Posted by KarenI on Feb 08, 2014 at 2:08am

Thank you for your advice. I have researched a bit about construction management and seems interesting. It’s funny when it comes to me I struggle to organise myself yet other people I can do it. I will also look into advertising as it has always crossed my mind but I haven’t really explored that possible yet.

Thanks

Posted by Jessm on Feb 08, 2014 at 3:13am

Hi, we sound familiar wink
I too majored in Psych and thoroughly enjoyed and began Grad school for counseling but the heavy debt load has scared me away from finishing until debt decreases some.

One area I am looking into which may interest you (if you like working with children/families), is to become a coach/mentor for ADD children/families—like the Nanny Program, be a hands on, in your space advocate to bring understanding and change.

Peace & Blessings

Posted by NeedGrace on Feb 08, 2014 at 9:08am

Like you, I knew what I was good at and I knew what I like doing, but every career is going to have some aspects that are not exactly what you want or enjoy.  Keeping that in mind, I would get moving on a career assessment.  It will not narrow things down to a choice of just two or three things.  I will help you choose based on your responses to the questions.  If you are already in school, then ask if the school can help you find one that is good at ferreting out the needed information.

Most of the jobs I had during my working years had a basis in “numbers”, so when I went for my degree, I used the CLEP program to bypass the classes that would do nothing but take up time and used my school hours taking the classes that would speed up the degree process.

My degree was in accounting an my work was in real estate, escrow, title, and the lending side.  I had challenging work and a lot of fun doing what I liked.  Calls to my desk dealt with what I was working with, so they felt less like interruptions of the general questions types of calls.

Posted by Dianne in the Desert on Feb 10, 2014 at 4:21am

Hi all,

I applied and got an offer for a master of communication and most likely go into advertising. I went to a law induction and decided that I would much prefer marketing or construction. Anyway at theorems I have narrowed it down to either master of constructionanagemnet or the communications.

Thanks again

J

Posted by Jessm on Feb 15, 2014 at 7:37am

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