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turquoisebee4 karma

I never finished my degree or any other post-secondary school. Found out in my late 20s that I had undiagnosed depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I’m doing better now - employed (not my ideal job, but it’s helped), married, and now pregnant with my first child. I’m 34.

Having a four year degree seems to be the standard bass requirement for any job where I live and work. I know I’m as smart as other people who finished their degrees, but it still feels like a sore spot/open wound, and I don’t know how to talk about it when applying to new jobs.

I’d like to find a new job after I have my baby, but I’m still daunted by not having a degree and I don’t know how to “spin” it without giving a history of my mental health or my brain’s particular neurology.

The last job interview I went in for was about 4 years ago, and I felt I was doing great until she asked me to basically recount my education and work life. All confidence was gone and I felt like nothing I could say would be good enough, since talking about the personal side of it might put them in an awkward position, HR-wise.

Any suggestions for how to deal with it on a resume and in interviews?

turquoisebee2 karma

How could they be used to treat ADHD?

turquoisebee2 karma

Thank you!