Changing jobs for adults with an Intellectual Disability

Changing employment can be by choice or by the decision of your boss. It is not unusual for people to change employment many times during their adult life.

Let’s have a look at the reasons why and what you need to do.

Changing employment by choice because:

  • I don’t like my job- I thought this was the job I wanted, but it is not want I really want
  • I am bored with my job- there is not enough to do or I just keep getting the same work tasks all the time
  • I want to try something different- I liked this job but I just feel like I want a change and try something different
  • I am going to live somewhere different so I need to look for something else- my family are moving interstate and I want to go with them, so I have to find a new job

I lost my job at my current work because:

  • I was always late to work- I need to get myself organised so I won’t be late when I get a new job
  • I didn’t do my job right- I didn’t listen to what my boss was telling me and I did it my way which created problems
  • The business wasn’t making enough money so people lost their jobs- there were too many people and not enough work for everyone to do

Whatever the reason for changing your employment you will need to get organised and commence the process of finding a job again. Think about what skills you have, what you might need to improve, what you would like to do and commence the job seeking process again.

You will need to think about the following:

Remember to look at the reason why you are changing jobs. If you have a further learning disability such as Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) you need to think about whether this affected your decision to find another job or to lose your job.

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