Difficulty Finding a Career? Try A Trade

I am a college graduate, I am a published author, I am a certified personal trainer but in today’s economy none of these things mean any thing.

I realize that having a brain injury makes doing some things difficult for me. For example figure things out takes me a little longer than the average person but I will figure it out or when some one wants me to recall something I must pause briefly to remember but I will remember.

People/ managers just don’t want to wait for your answer or so you can figure it out. It’s really frustrating. They write you off as stupid or ignorant and won’t give you the time of day.

I think this is one of the hardest parts of finding a career with a brain injury. People expect one thing and that is to be like everyone else. They don’t get it from you because nobody has any patience.

So I began to think…. How can I make a good living with knowledge I posses? I know! I could learn a trade!

Think about it… You are taught how to fix something, your managers tell you to go fix something and you do it.

As simple as that!

As a brain injury victim trying to find a career to support my family, I have learned that the best way we can succeed is keeping it simple. Don’t complicate things.

For example I am looking into the HVAC trade. One of the copper pipes for the ac unit has a leak in it. The pressure is off for the unit, you know you must braise the pipe to seal the leak and get the unit’s pressures to where they should be.

I have an interview next Thursday, with a company that provides on job training. Wish me luck!

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  • Jordan  On February 18, 2015 at 12:02

    Great post with good advice! It’s always best to keep things simple. Good luck, and hopefully learning a trade will help!

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