Searching for a job can be stressful for a person who stutters. You may wonder if and when you should tell a potential employer that you stutter. You might worry that disclosing might disqualify you from a job you really want. We can help.
You may also experience anxiety about the interview process itself; we all strive to make a good impression and convey our responses to questions in a smooth, concise manner! You may be preparing for an interview over the phone, via Skype, or in person. We can help.
The NSA Employment Advocacy Committee is working to help job seekers enjoy more positive outcomes in the workplace. One way that we are accomplishing this is by offering mock interviews for people who stutter (PWS) who may have a scheduled interview coming up. If you are interested in practicing for an interview, our Employment Advocacy Committee would be happy to set up a day and time for a mock interview via Google Hangout, an online video chat platform. Please complete our online Mock Interview Scheduling Form to set up an interview, or email us at NSAEmployment@gmail.com for more information. Mock interviews will last approximately 20-30 minutes, followed by about 20 minutes of feedback.
Are you already employed, but looking to improve your experiences and outcomes? In addition to mock interviews, our Employment Advocacy Committee offers one-one-one consultations to discuss and problem-solve any issues you may be encountering related to communication at work.
Are you struggling with making phone calls at work? Is participating in group meetings difficult for you? We can help! Contact us today at NSAEmployment@gmail.com to set up a time to meet with a committee member to discuss ways to maximize your success!
Stuttering in the Workplace Webinar Series
Various situations in the workplace can be stressful for anyone, but for those who stutter they can present an extra level of anxiety. Things such a interviews, presentations, and phone calls can be a little intimidating, which is why we’ve created this web series covering various topics with Mara Ormond, leadership coach and person who stutters.
Many of us who stutter are used to hiding our stuttering at work. But for a lot of us, there comes a time when all that hiding starts having negative effects on our performance, our work relationships, and our potential for advancement. Opening up about our stuttering feels so scary, but hiding it isn’t working, either. What can we do?
Join Pamela Mertz and Mara Ormond for an online workshop to explore disclosing stuttering in the workplace. We’ll talk about disclosing in many work-related situations, including job interviews, during the workday, when meeting new colleagues, and more.
Stuttering in the Workplace Videos
Employers, are you looking for more information on how to interact with employees or prospective employees in the workplace? People who stutter, are you looking for some quick information to share with your supervisor or coworkers about stuttering in the workplace or tips on how to ace that job interview? These short, informative videos provide some helpful tips and information.