Having epilepsy does not mean that you will always struggle to find or keep a job. The job market can be competitive. It is therefore a good idea to be as prepared and informed as possible.

To increase your chances of landing the job you want, there are some things you can do:

  • Focus on your abilities and strengths.
    If you have difficulty with this, you can talk to your friends, family and even previous employers or teachers about how to best sell yourself – they might be able to help you define what you’re good at.
  • Emphasise your accomplishments.
    You might have demonstrated your ability to make a difference in a variety of settings, including volunteer roles. Think about what you achieved, what you learned and when you had a lasting impact in places you worked, volunteered or studied, as this is often very important information to potential employers.


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