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Job hunting if you're deaf

Sometimes late deafened adults find they are no longer able to do the job they have been trained for and in some cases they lose their job because of their deafness.

Finding a job if youíre deaf can be almost impossible. How do you apply when you need to use a phone and canít? Even if you apply in writing usually the hiring company will want to talk to you by phone before the interview. If you tell them in your application you are hard of hearing or deaf then they probably wonít contact you in the first instance.

And letís face it even if you get through that stressful interview process, in a job climate where there can be as many as 100 people applying for the same job even if you have all the skills, knowledge and experience there is bound to be someone else who meets the job criteria as well as you and if theyíre not deaf why would an employer choose you?

What can you do to try and improve your chances of getting a job?

And some more radical approaches

No matter what, job hunting and interviews are stressful. Never lose sight of the fact that you are a worthwhile person who deserves a job. Believe in yourself.

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