When I was a young girl all I ever wanted to do was travel the world and find a job that I would love. Growing up that dream slowly started fading away when I found out I was Bipolar. At the time I thought because I was diagnosed Bipolar that it meant that I was crazy, and that no job would want me to work for them because no one explained to me what it really was. When I started college I decided to finally stop pretending that I was “normal” and research what I had. Looking up Bipolar articles and information is a very hard thing to do, especially when you can relate to everything the person in the article is talking about. After much research about symptoms, and daily things people can go through I finally looked up what jobs bipolar people can take. The variety was shocking to me, there were so many jobs a person with this sort of condition could take without it affecting the condition more or their work. Slowly I started to realize that maybe I could travel the world through a career that would allow me so and would also work well with my condition and that was International Business and Marketing.
When I was researching I realized that maybe all the information im finding in regards to finding a job with bipolar disorder could be helpful to others. Many people think because they have a mental condition that they are limited to the pleasures and opportunities in life, but they are wrong. The world is a very open place, and times have changed and more people are willing to work with you even with certain conditions so you can achieve your dreams. Of course their are some things that any person with Bipolar must know before going into a job.
Here im going to list things you should know:
- Always let the person who is going to hire you know that you do suffer from a mental condition. You are not obligated to by law, but by letting them know they can work around your condition, give you extra sick days, and be more understanding in regards to certain situations.
- We work better as individuals.
- Calm environments are better, working in a hectic environment isnt healthy, for anyone.
- Do not let your Bipolar disorder become your excuse, you can do anything you set your mind too.
Now I only gave a very brief summary of things we should consider before applying for a job but this blog explains further if you would like more information. Here is the Link 8 career success strategies for bipolar disorder.
Another thing I learned during this research process is that people with bipolar disorder work best when they have their own businesses, that is one of the reasons I chose Int. Business and marketing. This blog also gives you some ideas on why. Finding work that works when you’re bipolar.
Lastly don’t ever think you are not capable of doing anything because you are bipolar. The world has changed and now people are willing to work with you to make sure you can become successful but no one can help unless you help yourself first. Here is a link to a website that really can help you in figuring out how you can help yourself over come some of the obstacles we have because of our condition. Not only will this site help you learn more about your condition but it will help you understand it so when you apply for a job you are ready to take on the world. Help Guide