Jobs that don't involve or have very little speaking
By - TheRealAmayan
Sounds like you could do an amazing job as a customer support agent for some e-commerce.
Unironically my dream entry level job.
I AM THE SAME. I can't take audio directions well..which is why I do terribly in a lot of training/shadowing sessions. That and I have intense anxiety. I work for ModSquad! Started out as a contractor and it eventually went up to being a W2 position, which pays a decent amount for answering emails.
ModSquad hires for a lot of projects that are ticket and chat-based. I haven't been diagnosed with ADHD (I have for severe anxiety and depression) --but I highly suspect I have it too because I can't focus for 30 mins at a time. My mind will literally wander into another world. In fact, I was working today and really struggled to stay focused...but I mention all of that to say, it's still a good fit for people like us. It isn't too fast-paced and nothing is communicated in real-time, so it's ok to take a break.
I could try to apply for ModSquad again. I can't remember why it didn't work out the first time. It might've been my lack of experience.
Good luck to you! When I first began applying, I believe I applied 3 times a month. I was really persistent about it.
How did you get hired for ModSquad. Serious question. I have a decade of customer service experience. In fact for one, I had a year's experience working for Rockstar/2K games and they STILL rejected me.
I'm sorry to hear that. I've heard this from a lot of people who've applied. That's beyond amazing that you worked for Rockstar!! I literally kept bugging them and that's the honest truth. I did have 1 year with Apple under my belt and my recruiter seemed to be impressed with that. I have no idea how they let a Rockstar candidate slip by though..I'm not sure if age plays a factor but the majority of everyone on my team is in their mid-late 20's.
When I first started applying I applied maybe 2-3 times a month and sometimes with different emails. Once I heard back from someone, I stayed on them about getting an interview. (I was offered an interview but never heard back after sending dates/times and just continuously followed up in an appropriate way.)
Oh yeah, I'm old. So that may be it.
Maybe look on Upwork or a similar sight for a job being a virtual assistant
/ look up virtual assistant jobs available
How can you get these jobs without paying to take a class?
Build yourself a website and impressive resume to showcase your abilities, and talk that talk from the start. Making a LinkedIn and start to network, reach out to people on Fiverr and Upwork seeking one and just flat out tel them why you are going to be the absolute best at this job. It will take a little hard work on your end to find your clients yes, but if you can provide a quality service once you have sourced some then you will be okay. It is combination of luck and hard work
Sometimes I see chat jobs on ratracerebellion. Have you checked with them?
I did last night actually, haven't found anything yet. Will keep looking.
I know a lot of people suggest Indeed, but you have to be careful with them because they may **say** wfh, but they also tend to act like you have to be in their area.
Yeah, I always thought that was odd.
In a lot of cases they will check off wfh but then say in the details that it's "wfh until things return to normal" (which can be anything... what is normal to them? no idea). Definitely make sure when you apply whether it's actual wfh or temporary (or ask the recruiter).
You have to take a massive test and still 99% of the time you won't get hired
And OP said things they hear are just static and they can't repeat it back, I don't think either of those would be a great option
Thank you for helping. I might try transcription.
I’m the same, man. Just diagnosed this last year.
If you can, I would really push seeing a doc and getting some meds. It’s not 100% fix but it helps. And I see a counselor who gives some decent coping options. Still, I think I function at about 60% of a normal person.
Getting meds is definitely the plan once I can afford it. Thank you though!
Glad to hear. The money part is a pain for sure, even with decent insurance. If your in a place to try other things it may be worth a shot. Nothing hard but MJ or something. I’m not able to so couldn’t give any advice there.
Check out state/local government jobs - if you’re in the u.s., they are mandated to find reasonable accommodations, which absolutely can include keeping you more to data entry and information management than auditory processing.
Edit: also there’s more entry level work than usual owing to the pandemic
Do you really want chat jobs at all? How about trying for a project at [teemwork.ai](https://teemwork.ai) or Lionbridge or Appen? The hours and pay vary but generally not much different from what you would get with a chat job.