18+ Years

Careers

Being dyslexic can bring real career advantages, if you know how to work to your strengths. This page gives you the low-down on ways dyslexia can shape your career journey, and how you can make the most of your strengths.

Check out the career paths that these dyslexic role models have taken. Click on their picture to download a poster.

 EmilyGavin-dyslexic-police-officerIndie-dyslexic-animator-social-enterpriseKat-Scottish-Government-Dyslexia

Check out these useful tools for helping make career choices:

Buzz – A personality quiz with job suggestions

My Strengths – Skills Development Scotland’s strengths quiz

Exceptional Individuals – A dyslexic recruitment site

Animal Me – A fun personality quiz

My World of Work has  information on things like How to build a CV, Interviewstraining courses and studying guides and career choices.

 

Look at some of Dyslexia Scotland’s leaflets on work and job search:

Job Applications    Job Interviews      Employees Guide        Study Skills       Dyslexia and ICT

 

More inspiration:

The Codpast: Working Life                Before you feel pressure                The Creative Brilliance of Dyslexia               Dyslexia and Access to Work

Not sure if you can join the Police of you're dyslexic? Find out from Gavin what being a Police Officer with dyslexia is like.