Hey, guys, it's Adam, and we're back with William Marquez
from the Virginia Employment Commission.
William, one of the things that I here time after time
with disabled veterans, especially those with traumatic brain injury,
is that they're getting frustrated and discouraged with their job search.
What are some tips that you could share with them that will make them
more effective overall?
Well, it's a matter of staying focused on the task at hand.
I advise folks to map out the route they're going to take for the job interview.
Rehearse the interview questions with a family member or friends
so that they are better prepared.
Take notes during the interview.
Just pretty much keep focused on the task at hand, and that's going to help out quite a bit.
Folks with traumatic brain injury can also be more susceptible
to things like fatigue and kind of exacerbation not only mental but also physical.
What are some strategies they might implement
to mitigate that while they're on their job search?
It's taking time for yourself.
Get enough rest. Take breaks if you're feeling you're getting tired.
You have to be able to power down a little bit, kind of refocus your energies,
because if you keep at it too much, then you're going to wear yourself down,
and that's not conducive to a good job search.
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Searching for a job can be frustrating — and exhausting, especially for veterans with TBI. Adam gets some good ideas from Army veteran William Marquez, Virginia Employment Commission.