Consider whether you will disclose your diagnosis and some information about your diagnosis such as adjustments you would like to have at the interview. This might include:
This is challenging for many adults with pathological demand avoidance. Questions can sometimes seem irrelevant or off point, however an employer usually knows what kind of response they are looking for. Avoiding questions you find irrelevant could result in being scored down. Ask the interviewer to reword the question or ask for clarification on the question will help make this question relevant to you.
Try to think of successful projects or actions that you took that were positive to the task, even if the project itself was not successful. For example, you may have participated in a group task, and while your contribution was successful, other team members may have struggled to participate.
Many people also bring a portfolio and notes to interviews. This could contain examples of your accomplishments, information about the company you are applying to, questions you might want to ask, or other information that might help you answer typical interview questions. Try to keep the notes short as a reminder – not for you to read word for word during the interview.
If you did have a negative experience in your previous jobs, the interview is not the time to discuss this. Try to avoid discussing any negative points in the interview or making comments about previous employers as this could put employers off. Instead talk about what does work for you as opposed to what you want to avoid.
To lower any anxiety for the interview, make sure you are fully prepared in advance. This might mean planning the route to the interview location or visiting the outside, so you are more familiar. Make sure you have clean, smart clothes. This might include wearing a suit or other formal clothing. Make sure you have showered/bathed, trimmed fingernails, brushed your hair, trimmed, or shaved facial hair and taken care of any other personal grooming needs.