Advice for looking for a homeworking graduate job
Hello, I have a very particular query and I am unsure where to turn for advice as nobody has been able to help me so far.
I am a final year undergraduate student whom is trying to work out how to get into the world of work from home. I am autistic and have ADHD. Because of this I'm not able to handle full time work in the workplace. This is because I need a very particular working environment to be able to work. Hence I have to work from home to stand any chance of getting a career.
I am aware that I can request this as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010 if I land a job in the workplace. However I know that it is unlikely this will happen due to how frequently employers discriminate during the hiring process (and my visible autistic traits will work against me). Instead, I intend to look for specific jobs where the work is done remotely with only occasional in-person meetings or commutes if required.
A lot of dedicated work-from-home positions I've seen online require experience and are aimed at older people and parents. I will be 22 when I graduate and have limited experience in the workplace so I am far from the ideal candidate. I am unsure where I can find homeworking graduate jobs for young people. I need stable work hence would rather not try to freelance.
I also know I will need to move out of my parents' home so I can set up a home office that complies with UK health and safety regulations. I know I will need to do this before looking for homeworking jobs as employers will assume that I will already have one. I don't know how I am going to do this though.
Does anybody know what I should do? Where can I find a homeworking graduate job? Which employers are more likely to hire me? I really don't know what to do and am stressing about all this due to the uncertainty.
Thanks in advance.