I was very recently diagnosed with ADHD and am in the process of getting medication, so I am still managing on my own. I've been struggling passing technical interviews because I have a difficult time focusing and grokking when I study, and my recall is pretty bad.
I'm especially bad with live coding interviews, because once you combine performance anxiety with the recall difficulties... forget about it. 😅
My last coding interview went terribly and I cried afterward. I'm smart, I'm really good with tech and computers, but failing over and over makes me feel like a stupid loser.
I graduated bootcamp in May 2021 and it's been 8 months of this. I study and build projects, but the recall thing is killing me.
So, should I mention my disability and seek accommodation that might better enable me to succeed (like a take-home with a bit more time), or is that a terrible idea because I'll be dismissed outright for needing it?
You ladies have great insight and I'd love your thoughts! Thank you. ☺️🙏🏻