I am learning a new type of stress coping, and it seems to be the "freak out internally, cry, and take some time out" method. I don't even want to think about all of the stuff I am stressing over at this point. The biggest thing is that next week, I will be interviewing with four agencies to see if I can find someone I'm interested in doing my internship with, and, just as important, see if anyone's interested in working with me.
The thing is, I've never done job interviews. I've been interviewed for other things, like the school newspaper in high school, a few accessibility tests, and such, but mostly, I wasn't even aware they were interviews, and I did well because in general, my blindness was something they wanted, and because I didn't realize they were interviews. I'm currently trying to figure out just what to do for the interviews. How much do I disclose? Should I explicitly ask them if they have questions about my disability? Do I tell them that I have chronic pain? Is the fact that I take controlled medications to attempt controlling my pain going to be a problem at any agency? And how do I broach these issues in a way that makes the interviewer more comfortable with them, not less so?
Yeah, it's definitely a concern or three. And I suspect everyone goes through these doubts and emotional crises. It's just that that's not all I'm dealing with. And I suspect there are as many answers to these questions as there are people. I'm open to any comments or suggestions.
PS: my email inbox hates me, and I hate it at the moment, so if you're waiting for a response, I'm sorry.