Not able to get a Job as a Front End Developer Due to stammering

I am Bhavsagar from India.
I am looking for a job as Front-End Developer. I am a self taught web developer. I learned through YouTube, Udemy, FreeCodeCamp and LinkedIn Learning. I have stammering problem and the HR’s are not interested in entertaining me as soon as they realise I stutter while speaking.

They hang-up on me every time.

I am looking for help out here. If anyone can help me or recommenced please. I need a job I am ready to work remotely in any timezone.

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Hello Bhavsagar,

nice to have you here!

So is your stammering problem caused by some physiological issue or due some psychological issues like getting nervous? I don’t know anything about the indian health care services, so maybe you can find some help there to solve this issue, if you want to?

Regarding the job search, (spoken) communication is reallly important in this field, so I also understand recruiters who are afraid of this.

Do you have a portfolio to proof your skills to potential employers?

Lol i had a stammer for 23 years. Parents thought I’d grow out of it. I didn’t. College friends found it very funny.

Got a job in sales because I was desperate for money.

My stammer went away when my survival depended on it.

Learn what words you can’t say, letter combinations that trip you up and learn to talk around those. I still can’t say certain things but my current work Mates have no idea that I have a stammer.

I can’t imagine you’ve spoken to many HR people as I’ve not been laughed at or dismissed based on my stammer that still creeps up, in a professional settings It usually gets ignored here or there because I speak with conviction otherwise - clients, prospects just ignore it.

A stammer is not an excuse for not getting a job.

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That is terrible. Just makes me mad reading this. All this talk about “people first”, “seeing value” and those companies will show their true colors.
This is simply not the way to act period.

Wish you the best and hope you find a great team.

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Have you looked into speech therapy? They can often help. Best of luck to you.

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You need to find remote work which is required simple skills like yours, use sites like upwork, mobilunity (they constantly need developers). Definitly they will you an offer if you have basic knowledge in front-end development. Have you tried the one like it?

If you are looking for a job as a Front-End Developer then besides posting here, I will suggest making portfolio at GoLance and alos to search for long term projects on the following sites:

Upwork
Freelancers

Keep applying. Those companies are probably garbage to work for anyway if they can’t figure out how to communicate with someone who has a stutter.

Many remote companies do a lot of their communication through text. Basecamp is a very popular company that does all their communication asynchronously. I’m sure the odds of getting in there as a Junior dev is very low, but it can’t hurt to reach out. You may even succeed at angering DHH (owner of Basecamp and creator of Ruby on Rails) enough that he’ll hire you out of spite lol I wouldn’t put it past him.

There are so many options for teams to successfully communicate with you. Relying more on text, text to speech, and (can’t believe I’m saying this) patience. I know shocking right?

There are companies out there that would be accommodating to you, you just haven’t found them yet.

It may be helpful to be upfront about your stammer in your application and maybe explain some of the strategies that you use to overcome this. It could just be a total shock for the caller if they’re going in cold and just didn’t expect to here you’re stammer.

I really hope you’re able to find that job!