Hi , I was stammering problem in childhood. I have attend more 10mnc company last 4 months know one of them selected me. But i strong in aptitude and technical. What would i do now?
From India, Chennai
Dear Prabaceh,

Stammering is not a reason that a company would reject you , unless it is a voice process wherein you are required to talk to clients.

While searching for job select those type of vacancies which do not mention verbal communication as a major requirement. Very few position require verbal communication rest all would require written , if any.

While attending your next interview , remember to ask the interviewer about his feedback and your chances of selection. Specifically ask whether your stammering habit would be a negative point and if Yes than why ? Your chances for selection will increase or you might be selected for showing confidence.

There are lots of good Indian companies who too look for candidates. Why only MNCs. Search for job that best fits your expertise and skills. Practice interview as you did for you exams. After each interview sit back and think what went good and what went wrong. If you were an interviewer would you select yourselves based on the discussions you had in interview.

Have confidence in yourselves and don't loose heart. There is always a place for skillful and talented candidate.

All the Best !

From India, Delhi


It is true that oral communication is an essential and possibly critical element in a work environment. Unless an organization has a progressive outlook, your stammering could pose an impediment in being selected. However, after reading what you have posted, I think your English language skills is a more severe limitation if the work environment conducts its business largely in English. You will have to improve on your English language skills immediately.

If I go by what you claim and assume that you have strong aptitude and technical skills, then your stammering would not be a major stumbling block. You will have to present your work at interviews and be bold enough to share your stammering problem upfront with the interview panel. You can suggest that you are confident of responding with the right answers to technical problems / questions posed by them. Perhaps you would given the benefit of a written question paper or given some technical queries for them to validate your claims.

I know of a brilliant content editor who suffers from terrible stammering but has a a good job because his editing skill sets are invaluable. A classmate of mine who suffered from acute stammering when in school, is today, a well know film director and wonder of wonders, he has overcome his stammering too.

Please work on improving your written communication skills, hone your technical skills, take an innovative approach when going for interviews and most of all don't let your stammering become an excuse for getting thought interviews. Good talent will be recognized sooner or later.

Best Wishes.

From India, Mumbai
Just on a quick google search I found the following items. There are lots more, so please do a search, and you may find some useful information to assist you with your job interviews, and land a suitable position.

I think it is important not to stress about your stammering, a job interview in itself is stressful enough. You say you have strong technical aptitude and skills, so you must use that to mitigate the other. Nerves may play a part here with your stammering, so try to be as calm as you can. That is not easy, but you know your stuff, so take it slowly, think about what you want to say, and give your answers. In a technical interview, you can anticipate, to some degree, what questions will be asked. So write down salient points and an outline of potential questions and answers. Refer to your notes during the interview, to refresh your memory. There is no shame in using notes, I have done it often. It also shows the interviewer that you have made an effort to prepare properly for the interview.

The dreaded job interview: secret tips from an employer for people who stammer! | British Stammering Association


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Best wishes for your future.

From Australia, Melbourne
Hereís what you can do:
a) Learn techniques to minimize your anxiety before the interview. (breathing techniques, visualization, affirmations)
b) Use Self-disclosure: When you start talking, tell the interviewer about your stammering and request him to focus on your content.
c) If you think you are feeling too anxious during the interview, tell the interviewer that you need to have water and you need a 30 second break. Share your anxiety and it is perfectly ok to do that. You will feel much better once you release your anxiety.
d) When the interview is over, ask for specific feedback. Ask the interviewer to rate you on your skill-set and knowledge.
e) Work upon your speech.
I am sure you would have consulted a good speech therapist. I have seen dramatic change in some of my clients after speech therapy. Call me or write to me and I shall be able to guide you more.
All the Best!

From India, Delhi
According to me, stammering could be corrected and controlled to a great extent. Actually anxiety increases chances of stammering at crucial situations. However, while on the one side, you can stake steps to reduce your stammering, on the other side, look for job opportunities or develop skills where your stammering does not become a hindrance in your search for a good job. You have mentioned your qualifications and skill areas. Pick those skills which require lesser human interaction on a daily, hourly basis, as my learned professional friends opined above. There are plenty of opportunities available and you can select such roles suitable for you.
Best wishes

From India

As far as jobs are concerned if you are technically qualified for the job and it is not a job which involves direct dealing with customers then chances are quite bright to get selected.

I have a friend who stammers a lot,but he is well employed in a software company developing codes etc

Be confident and do not let stammer stop you.

Is there a cure for stammering? | British Stammering Association

15 ways to get rid of Stammering: Exercises, Treatment, Home cures

Sometimes psychological problems cause stammering and removal of those problems brings in a cure for stammering.

I read somewhere that famous and talented star Hrithik Roshan had a stammer,but see how successful he is.

Focus upon your aptitude and technical skills and they will take you ahead and as a bonus you may find that the confidence which develops will cure stammering also.

From India, Pune
You have found experts and resources to correct.
Here's a live account, I used to badly stammer and fumble when I started my career. Yes , I still do. But then not as badly as I did earlier. Guess age and familiarity have build on my confidence. One magic ingredient that worked for me is soliloquy. I speak to myself a lot and hear how I sound. To share a little more, I am a recipient of Best Young Speaker of Cambridge English in Asia Competition 2011 , as declared by University of Cambridge , ESOL .
Hence, a request, keep trying, you have many laurels to win ! Wish you all the best !

From India, Mumbai
Dear Prabaceh,
From your problem it is not clear if you stammer regularly. Do you also stammer when you communicate with your fly and friends. Please do let me know so that I can suggest appropriate exercise.
Roland Rapose

From India, Nanded
Dear Prabaceh,

Although stammering should not be a hurdle to your selection, if you have sound technical aptitude, as public interaction can be the minimum in your case. But, still in MNCs, the authorities would prefer to have employees with unfeterred clarity of voice and conversation.

However, stammering can be controlled by your self practice. Initially, try to practise speaking with your own relatives and friends in a slow paced conversation, so that you are able to recollect the appropriate word to be spoken without any stress. You may practise the same even single handedly by standing before the mirror treating as if you are speaking to some one else standing before you. You may also try to speak patiently and evenly with your colleagues and seniors, if you try to converse with them with full confidence and without showing any eagerness or anxiety to speak hastily. This practice may help you to recover from your stammering. However, regular practice is a must at least for some months.

From India, Delhi

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