Thursday, July 30, 2020

"Different, not less." The employment Toolkit for Job Seekers with Autism

One of the fun things about having a blog is the people one meets online.  Occasionally, someone will contact me and ask if I will permit them to be a guest blogger on my page, or  they will ask if I will share their information. That happened this week.

A gal named Erica Francis works at a group called READY JOB.  She helps to develop lesson plans and other resources, all geared toward helping the site's visitors to build the skills they need to excel in any workplace. 

Ready Job is working on creating some social media accounts to help advertise their offerings.  I support them, so I am sharing their information.  Please share this post with friends and colleagues who are helping a person with autism to realize his/her goals. Erica has put together a treasure trove of information! Check out their siye! 

Good luck, Erica! Thanks for reaching out!  Dede

The Employment Toolkit for Job Seekers with Autism

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For individuals on the autism spectrum, finding and keeping a job can seem challenging, especially given that 85 percent of adults with autism don't have a job or are underemployed. Fortunately, with the right tools, tips, and support, you can find the right job for you and turn it into a success. As you navigate the job search, use the following employment toolkit as your guide. 

Getting Started

Free Career Aptitude and Career Assessment Tests

31 Great Jobs for Autistic People in a Huge Range of Industries

Protections Against Employment Discrimination

CV and Resume Writing Tips for Job Candidates on the Autism Spectrum

Applying for Jobs

Get Assistance With Your Job Search

27 Companies Who Hire Adults With Autism

Where to Search and Apply for Jobs Online

Interviewing for a Job

Autism Interview Tips for Job Seekers

Handling Disability Disclosure When Applying For Work

Tips to Help You Sell Your Soft Skills During an Interview

Making Your New Job a Success

Apps for Adults with Autism

Tips and Tricks for Successful Telecommuting

Designing a Home Office to Fit Your Lifestyle

9 Simple Ways to Deal With Stress at Work

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. Rittman Publishing, LLC ®

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