Competency-based questions are a really popular type of question used by employers during both applications and interviews. These are questions which ask candidates to describe when and how they have demonstrated a particular skill or attribute. You might be in a position where you’re reading the person specification for a vacancy you’re interested in applying… Read More Choosing the right examples when answering competency questions – advice for students with Autism
by Claire Aydogan and Dr Marc Fabri, IMAGE (www.imageautism.com) The Situation There is a steady rise in the numbers of autistic students in HE, fuelled by increasing numbers of diagnoses, widening participation initiatives and better support during enrolment and study. Often highly dedicated to their subject, academically competent yet challenged by rigorous recruitment processes, these… Read More Achieving academically yet failing graduate recruitment processes – The truth for autistic graduates
I asked several experts to share their answers to the question – “From your experience, what’s the best piece of advice you would give to an Autistic student looking for employment?” We’re very lucky that people gave up their time to help out, and here are their answers: Daniel Aherne, Director, Adjust Consultancy and Training… Read More Advice for Autistic students looking for employment
Todd Eden is co-founder of Lead Now, an organisation that runs events for UK undergraduates to to boost their emotional intelligence, self-confidence, stress tolerance, aspiration and motivation; enabling them to achieve personal wellbeing and career potential. Todd’s LinkedIn profile can be viewed at http://www.linkedin.com/in/toddeden/. The below article is based on Todd’s experience of delivering workshops, including to… Read More 8 Tips to Facilitating Events for Anxious Participants
I have just spotted this short video from the National Autistic Society, which shows what the job interview process can be like from the perspective of someone with Autism. This NAS Report goes with the video. Lots of useful info in here for Careers professionals… Have a nice Easter everyone! Alison Skellern, AGCAS Disability Task Group,… Read More Could You Stand the Rejection?
You probably noticed that last week was World Autism Awareness week – there were hundreds of awareness raising events going on across the UK and a lot of the UK press published associated articles. The overriding message during this week from the National Autistic Society (NAS) is that better understanding will mean autistic people are… Read More “Why be ‘normal”? – Rosie King
I recently came across this workbook in the NAS online shop work – our blog readers may find it of interest. Description “This digital workbook is designed to help autistic adults prepare themselves for employment. Developed by employment experts at The National Autistic Society, it will support you through the job finding process with information… Read More Finding work interactive eBook – free resource from the National Autistic Society
As a last minute festive treat (!) in the vein of so many TV shows this time of year, I thought I’d give a bit of a roundup of some interesting articles from a range of publications and websites that you may (or may not) have spotted this year. So go grab a mulled wine… Read More What you might have missed in 2016…