Job seeking on the Autism spectrum

Finding the right role to suit your personality is challenging no matter who you are. If you’re a job seeker who’s also on the autism spectrum, you’ll likely have some wonderful and highly valued skills that can help you find employment. Sometimes the hardest part is knowing what kind of work will be a good fit for you.   5 good job choices for those on the Autism spectrum   Take a look at the job clusters below to see which one best describes your interests and personality and find out which type of job might work best for you.   Science and technology   Are you quantitative? Do you have a strong attention to detail? Do you prefer limited social interaction? Are you good at understanding/stating facts without emotion getting in the way?   If so, you might be a gre ...

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Interview skills — dressing on a budget

When it comes to the job market, first impressions really are vitally important, so making sure you have the right outfit for your interview is key. But we get it, dressing for your interview can be overwhelming, and even more so when you’re on a tight budget.   We have some tips to help you:   Do your research   First up, you need to have a good idea about your potential employers and the types of dress codes they’ll expect. If you already have a specific interview coming up, take a look at the employer’s website to get a feel for what you can wear that will help you fit in. If you get the chance, ask when scheduling the interview what type of clothing would be appropriate, or talk to us for advice on what will work best.   Know where to shop   Shop your wardrobe: ...

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First job survival guide

  Entering the workforce for the first time can be scary: you’re not quite sure where anything is, you’re surrounded by strangers, and not completely sure you’re doing anything correctly. Don’t worry, it gets a little easier every single day… and we’ve all been there – even the head honcho who seems so confident was once the new kid on their first day of work. To help get you through, we’ve compiled a list of 5 tips!   5 tips to help you survive your first day at a new job:   Be prepared   Make sure you hit the ground running right from the start. Being disorganised and feeling like you’re playing catch up all day is just going to cause you even more stress. Do a test trip to the office before the big day so you know how to get there and how long it will take, hav ...

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Looking for work as a mature-aged worker

The idea of having to re-enter the workforce as a mature aged worker can be daunting, especially if you’ve been out of the game a while, or you’re worried about competing against other job seekers who are much younger than you.   Perhaps it has been a while since you went on a job interview, or a few years since you dusted off your resume. But don’t worry, mature-aged workers have a lot to offer, and there are loads of employers out there who are seeking out the unique skills that mature workers have in spades. ♤   Why mature-aged workers make great employees   Mature aged workers are a great asset to the workforce because they have life experience. Soft skills are one of the most sought-after skills in today’s workforce. Skills like conflict resolution, communication, auton ...

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Change your mindset by setting SMART goals

Getting into the right mindset for your job search can be tough. Whether you’ve been on the job hunt for a while, or you’re just getting started, your first step should be figuring out what you want to achieve.   You need the right mindset   Knowing where to start – or how to continue – when you’re looking for work can be tricky, but with the right mindset, great things can happen. Getting into the right mindset for your job search is all about figuring out where you want to go, and then setting some goals to help you get there. Looking for work can be daunting and can challenge you in new and sometimes scary ways. Setting clear goals will help you plan your route, face your fears, put you on the path to learning new things, and help you get where you want to go faster.   SM ...

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