What hurdles do people with disabilities need to overcome to find employment? Barriers essentially are internal or external: Internal barriers : Broadly include a lack of confidence, an impoverishment of experience (you don’t know whether you’ll like something you’ve never tried!), and fear around the unknown. In particular, for people with autism, the condition means… Continue reading What hurdles do people with disabilities need to overcome to find employment?
A reality/doco type show comes to the ABC tonight, based on the UK show of the same name, its aim is to & I quote "By using science to uncover their unique abilities, this series follows Australian's most extraordinary job seekers as they seek to prove that having a neurological condition, such as Tourette’s or… Continue reading Employable Me
Today I have spent 2 and a half hours walking around a shopping centre.... With *Gina my employment consultant resume in hand begging, pleading, bribing (*possibly) any employer to hire me for a job. Let that sink in. I am reduced to having to give an incentive away in order to be a likeable canditate… Continue reading What a load of s*&t
Don’t dismiss my disability Fact although you can’t see it (i.e.) it’s not visible to you I have a disability. This doesn’t prevent me from finding employment. Ok stop. It does. I should point out that I don’t highlight that fact in bold on my resume. It’s one thing that weighs on the minds of… Continue reading Don’t dismiss my disability
Today I had some good news Now to many of you this may not seem like great news or a reason to celebrate but to me it is, for those of you who have been following me and reading my blogs here's a refresher about being linked to a DES job agency https://autisticnick9.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/finding-employment-when-you-have-autism-and-some-advice-for-job-agencies https://autisticnick9.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/autistic-and-being-cast-aside-in-the-employment-sector https://autisticnick9.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/finding-employment-when-you-have-autism-part-2… Continue reading It’s about time
The headline splashed across the newspapers read.... Autistic Man denied work experience with major TV network And that's the reality of the situation. My autism is not what my ability to work in television should be based on. But in truth it is. I AM BEING JUDGED. My skill set and the fact that I… Continue reading It’s as easy as ABC