A checklist for the unemployed (and autistic)!

Having tried to find employment for people with autism in Great Britain, I’ve recently started the process of hoping I’ve managed to make a good impression on society and show how anybody with autism can function if they become an autistic employee.

I’ve joined the ranks of Britain’s unemployed and have remembered how it feels to be looking for employment. I’ve started the process of joining countless online recruitment agencies and I’ve started to apply for job vacancies again, but there is a difference this time.

Through understanding what my talents are in a way I haven’t experienced before and by finding the fire in my belly by setting up Autistic Achievers as a service which helped me to approach employers in a whole new way, I feel confident. I know what I need to do in order to find my dream job, and I know the checklist I have to follow! Continue reading

Being part of the 79%

I am autistic, I am looking for full-time employment and I am not alone in discovering that it is almost impossible to find any.

However, there is a reason why the chance of a change in the near future is nothing to get excited about.

The National Autistic Society, a charity that is based in Great Britain which aims to improve the lives of not only those that live with a disability that can be found on the autistic spectrum but also families and friends that are affected too, have commissioned a report which explains how tough it is for those with autism to find full-time employment. Continue reading