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Tips for Individuals with ASD as They Prepare for Employment

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Common barriers to employment experienced by those with ASD

  • The importance of routine
  • Hygiene
  • Getting along with others
  • Asking for help
  • Clear communication strategies
  • Knowing yourself
  • Selling yourself

The job interview

  • First impressions do matter
  • The value of a handshake
  • Answering questions concisely and clearly
  • Open ended versus close ended questions
  • Different interview styles and different interview questions
  • Technical
  • Behavioural
  • Strategic
  • Following up

The job search

  • The employer wishlist versus your qualifications
  • The use of an online portfolio to showcase your skills
  • Your resume and cover letters

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