Voices of Autism (VOA) - Employment

Voices of Autism
This collection features videos that explore the issues and opportunities of employment for people with autism. Topics include interview preparation, being a confident member of the workforce and how to answer specific interview questions. The videos are aimed to inform, support, and empower employers, employees, and job seekers on the autism spectrum.

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In this episode Kayla and SF discuss the question, "Why should we hire you?" and what employers are really asking with this question. In this series they give you the lowdown on interview language including keywords that will set you apart from other applicants.



On this week's episode of The Pulse, the hosts break down the question of how you handle conflict. This common question can be a difficult question to answer, especially when you think you have no experience with conflict. They also help you prepare an answer for this question to help you feel confident for your next job interview.



This is part one of our employment series. In this episode we talk about boosting confidence, knowing yourself and how to show a company you mean business. We share our personal experiences in confidently seeking jobs and nailing interviews.



In this episode, the hosts offer three tips for how to boost your confidence as a new professional. Grab a pencil, you’ll want to write these down.



Malini Lad is an employment facilitator with EmploymentWorks, a Canadian national program for young adults. Malini shares her valuable expertise with clarity and humour. The VOA is really excited to share this interview where Malini discusses 5 hot tips for getting and keeping the job you want.



In this episode Brandi England, a gifted talent agent offers some pro tips about getting into acting and what you need to know to increase your success.



This video is part of the Voices of Autism 2023 Speaker Series. SF had the opportunity to meet with Julia Mitchell, autistic self-advocate and Inclusive Job Coach for the Pacific Autism Family Network, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Julia shared her expertise about having the right mindset, knowing how to prepare for an interview and what to do after an interview.



In this episode of The Pulse, listeners are welcomed back to explore a universally relatable topic—the best first jobs. Whether you're a recent graduate, contemplating a career change, or simply curious about diverse professional paths, this episode is tailored for you. Delving into stories of resilience, growth, and unexpected opportunities that arise from those initial steps into the working world, The Pulse invites you to join a journey celebrating the transformative nature of early career moments. Whether you're actively job searching, reflecting on past experiences, or seeking inspiration for the future, tune in to uncover the best first jobs that leave a lasting impact.



In this episode, the hosts guide you through the essential elements of becoming an inclusive employer, focusing on seven key areas that promote diversity and belonging. As they navigate each aspect, you'll discover practical strategies for creating a workplace where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute meaningfully. Explore how embracing inclusivity not only benefits the well-being of your employees but also drives innovation and boosts overall performance. Whether you're looking for ways to make your workplace more inclusive or just on the hunt for more information about accessibility at work, this episode is for you.



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