Job Seeker Resources
Job Seeker Resources
Before finding a job, there are some things you should think about. If you choose to work with the Employment Coordinators at ARC, they will discuss these topics with you.
- what are your interests? What are your talents?
- have you worked or volunteered anywhere before?
- are you comfortable telling people you live on the autism spectrum? How do you want to share this information?
Applying for work:
- be certain to apply for work you are capable of doing. If you are not a strong multi-tasker, do not apply for jobs that require multi-tasking. If you are not interested in working 40 hours per week, do not apply for full-time positions.
- research the style of jobs you are applying for. Not all information on a type of job will be included on a job description or job posting.
When preparing for an interview:
- research common interview questions, and the ‘hidden meaning’ behind certain questions.
- There are many social rules surrounding interviews, and you should be aware of these. The interview begins long before the questions start: your timeliness, appearance, and tone used with receptionists and security all matter.
At your interview:
- be ready to answer questions about your prior work experience. It’s important to be ready to talk about your experience in a positive way.
- Research the dress code for your future place of work, and dress in a way that matches those employees (wear a suit if the staff wear suits. Wear jeans and work boots if that’s the required work wear).
- No matter what style of outfit you wear, make sure your clothes are clean and pressed. Style your hair and be clean-shaved or keep your facial hair tidy.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for written questions, or your interviewer to repeat themselves.
- Thank your interviewers for their time, and shake their hand when you are leaving.
When you get a job:
- avoid gossip and use humour carefully; there are many hidden social rules in the workplace that can be complicated and difficult to navigate
- if you aren’t sure about the procedure or steps for a task, ask your supervisor or coworkers
- dress appropriately – see how others dress usually, and emulate the common attire
ARC Employment Coordinators
If you are an ARC member and looking for employment support, please contact:
Diandra Nicolson – firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Chris Mbah – email@example.com
Autism Resource Centre
3663 Sherwood Drive
Regina, SK S4R 4A7
We are located behind the Petro-Canada on the corner of Argyle Street North and Sherwood Drive.
Our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. We are closed weekends and statutory holidays.