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 one of our Employment Coordinators (please see A-Team page under About Us).
Autism Resource Centre
199 Leonard Street
Regina, SK S4N 5X5
Regularnoffice hours are:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday
Closed weekends and statutory holidays