Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome Find the Right Career and Get Hired

ISBN-10: 1849059217

ISBN-13: 9781849059213

Edition: 2013

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Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) who may not know what they are qualified to do and may struggle to communicate their value to employers. In this title, Asperger's employment expert Barbara Bissonnette describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Why is it So Much Work to Get a Job?
Roadmap to Employment, Chapter by Chapter
Common Barriers to Employment
How to Use This Book
Finding the Right Job or Career
Matching Interests to Occupations
Identify Your Talents and Skills
The Ideal Work Environment and Important Job Criteria
Understanding Personal Limitations Helps You Make Better Career Decisions
Performing a SWOT Analysis
Researching Occupations
Getting Started with Preliminary Research
More Sources of Preliminary Research
Steps for Conducting Preliminary Research
Advanced Career Research
Personal Presentation
You are Communicating Nonverbally throughout the Job Search
Resume and Cover Letter
Personal Appearance
Facial Expression
Body Language
Actions and Behaviors
Marketing Yourself to Employers
Understanding the Employer's Perspective
Is it Lying or Marketing?
Your Resume is a Marketing Tool
How to Write an Effective Resume
Demonstrate Your Qualifications
The Basic Resume Format
Big Resume Mistakes to Avoid
Decoding the Language of Job Openings
How to Write a Convincing Cover Letter
Quick Tips for Resume Writing
Developing an Effective Job Search Plan
A Review of Job Search Strategies
What Networking Is and Why You Shouldn't Fear It
Three Job Networking Strategies for the Not So Socially Savvy
How to Create a Job Search Plan
Knowing What to Say
Navigating the Interview
Preparing Answers to Interview Questions
Common Interview Questions and What They Mean
Answering Behavioral Interview Questions
Questions to Ask the Interviewer
How to Research a Company
Concluding the Interview
Salary Negotiation
Finding and Managing References
If You Don't Get the Job
Disclosure and Accommodations
Anti-discrimination Laws
How to Disclose in a Solution-focused Way
Dos and Don'ts of Disclosing
Creating and Sustaining Momentum
Getting and Staying Motivated
A Body in Motion
Build Your Confidence
Setting and Attaining Goals
From SMART Goal to Action Plan
Managing Anxiety
More Anxiety Management Strategies
Concluding Thoughts
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