Autism & Employment: Learn The Steps

THE employability course for young people with autism, and already a valued resource for parents and job coaches too.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Young people with autism like you make fantastic employees. But navigating the job market can be tough, leading to missing out on job opportunities.

Learn the steps to success in this unique, transformative course.

Here's what others are saying about 'Learn The Steps':

"An important resource for young adults with autism like me who face serious systemic challenges when it comes to being employed"


"Great tips to finding not just a job, but a great match that will let you use your unique skills"


The course is the result of a groundbreaking collaboration between uptimize and the Autistic Global Initiative of the Autism Research Institute, advised by researchers from Penn State university.

The complete guide to getting your perfect job.

'Learn The Steps' is taught by Ed Thompson, a recruiter who has conducted over 200 job interviews, as well as managing corporate internship and apprenticeship programs.

After taking the course you will:

•able to give yourself a great chance of getting hired to a job enjoy

•feel purposeful and confident, instead of nervous and confused

•start finding that employers want YOU, not just the other way round

Learn The Steps covers the complete job application process.

You'll learn where to start, and how to prepare for job applications and interviews effectively.

Then you'll learn how to nail interviews themselves, putting your 'best foot forward' and catapulting your chances of success.

You'll also learn how and when to disclose your disability, if you choose to, and have access to FIFTEEN additional downloadable tools to help you get a great first job in the 'real world'.

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What are the requirements?

  • No existing knowledge or materials are required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • confidently approach job applications and job interviews
  • easily improve your chances of success
  • impress employers and make THEM want YOU
  • know how to prepare and practice effectively
  • enjoy the whole job application process

Who is the target audience?

  • young people on the autism spectrum
  • parents of young people with autism
  • job coaches

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Find out how the course and each lesson are structured - this will help you to make best use of the course.

Section 2: Before Your Interviews

This is a KEY step that many job applicants miss out - find out how understanding your own strengths and interests will lead to getting hired.


Where to find jobs? In this lesson you'll learn how to identify job opportunities that really suit YOU.


Using the job description effectively is a key skill that differentiates successful job applicants. In this lesson you'll learn why it's so important, along with a step-by-step guide on how to do it.


Before you apply to an organization or have an interview there, it's vital to research the organization carefully. In this lesson you'll learn how to do this research quickly and efficiently.


In this lesson you'll get some valuable tips on how to make your job applications persuasive, helping you to land a job interview.


Many applicants are nervous about their job interviews because they see them as being like an exam or a test. Fortunately there's a better mindset to adopt - and one that can have BIG benefits. You'll learn what it is in this lesson.


Interviews are reasonably predictable - and practice really does make perfect. But how to practice for an interview in a way that really benefits you? This lesson answers that question.


Whether or not to disclose personal information can be a difficult decision and a source of worry. It needn't be. This lesson will show you when, how and if you need to disclose - you are in control!

Section 3: During Your Interviews

Getting to interviews on time sounds straightforward, but a lot of young applicants let themselves down and arrive late. In this lesson you'll get some useful tips for how to be on time - and what to do if by any chance you can't make the interview.


How you're presented matters. First impressions are incredibly important, and the employer wants to feel comfortable that you would 'fit in' in their organization. This lesson's 'Dos' and 'Donts' teach you what to do.


Over 50% of face-to-face communication is body language. It's something that people on the autism spectrum can find challenging. Fortunately, there are some easy rules to learn regarding interview body language that, when applied, will significantly boost your chances of success.


Being able to answer questions crisply and effectively is of course one of the most important skills for job interviews. With the key tips in this lesson you'll find it easy to give great answers in your interviews that impress employers.


Ed, the instructor, has interviewed over 200 people for junior roles into a variety of industries. In this lesson, you'll get the inside track on how to impress recruiters; 3 key 'steps' that will more than triple your chances of success.


Good interviewees ASK lots of questions too, using their research to demonstrate their interest in the position and to make the interview an enjoyable conversation for both parties. In this lesson you'll learn specific tips on how and when to ask questions for maximum effect.

Section 4: After Your Interviews

How and when to follow up after an interview can be another source of worry and confusion. It won't ever be again once you've watched this lesson.


You won't always get feedback from employers, and so it's really important to take responsibility yourself to review your own interview performance so you can keep getting better at this crucial skill. In this lesson you'll learn a simple and time-efficient approach to doing this.

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Instructor Biography

up timize, Soft Skills Experts

uptimize has a simple mission: to make access to relevant and transformative soft skills training available to anyone, anywhere.

Soft skills like networking, interviewing or communication are THE most important of all skills to our lives and careers; they are the foundation on which all other skills rest and rely.

With uptimize courses, you'll learn skills as important to your career as anything you learned at school or university.

Use our super high quality, employer-endorsed courses to quickly and effectively master the key soft skills that everyone needs and most people never get taught!

Start learning now to develop YOUR skills.

uptimize was founded by Oxford graduate Ed Thompson in 2014. Ed is an experienced executive and businessman who rose to join the Leadership Team of a $100m/year revenue tech company by the age of just 28. Previously he had held positions in management consulting and private equity. Ed is passionate about soft skills, having founded the groundbreaking apprenticeships program 'Tech City Stars' in east London, and has vast experience 'at the coalface' of soft skills in business, having personally interviewed over 200 job applicants during his career.

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