The autistic candidate is nervous
Their interviewer is examining their résumé
So many short jobs, so many gaps
Each one has a story..but how do you explain that a job was going fine until you became the focus of relentless teasing?
Or a job that was going brilliantly until you had to wear a uncomfortable uniform and name badge?
Or the fact that it took you three months to recover from a meltdown after ending a job owing to constantly changing instructions?
The résumé is just another barrier to employment for many autistic jobseekers
It has to go and be replaced with something more useful, like a skills matrix
We're working on it...