Job interviews can be a nerve wracking experience for even the most prepared of candidates – so imagine the difficulties faced by jobseekers who deal with mental illnesses.
The video, entitled ‘Could You Stand the Rejection?’, shows what it’s like for autistic candidates in job interviews – allowing the viewer to walk in the shoes of the candidate themselves.
According to statistics from the National Autistic Society, 84% of autistic adults are not in full-time employment – however, 77% of that statistic express a desire to find a job.
The organisation aims to raise awareness for employers and recruiters, and teach them how to accommodate an autistic candidate.
Their website explains: “Some workplaces are full of too much information; too many sounds, lights, stares, glares — and too little understanding.”
There are also tips for employers on how to make the interview experience more relaxing, including taking your time, making solid plans and sticking to a routine.
Image courtesy of The National Autistic Society YouTube Channel.