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Applying to Autism West Midlands

We have put together a few hints and tips to help you with the application process.

 

 

We are really pleased you are interested in working for Autism West Midlands and we appreciate the hard work that goes into making a job application. We have put together a few hints and tips to help you with the application process.

Your letter of application and CV!

First impressions count! A well written CV and cover letter will give you the best possible chance to go through the next stage of the application process. Make sure your CV stands out, has no errors and includes the following key information;

  • Personal details including your name, address, and contact information
  • Your personal profile, use this section to match your skills, qualities and personal attributes to the requirements outlined in the role description for the job vacancy
  • Your qualifications, list your qualification including any relevant on the job training.
  • Work experience including any voluntary experience you have gained. Make sure you list your most recent experience first!
  • Interests and hobbies, things you like to do outside of work
  • Two references, these are people we will contact if you are offered the role. This includes your most recent or current employer.

 

Autism West Midlands Staff
"I have fantastic management and support team and I look forward to going to work every day. In fact it’s been an amazing experience". Emmanuel - Support Worker

The interview stage

Congratulations you have made it through the first stage in our selection process! Now we would like to meet you, to find out more about who you are. Remember this is a two way process we need to be right for you as well as you being right for us. This is also your time to ask things you would like to know about working for us. 

Top Tips for interview

Our interviews will be different depending on what role you have applied for however this is your chance to shine and make a good impression.

  • Give yourself lots of time, there is nothing worse than the feeling of arriving late for an interview. Plan ahead to make sure you get there on time.
  • Wear something smart but remember it’s also a good idea to be comfortable!
  • Do your research, we may ask you what you know about Autism West Midlands. We will certainly ask you why you think you are suitable for the position. Make sure you know what we are looking for and how your skills and experience fit this.
  • Remember to think of some examples in order to demonstrate how you will fit the role profile
  • Prepare any questions you have for us, so we can answer these too.
  • Try to speak clearly and relax a little, we understand that interviews can make people nervous

If you require assistance during your interview please contact HR on 0121 450 7582 prior to your interview taking place.

Further information

Interviewing for a job Hints and tips for people with autism 

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