Tools to use as you get ready for employment:

1.     Career exploration

When you are thinking about getting a job, it can be for short term skill development or it might be for a longer-term opportunity to use skills you have developed through education and training.  Either way, there are some tips to determining your strengths and interests, explore job opportunities and understand what employers are looking for.  Check out these helpful websites for more information.

Exploring your skills and strengths:

·      http://www.manitobacareerdevelopment.ca/CDI/

·  http://www.careercentre.dtwd.wa.gov.au/FindingAJob/RecogniseYourSkillsAndAbilities/Pages/RecogniseYourSkillsAndAbilities.aspx

·      http://www.wem.mb.ca/the_9_essential_skills.aspx

·      https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/career-services/career-planning/identify-skills.html

Explore career options:

·      https://mitt.emsicareercoach.ca

·      https://public.careercruising.com/en/

·      https://blogs.rrc.ca/counselling/career/career-exploration/

 

2.    Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes

·      http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/jobs/resume.shtml

Cover Letters

·      http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/jobs/cover.shtml

·      http://jobsearch.about.com/od/samplestudentletters/a/studentcoverletters.htm

 

3.     The Job Interview

·      https://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/docs/etk_job_interview.pdf

·      https://aspergers101.com/the-art-of-a-job-interview-when-you-have-aspergers/

·      http://wrongplanet.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=3110645

·      https://www.ted.com/speakers/amy_cuddy

 

4.     On The Job – the Manitoba Labour Code and more

·      http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/

 

5.     Hygiene and Dress Codes

These first impression can be nearly impossible to reverse or undo, making those first encounters extremely important, for they set the tone for all the relationships that follows. So, whether they are in your career or social life, it's important to know how to create a good first impression.

·      https://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/FirstImpressions.htm

·      https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/adventures-in-dating/201410/the-extraordinary-importance-first-impressions

·      http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4953

·      http://www.myaspergers.net/what-is-aspergers/aspergers-personal-hygiene-care/

·      https://www.aspergerexperts.com/

 

6.     Social Thinking and Acting

·      https://www.socialthinking.com/LandingPages/Mission

·      http://fhautism.com/preparing-for-life-the-complete-guide-for-transitioning-to-adulthood-for-those-with-autism-and-aspergers.html

·      30 Ways to Shine as a new employee www.miltwright.com/products/253b.htm

 

7.     Time Management

·      The 168 h week: http://www.genesee.edu/cms/home/assets/File/Time%20Management%20Worksheet.pdf

http://www.planetofsuccess.com/effective-time-management/