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The hidden curriculum of getting and keeping a job : navigating the social landscape of employment : a guide for individuals with autism spectrum and other social-cognitive challenges

By: Myles, Brenda Smith.
Contributor(s): Endow, Judy | Mayfield, Malcolm.
Publisher: Shawnee Mission, KS AAPC Publishing 2013Description: vi, 101 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781937473020.Subject(s): ADULTS | AUTISM | ASPERGER SYNDROME | EMPLOYMENT | JOB HUNTING | EMPLOYMENT SERVICES | JOB INTERVIEWS | STRESS MANAGEMENT | LIFE SKILLS | SOCIAL SKILLS | GROOMING | PERSONAL HYGIENE
Contents:
1. What is the hidden curriculum? The hidden curriculum rules go beyond the employee handbook Violating the hidden curriculum can have a variety of consequences, some of them very serious Understanding the hidden curriculum can help solve workplace problems It is all about context Summary|2. Finding a job The role of mentors Employment agencies Vocational rehabilitation Networking Social media using your natural resources Creating a resume Summary|3. Having an interview Presentation for the job interview (what to wear) Mannerisms for the job interview (how to behave) Responses for the job interview (what to say and how to say it) The dreaded meltdown : how to avoid it while in an interview Interviewing via Skype or Webcam Job interview follow-up (what to do when the job interview is over) Know your rights Summary|4. The hidden curriculum beyond the job match Arriving at work ready to engage Managing stress to maintain engagement throughout the workday Interpreting and reacting to social demands How to avoid and repair social missteps Handling criticism Sabotage Summary|5. Hidden curriculum items for the workplace General rules Dress and grooming Work attendance and calling in sick Transportation The work environment The job task Workplace communication Strange things people may say Breaks and lunchtime Relationships with colleagues at work and socially Relationships with supervisors/bosses Company-related social events Avoiding sexual harassment Summary|References
Summary: "Adults on the spectrum often have difficulty getting and keeping a job that is unrelated to their job skills. This practical and easy-to-use book provides necessary yet often untaught information on a variety of topics related to getting a job, finding a mentor, networking, using agencies, interviewing, talking with supervisors, dealing with on-the-job-frustrations, understanding the social rules at work and many other topics. Authored by two individuals on the spectrum who have extensive experience in helping others become employed, Judy Endow and Malcolm Mayfield, as well as Brenda Smith Myles, an internationally known writer and speaker on autism spectrum disorders." - PUBLISHER's WEBSITE
List(s) this item appears in: Preparation for employment. March 2017 | Personal planning Feb 2019
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"Adults on the spectrum often have difficulty getting and keeping a job that is unrelated to their job skills. This practical and easy-to-use book provides necessary yet often untaught information on a variety of topics related to getting a job, finding a mentor, networking, using agencies, interviewing, talking with supervisors, dealing with on-the-job-frustrations, understanding the social rules at work and many other topics. Authored by two individuals on the spectrum who have extensive experience in helping others become employed, Judy Endow and Malcolm Mayfield, as well as Brenda Smith Myles, an internationally known writer and speaker on autism spectrum disorders." - PUBLISHER's WEBSITE

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1. What is the hidden curriculum?
The hidden curriculum rules go beyond the employee handbook
Violating the hidden curriculum can have a variety of consequences, some of them very serious
Understanding the hidden curriculum can help solve workplace problems
It is all about context
Summary|2. Finding a job
The role of mentors
Employment agencies
Vocational rehabilitation
Networking
Social media
using your natural resources
Creating a resume
Summary|3. Having an interview
Presentation for the job interview (what to wear)
Mannerisms for the job interview (how to behave)
Responses for the job interview (what to say and how to say it)
The dreaded meltdown : how to avoid it while in an interview
Interviewing via Skype or Webcam
Job interview follow-up (what to do when the job interview is over)
Know your rights
Summary|4. The hidden curriculum beyond the job match
Arriving at work ready to engage
Managing stress to maintain engagement throughout the workday
Interpreting and reacting to social demands
How to avoid and repair social missteps
Handling criticism
Sabotage
Summary|5. Hidden curriculum items for the workplace
General rules
Dress and grooming
Work attendance and calling in sick
Transportation
The work environment
The job task
Workplace communication
Strange things people may say
Breaks and lunchtime
Relationships with colleagues at work and socially
Relationships with supervisors/bosses
Company-related social events
Avoiding sexual harassment
Summary|References

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