My Universal Credit, work coach referred me to learndirect for a week long customer care course.
Yesterday I had my interview.
A lot of form filling, name, address, phone no. Email, national insurance, next of kin phone, etc etc etc.
Q... What is my ideal job?
What job I would refuse to do?
Any disabilities ???????
Around 10 Q about my style of learning. Multiple choice with 3 choices.
Formal face to face interview.
A Maths test.
Place four numbers in order from lowest to highest?
Someone spends £10 a week on travel. How much will he spend on travel in four weeks? Show all workings.
An English test.
Circle wrongly spelt words.
Add Capitals and full stops to a sentence.
Identify a verb in a sentence. They even explained that a verb is an action or doing word.
Week long course starts on Monday 29th Jan.
Happy to give you an emergency phone call any time you need an escape route!
I guess you’ll have to make the most of it. What is your ideal job, by the way?
Did you answer 'Yes' to 'Any disabilities?' I always do now.
I was wondering about whether I should now answer yes or no to that question. I want to answer yes, so I guess I should!
I answered 'No' on my employers' medical questionnaire - but they already know I'm on the spectrum, and I explained that I answered 'No' because I don't like to think of it so much as a disability as a 'different ability'. But that's a personal thing - and I'm confident that my employer (being an autism trust) will be understanding. But in any other circumstance, I will answer 'Yes' in future.
Ideal job. Left it blank.
Something that I enjoy doing and pays a lot.
I thought hard about it and decided to be honest and give symptoms and quoted my problems with face and name blindness. PROSOPAGNOSIA.
My coping strategy with that is to use the terms 'mate' and such like depending on working environment.
I'm quite looking forward to the course. I see the positive side, meet new people and maybe some from my past.
Will report progress.
Glad Tidings to you, Mr.Math-Photographer... I typed in another reply, yet it disappeared, ho-ho! If it is quite alright and of any use at all, then I offer my own support to your good self, and I may say that I should do well to follow this Thread. With regards to "Jobsearching" I myself can do next-to-none of it, for I have a fair few physical illnesses which are not much cared towards the understanding thereof (!) by those who enforce "Jobsearching", and by now, "everyone" is younger than I am...!
Um, in short, I say, please keep on keeping on. Good Fortune to your good self.