As Disability History Month 2020 comes to a close, we asked English and Comparative Literature graduate Jordan Freud to give his personal account of entering the job market with autism.
After several years of experience with LSR and LSTV, as well as doing a year in industry at Mind The Gap (a theatre company for the learning-disabled), he now works for Raw TV as a Talent Assistant and regularly does freelance theatre production.
In this video, he discusses:
- the importance of doing a year in industry
- being autistic, ableism and why this is a vlog
- his university journey with autism,
- job searching and employability
- top tips for job searching
- disclosing disabilities and asking for reasonable adjustments
- where is he now?
This vlog is part of a series of activities organised by Careers for #UKDHM2020. Earlier this month, we ran a Being Your Own Boss workshop with Evenbreak and SPARK, and a special panel discussion event called Employ-able: Celebrating Disability in the Workplace. A few months ago, final year student Georgie Fuhri wrote a comment piece for this blog on discomfort in disabilities for both employers and graduates.
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