Pre-employment support

Job Finding Session

At AS Mentoring we believe in providing individualised, tailored support for each client. The process of finding, applying for, starting and retaining a job is a complex one, with many barriers which makes the process inaccessible for the people we support.

Our Pre-employment support consists of 1:1 meetings with an experienced employment consultant. To begin with we'll discuss with you your skills, experience and particular interests. Based on these, we'll agree the particular field of employment that will be the focus of your job search. We'll assess with you what areas of the job-finding process you are able to carry out independently, and what we need to concentrate on the sessions.

Common topics include:

  • CV & cover letter preparation
  • Searching for & identifying suitable vacancies (paid or voluntary)
  • Completing and sending applications
  • Preparing for interviews through practice and role-play 
  • Disclosing to employers, and requesting Reasonable Adjustments to the recruitment process
  • Interview support
  • Communication skills
  • Managing anxiety

If you would like to find out more about how AS Mentoring could support you into employment, please use the link below to contact us.

 

"I mostly used my mentoring sessions to support my interpretation of job descriptions and person specifications, and hone responses to questions, and I lost count of the number of positions applied for, both paid and voluntary, and across a variety of sectors.  At my first interview, my mentor was able to sit in, and thus to give me encouraging feedback, building my confidence.  I believe the professional support offered by AS Mentoring was value for money and, although I am not currently using them to help with my current employment, I remain in occasional contact with my mentor and would turn to them again if the need arose."

-Philip

"After being diagnosed with AS in a country outside the UK, I was thinking what are the next steps to take and how to go on with my life. I discovered then over Google the website of AS Mentoring (ASM) and contacted them. From there on I have received absolutely outstanding support over Skype as-well-as through face to face sessions. It was this support and the help from all the team at ASM, which supported my decision to move to the UK. Not only were they helping me to find a job but also with day-to-day life questions. Anyone receiving an AS diagnosis and does not know what to do next should definitely contact ASM."

-Anonymous