This is an experience that i will never forget. From the start of the assignment paper, I knew I had to face my worst fear of speech, because I am a shy person. This being my first interview, to conduct I had to be very thorough; because I wanted to mask my fears and take up the challenge. According to my personality i perceive myself to be an introvert and prefer being quiet, and this is part of my personality, I would try to mask as a professional. For this paper I would describe in detail how I prepared, carried out my interview with Mr. Andre Jackson, who is a customer service manager at walmart stores in my city, where i work.
Before conducting your interview, please view the slide presentation of Guide to Conducting an Interview for helpful tips and guidelines. Consider the following questions for your interview:
The speaker had amazing eye contact and was very engaging. She gave the audience an amazing attention grabber, a preview of the main points, and why is her speech important and how it will benefit the audience. The way the speaker projected her voice was very well. Her overall introduction was marvelous and gave the audience and arousing feeling of interest.
As I prepare for the second year of the master’s program, there are three interviews that I must attend to get into my second year placement. Interviews itself can be challenging because they tend to be unpredictable and nerve-racking. The interview can take place with one interviewer or a panel of interviews. To better prepare for this challenge Professor Sears provided the class with a handout of questions to prepare for the placement interview. The three questions I am struggling with are the following:
When faced with having to find a job and then securing a job, the job interview has to be a home run! Simply submitting a professional resume and completing an application is not enough. You cannot settle for being average. You can wait for the next job opportunity, but there are no guarantees there will be one. In Piotrowski’s article, “Preparing for the Job Interview: Know Thyself,” she identifies the process of a job interview (Wyrick, 2014). The steps Piotrowski identified in her article are included below. The steps below focus on identifying job openings, researching companies, preparing for the interview: the pre-interview, the job interview, and the post-interview summary.
Kyle is a high school student that has autism. The main topic of his discussion was why everyone should include autistic people. Kyle talked about how hard it is to be excluded from different things in his life because he is autistic. He gave three reasons as to why everyone should include autistic people. The first reason was evolutionary benefit of self-centered thinking. The second reason was diffusion of responsibility. The third reason was humanities distaste for deviance. The next person that spoke was Ryan Campbell. Ryan is also a young adult living with autism. He talked about what helps him because he is autistic. He mentioned that routines are very helpful to him. He also said that growing up different therapy support was needed, but support was also needed as an adult. Not everyone is the same. Each person with autism has different strengths and needs. Eye contact is extremely hard for him. The next person that spoke was Susan Oliver. Susan has personal experience with her son that has autism. Her son has an oral of movement difficulty where his mouth moves too fast for him to speak. He also has regressive autism. His case was the first regressive autism at Pittsburgh hospital. Regressive autism is when he loses a lot of his developmental skills fast. By the time he was diagnosed he lost almost all of them. He forgot how to use the restroom, how to eat, how to communicate, along with multiple other things. The next speaker was Bonnie Wilczynski. Bonnie has a son with severe autism. He is on the lower spectrum. When it came to finding a place for her son to go to after he turned twenty-one, no one would take him because of how severe his autism was. So, when things got tough, she ended up creating a place where people with severe autism could live. When she started out she only had her son there. Now she is fully booked and cannot take any more
For this assignment, you will pretend that you have an upcoming interview for the job of your choice, working for the organization of your choice. You will then answer the below questions in attempt to prepare for your interview.
The interviewer must be skilled and ask the proper questions in order to get the appropriate answers in order to get the full scope of the job duties of this position and to effectively do the appropriate job analysis.
Viewing this documentary, opinions of this individual with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) did, in fact, change the opinion of who they are. ASD can start from when they were born to a mature adult. This film presented lessons on how families and the individuals have gone through a daily lifestyle. One lesson that shown in the movie is that they understand going on however it may take the time to process through their brains.
Individuals with autism are often described in terms of the impairments, challenges and difficulties that affect them. When people hear the word ‘autism’, most of them automatically think of impaired communication and social interaction, of repetitive and often challenging behaviour. Others might think of sensory issues, echolalia, narrow range of interests and the lack of empathy, as well as weak central coherence and impairment of the theory of mind. The list can go on. The fact is, that one will almost certainly think of challenges and deficits rather than strengths when the word ‘autism’ is mentioned. The purpose of this essay is not to try and prove that the strengths of autism outweigh the challenges - that would simply be untrue. The purpose of this essay is to focus on the strengths, rather than the weaknesses of people with autism because identifying and promoting them can be beneficial for autistic individual’s development.
The lecture “Life on the Spectrum: Living, Learning and Growing as an Autistic Person” presented by Howie Jordan was given on October 27, 2015 at USC Upstate. This speech was about the struggles one with autism faces on a daily basis and the adversity they must overcome. Jordan tells the audience about autism through his eyes and the lessons he has learned through his struggles. Lessons such as how to overcome bullying, physical and mental obstacles, and educational struggles. Jordan’s purpose is to shine light on the idea that a person with autism is just that, a person. No matter what disabilities one may have they are still human and deserve to be treated like one in every part of life.
I have had many opportunities to be successful in the interviews that I conducted over this semester. Many factors were able to play a guiding role in the success. From talking to students, professionals and learning who I am myself I now feel confident in receiving and conducting an interview.
In this article, Jarret begins with telling about the common myth that everyone with Autism is a genius. The entertainment business helped spark this misconception in movies such as Rain Man, Books including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, and countless interviews with individuals who have extraordinary gifts. Jarret acknowledges the fact that many people with Autism have strengths in myriads of different topics; however, only .05 percent of people with Autism have the astonishing gifts many people expect them to have. Jarret argues that this myth actually harms the Autistic community because they are expected to live up to this given expectation even though they are much like the average person, not always great at a certain subject. He also argues that it makes the community feel as if they are not wanted unless they have a special gift.
The speaker is Dave Isay, the founder StoryCorps and winner of the 2015 TED Prize. He opened the first StoryCorps booth in 2003 at New York’s Grand Central Terminal. He is delivering his speech behind a podium in an auditorium to a large audience at an official TED conference. The speaker stated his purpose very clearly at the beginning of the speech. He wanted to convince the audience that having a meaningful interview with someone can be one of the most important moments in both of your lives. This idea interested me because I found it hard to believe that a simple interview could be so influential, especially because it is such a tiny portion of an individual's life.