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I can offer practical insight purely on the software job scene.
(I have, absolutely, no knowledge whatsoever about mental health issues - sorry about that! :O )
"traineeship as a Java Developer in 2016 where I got my Java 8 OCA cert, followed by 10 months of work experience as a junior developer"
On the bad news front, it's a commonplace in ...
If you haven't done so already, I'd strongly recommend looking for organisations that are set up to help autistic people find employment. A couple that I'm aware of:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specialisterne (has presence in multiple countries)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandelion_Program (Australia only)
Fattie and Old_Lamplighter's answers are great. All I'd add is from the employer's point of view what I look for when hiring is someone who is technically competent, committed to doing the work and will fit in the team.
Technically competent means showing an in-depth knowledge of a subject and the ability to learn – remember your employer's product is ...
I would like to add to the excellent answers the importance of getting interview practice. I would recommend interviewing for a position that you don't even want to start at first. That may seem counterintuitive, but in my experience ( from both sides of the process ), first time interviewers can be nervous and/or inexperienced.
Keep in mind that as an ...
First off, a little about myself: I'm diagnosed with Asperger's myself, and i've worked in software and IT for nearly a decade - that is including some long-term unemployment (a little over 2 years has been the most for me).
With that out of the way, i'll take it from the top.
I have a bachelor's degree in Journalism but chose not to further pursue that. ...
No, but you should still talk about it in other terms.
My experience is that bringing up the word autism doesn't really work. Most people have no real knowledge of what it means and it sounds very serious. I have discussed it with one of my employers because I needed time off for doctor and phychologist appointments, but they didn't seem very interested as ...