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Should I mention my Aspergers Syndrome in a job interview?

I just got an interview for my first job, hopefully working on a waitstaff at a nursing home. I have mild AS, and I'm unsure if I should mention it in the interview. Under what circumstances would it be right to bring up my problem? Also, what are some good tips for interviews that I should follow?

Asked By: Xinro - 6/19/2008
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I've been though a bit of interviewer training, and I know we are absolutely not allowed to ask anything like that...which I am sure you know... More
Answered By: Michelle H - 6/19/2008
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This is a touchy one! I would never disclose any illness / sensitive issue unless it specifically endangered my co-workers, customers, myself... More
Answered By: aegisrose - 6/19/2008
 
You don't have to bring that up in a job interview unless you will need special accomidations. It probably would be better not to.
Answered By: Texas729 - 6/19/2008
 
what is that
Answered By: Sin_o66 - 6/19/2008
 
Yes, a good employer will admire your honesty. If you don't, they are bound to find out. :)
Answered By: soccerplayer - 6/19/2008
 
if they bring something up, and you feel itt is nessesary its nobody elses buissness. you don't need to share it. but i would metion it because its medcal history. :)
Answered By: boston_gurl - 6/19/2008
 
i dont think that you should mention as your employer may think twice as to employeeing you. If you can happily manage your AS then its you'll do fine just remember to be happy and confident and smile nicely and look them in the eye good luck
Answered By: Jess B - 6/19/2008
 
no, medical details fall uder the illegal questions cattagory
Answered By: Pierre V - 6/19/2008
 
I would mention it. Just be honest and tell them that you just wanted to let them know upfront. This will show them that you are trustworthy. As for some tips, dress in something nice that you feel good in, look in the interviewers eyes when talking to them, thank them for the interview, and write a thank you note to... More
Answered By: katyperryfan - 6/19/2008
 
The prospective employer is only allowed to ask you if you have any condition which would require special accommodations. Therefore the only reason you would need to bring it up would be if you required some sort of special accommodations for your AS. As I understand AS, it manifests itself mostly as awkward social... More
Answered By: zartsmom - 6/19/2008
 
Wow! you ask good questions. In America, there are initiatives to hire people with disabilities. I think you need to reflect on how your AS could effect you on the job. If your AS is evident, you know it can be noticed by others, write it on your job application as AS, or Asp. Syn. Your job application is actually... More
Answered By: berean_research - 6/19/2008
 
mayvbe--try to relate it to the job--say because you have dealt with AS you feel you are better at >>>>>>
Answered By: justmeinthisworld - 6/19/2008
 
I would only mention it if you have some odd behaviours, or rituals (certain way of doing things) etc, which may call others attention towards you... More
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