The Specialisterne Ireland team have over 10 years of professional experience that will help you demystify applications and interview processes.
The first step is an informal chat over the phone where we agree our next steps. This is a gentle process which is free of charge.
We call this our Initial Assessment.
What can we offer you?
Interview preparation program: We help you to realise your own strengths and abilities and how you can communicate these at interview. Enabling you to show case in the best possible way what you can offer a prospective employer
CV Preparation: Work with you to create a professional looking CV which you can tailor for different job applications
Mock Interviews: Provide practice ‘mock’ interviews to help you perform at your best and prepare your answers thoroughly
Communication Skills: Throughout the process, we will support you to communicate in a professional and effective manner
Disclosures and Accomodations: Discuss disclosure of your conditions and reasonable accommodations that your employers can make for you
Support you throughout the interview process, from application to offer
Search for employment opportunities in our partner companies, using our knowledge of you and them to find a perfect match
Support you to find your own employment with other companies outside of our pool
Specialisterne Ireland reserves the right to advise that you contact alternative organisations, if these organisations are better placed to support your needs.
Please note that we do not require you to have a formal diagnosis to access our service. We understand the barriers that sometimes make getting a formal diagnosis a long process, and we are here to support you whether you’re formally diagnosed or figuring it out for yourself. You’re not alone, and we are here to help you.
This first step is an initial chat over the phone. Our assessment process is an informal, gentle and free process that allows us to find out which skills and tasks you are most adept at, and enjoy the most. It also helps us identify where you need the most support. By really getting to know you, we can make sure we find the best fit for you.
We adjust our process to meet your needs: we will treat you as an individual from the very first meeting. We will tailor your assessment based on your educational/employment status and particular neurodivergence(s) and put you at the centre of every part of the process.
From this initial first call we can decide together which of our services would benefit you the most and help you realise your potential.
Interviews can be a nerve-wracking prospect for everyone, and for those of us who sometimes struggle with formal communication, it can be a bit daunting.
We have sat in on countless interviews and coached numerous candidates into positions they have loved.
This program enables us to use our expertise and experience to coach you with practice interviews, suggest questions you should expect and help you better understand which of your skills and talents will appeal most to an interviewer.
By helping you gain experience of an interview format in a safe, low-risk environment we can give you the leeway you need to find your footing and gain the confidence to express yourself and communicate your abilities and strengths.
This program will enable you to:
We will work with you to create a professional CV that gives the necessary information and provides just the right amount of detail. You can then tailor this CV to match it to your next application.
We will help you practise your interview techniques in a mock interview setting, providing an opportunity to increase your confidence and familiarise yourself with an on-line interview setting.
CV preparation, interview preparation and mock interviews are all provided free of charge to our candidates.
We know how challenging it can be to make yourself heard in the workplace, or get your message across in a way that, neurotypical people really understand. Whether you struggle to read body language and facial expressions, or find yourself going off on tangents and talking over people, we can help you communicate more effectively in a professional environment.
Engaging with our service will result in many interactions with our staff, over email, Zoom, in person and over the phone. As we work on your CV, complete the Interview Preparation program and carry out mock interviews we will get to see and access your communication style. We can provide guidance in how to communicate clearly, help you express yourself better and understand the expectations of communicating in a corporate environment.
If your skillset matches positions we know are available through our partners, we will support you through the application process. We will use our knowledge of the company and what we have learned about you to make sure that we put you forward for roles that not only match your skillset, but also your preferred ways of working, education and experience. We aren’t interested in finding you a role where you’ll just get by, we want to find you a role where you’ll flourish.
We will support you in your applications to other companies, our goal is for you to find meaningful employment.
We would love to hear from you, and the best place to start with is your CV.
If you have never written one before, or you’re concerned that yours isn’t perfect, don’t worry: we can help. Start with your name and contact information. Do your best to list your education, qualifications (including subjects and grades) and employment history in chronological order. Under each job role, you can include bullet points of which tasks and duties you had, and which skills you needed to use. Towards the bottom, you can tell us about any special interests or hobbies you have, to help us get a better understanding of who you are.
Do not worry about making your CV look professional, this is where we have the expertise. All we need from you to get started is all your information.
In the message section, please let us know a little about yourself, your employment/education status and how we can help you. If you are comfortable disclosing which neurodivergence(s) you have this would also be very useful, as well as information on how you best like to be contacted.
We look forward to hearing from you and will be in touch once we have reviewed the information you have provided.
How much does your service cost?
We provide Our programme includes the initial assessment, help with interview preparation, our CV services and mock interviews. We can help with job applications, and through our engagements, we can help you to work on your professional communication skills.
How do I register for your services?
To register, please send us an email and, preferably, attach your CV. We will get back to you as soon as possible by email to arrange a first phone call and see how we can help.
Do I need a diagnosis to use your services?
We do not require you to have a formal diagnosis to access our service. We understand the barriers that exist in the effort to seek formal diagnosis, and don’t want to add unnecessary additional frustration. If you identify as neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, dyspraxic or dyslexic) or face similar challenges, we want to support you in your endeavour find employment.