Meet the Job Seekers

Simon, a job seeker from Employable Me, smiles for the camera as he stands in front of a window.


Becca is a makeup enthusiast and a talented violinist. Her Tourette Syndrome causes her to roar uncontrollably, making it challenging to find work. So far, Becca has applied for hundreds of jobs since graduating high school.


Riley loves to cook and care for animals. His autism makes it challenging for him to answer questions and communicate during job interviews. Riley loves making pizza at home at hopes to find a job where he can utilize those skills. 


Melissa is a published creative writer, who has authored several novels. She has Tourette Syndrome and has uncontrollable swearing attacks, which make her feel vulnerable and judged. She has been unemployed for three years and would love a job in writing.


Matt aspires to have a career in marketing but has trouble dealing with his ADHD, which he describes as a constant rollercoaster. He has a degree in Political Science but hasn’t been able to hold down a steady job for longer than eight months.


Thomas has Down Syndrome and dreams of buying a home, getting married and living independently. He’s looking for a paid position to achieve this dream. He’s passionate about sports and recreation and would ultimately love a job in this field. 


Nathalea worked as a registered nurse for 15 years before losing most of her vision in 2007, forcing her to resign. She has since struggled to find work in her field. She loves to sing and regularly performs at her church.


Robert, who lives at home with his family, has been fully blind since age 8. He speaks five languages at varying levels and has a degree in French and Arabic, however has never had a paying job in his life.


Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at age 7, and is looking for a full-time position to support her family, which includes her two-year-old son. She is highly educated but struggles with social cues and therefore has trouble during job interviews.


Simon is a motivated university graduate looking for meaningful employment. He feels that his Tourette Syndrome, OCD and cerebral palsy cause him to be judged in job interviews. He’s been called in for several interviews but never makes it on to the next stage.


Blair has Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Dyscalculia, making it challenging for her to find an accepting workplace. She previously worked in a kitchen but had to quit due to bullying from co-workers.