Job Hunter With Autism Wins Hearts And Minds Of Many As He Asks Future Employers To ‘Take A Chance On Me’
Ryan Lowry has won the hearts and minds of many. This is thanks to the unorthodox way he established himself on the job market.
Posting a handwritten letter on LinkedIn that has since gone viral, Ryan Lowry wanted future employers to understand his additional needs and the skills he could offer.
Ryan wrote: “I realise that someone like you will have to take a chance on me, I don’t learn like typical people do. I promise that if you hire me and teach me, you will be glad that you did. I will show up every day, do what you tell me to do, and work really hard.”
Recently enjoying his 20th birthday, Ryan works at a coffee shop and is completing a post-graduate high school program for special needs children. He aspires to enter his dream career in the Animation industry.
With his LinkedIn letter getting over 7 million views on LinkedIn, Ryan’s mother Tracy said, “I’m in awe and never thought this would happen over one written letter. I’m overwhelmed with joy for Ryan and for it opening up a whole topic of conversation among employers to helping… people other than Ryan.”
The letter touched both employers and job seekers when it was posted; Ryan has received thousands of positive reactions as a result. These range from comments and shares, to potential mentor figures and even job opportunities.
We’re confident that Ryan’s next career prospect is right around the corner.