Meet William Gilreath Perseverance pays off at VMware
Senior Software Engineer at VMware
Before I participated in the NITW neurodiverse hiring program I went through many traditional interviews without success, so I had a feeling of: "What is wrong with me?" The neurodiversity hiring event focused on my abilities allowing my skills to shine.
During the one-on-one interviews, the NITW job coach guided both me and the interviewer such as when I got "stuck" in a line of thinking, or the interviewer could rephrase the question so I could better understand the meaning. The focus on skills and abilities in the project with other neurodiverse candidates, and a job coach to guide the interview helped me to focus on the question, demonstrate my skills, and ultimately led to an offer from VMware.
The wide range of brain differences that naturally occur in the human population, resulting in varied cognitive, social, and behavioral traits. Neurodiversity encompasses all types of brains, from neurotypical to neurodivergent.