National Mentoring Month: Get Involved as an Individual Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired
by Katy Lewis
Happy National Mentoring Month! With self-improvement goals in the air, January is the perfect time to get involved in a mentoring program. Join us for the next two weeks as we celebrate our CareerConnect mentors, encourage students and professionals to get involved, and share the benefits of developing a meaningful mentorship!
But in case you didn’t know that January is National Mentoring Month, I will let you in on a little secret. Mentoring truly can make a world of difference in all aspects of your life. Whether you are a student, young adult, or a working professional, mentoring is linked to improved academic, social, and economic prospects. That’s right! Making new connections and gaining first-hand knowledge from a mentor can impact your life in all the right ways!
Individuals who have a mentor are more likely to develop a strong sense of self-confidence and independence. They will be able to find a job, maintain excellent networking skills, and climb the ladder of success! Sound like something you might be interested in?
If you are a student or young professional interested in becoming a mentee, you are in luck! AFB CareerConnect mentors have a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience that would benefit you, a blind or visually impaired job-seeker, as you carve your own path to independence. Start making connections today!
If you are a blind or visually impaired professional with job experience, maybe mentoring is more your game. The CareerConnect e-mentoring program is always searching for new mentors! Become an AFB CareerConnect mentor today!
By joining a mentoring program, you will be well on your way to self-improvement! For more information on mentoring, check out these links!
Re: National Mentoring Month: Get Involved as an Individual Who Is Blind or Visually ImpairedPosted by cchdvr on 1/12/2016 at 7:10 PM
I am a job placement provider working with the visually impaired. I am trying to understand what might be possible entry level positions for a visually impaired person that has never had a job. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Re: National Mentoring Month: Get Involved as an Individual Who Is Blind or Visually ImpairedPosted by Lainey3 on 1/14/2016 at 1:27 PM
Helpful information specific to your question can be found on AFB CareerConnect at 222.afb.org/cc. Look on the right side of each screen to find material and articles that will give you information that will help you get a teen ready for a first job.
The Job Seeker's Toolkit
Tips for Exploring Careers
Conducting a Successful Job Search
Find a Job
Job Search Preparation
Succeed at Work
Video: Hiring Teens With Vision Loss
CareerConnect Teen Videos
Aaron's Adventures in Employment
Cornerstone to Success
I hope this information helps. Please let us know. If you have more questions, plese write back.
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