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National Mentoring Month: Get Involved As an Individual Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

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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!

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Re: National Mentoring Month: Get Involved As an Individual Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

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 Impaired

Helpful information specific to your question can be found on AFB CareerConnect at 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.

Explore Careers
The Job Seeker's Toolkit
Tips for Exploring Careers
Conducting a Successful Job Search
Find a Job
Job Search Preparation
Researching Jobs
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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