By Peter A. Gudmundsson
Job searching is such a lonely activity that it becomes tempting to ignore the needs of others. The seemingly wasted effort and accumulated rejections of your own search can drive you to reclusive behavior.
Yet it is by helping others that job seekers can realize tangible and intangible benefits for their own searches. Each advantage gained ultimately will contribute to the successful start of the next career chapter.
Networking is the key tactic in any job search.
Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.
The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties. If you are an SH&E practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the ASSP WISE website for more information.