[Jobs] fast-paced job sites

Richard Flores rcf58126 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 5 20:48:05 CDT 2011


That's good to know! I've never really thought about it like that. That's plenty of time to learn the job. Thanks Karen.



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From: Karen Rose <rosekm at earthlink.net>
To: 'Jobs for the Blind' <jobs at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 6:59 PM
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I often tell my career counseling clients that it takes twelve to eighteen months to really learn a new job—to learn it to the point where it’s just regular going to work.
 
Karen
 
From:jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Peter Altschul
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 5:44 PM
To: 'Jobs for the Blind'
Subject: Re: [Jobs] fast-paced job sites
 
Hi:
 
No brilliant ideas, but I would say that my original suggestins are guideposts to where you want to get to.  Like everything else, it takes time to get there.  Obviously, you need to have all the needed “blind-related” skills.  You’ll probably have to work a little harder to learn the ropes and build those relationships (never easy).  Finally, I find it helpful to remember that this is not a blindness-related issue in the sense that everybody is experiencing the same challenges; we just address them differently.  Very few people can assimilate all – or even most – of the information available.  Also, most bosses understand that there is a steep learning curve, and wouldn’t have hired you unless they thought you had something uniquely good to offer, wich hopefully means they will give you some useful guidance and point you to other resources.  
 
Obviously, none of this is easy, but it can be done with a little patience, flexibility, and, frankly, some luck.
 
Best, Peter 
 
 
 
 
 

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From:jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Richard Flores
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 6:00 PM
To: Jobs for the Blind
Subject: Re: [Jobs] fast-paced job sites
 
Hi Peter.
Thanks for your input. Those are great suggestions if you're already familiar with the job, but what if you're new to the job? Sometimes it can take a while to really learn how the job is done and develop a rapport with your boss and coworkers. Any thoughts on this?
Richard
 

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From:Peter Altschul <paltschul at centurytel.net>
To: 'Jobs for the Blind' <jobs at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 6:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Jobs] fast-paced job sites


Hi:
 
A couple of thoughts: 
 
	1. If yu understand the main purpose of your job and really “live it,” you will learn which information is important and which is less important.
 
	1. Having a network of folks to watch your back is critical; this means of course that you must  Be able and willing to watch the backs of others.  
	2. Having a good relationship with your boss is critical.
 
4. mentoring might help.
 
Good luck, Peter 
 
 

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