A good friend of mine works as a cell tower auditor and has been for a few years now. He got the job through one of his friends and I myself have been trying to get hired through him and his girlfriend (they are partners) with the same company. What advice does anyone have to help me better my chances at getting on quicker? I’ve taken the first aid/cpr/aed certification class through Red Cross. I bought the Comtrain Tower Rescue and Safety book to study for when I take the class. I even had his GF send me a copy of the 502 checklist form that they use for every tower and have been studying that for a couple months now. I have 8 years of rock climbing experience. My current job I use a certain hand held GPS device outdoors all year in all weather conditions. I’m no stranger to being out in 20 degrees for 8 hrs or 100 degrees for 8 hrs. I guess I’m just stumped because at my current job I trained him back in early 2010 and then he leaves to go climb towers. We both rock climbed together nearly everyday and weekend up until he left and I just don’t know how he got it so fast. Anyway, great interview and I hope one day I can say to those who ask, I climb cell towers and love every minute of it.
Whatever path of entry new interpreters and translators pursue, they should develop mentoring relationships with experienced workers in the field to build their skills and confidence and to establish and expand a network of contacts. Mentoring may be formal, such as that received through a professional association, or informal, such as that engaged in with a coworker or an acquaintance who has experience as an interpreter or translator. Both the American Translators Association and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf offer formal mentoring programs.
Why does a gender pay gap still persist? In our 2013 survey , women were more likely to say they had taken breaks from their careers to care for their family. These types of interruptions can have an impact on long-term earnings. Roughly four-in-ten mothers said that at some point in their work life they had taken a significant amount of time off (39%) or reduced their work hours (42%) to care for a child or other family member. Roughly a quarter (27%) said they had quit work altogether to take care of these familial responsibilities. Fewer men said the same. For example, just 24% of fathers said they had taken a significant amount of time off to care for a child or other family member.