OTC 2016 Video: Sponsors Offer A Gateway to Career Advancement

As a general rule of thumb, in any business, relationships are vital – connecting with people and continuing to foster relationships as one progresses in their career can be significant as to how far a person goes in a company. 

The bottom line: no worker can climb the ranks alone. Even the savviest of professionals had someone – whether they’re aware of it or not – who vouched for them and helped them become successful. While mentors will lend their time to guide workers in their career paths, a sponsor is the person who sticks their neck out for an employee they deem worthy of it. A sponsor is talking about a worker behind closed doors to the executives making the hiring decisions. A sponsor is an individual who is invaluable.   

Coming off the heels of a straightforward and spirited OTC panel discussion about the prevalence and need for more sponsorship of women in the energy sector, Pink Petro founder and CEO Katie Mehnert took a moment to continue the dialogue with Rigzone.

Check out the video to see what she had to say.

 

 

Valerie is an experienced writer and editor dedicated to providing useful and relevant career news about the oil and gas industry. Email Valerie at valerie.jones@rigzone.com

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