So you know what a mentor does… because you have probably developed relationships with mentors to advance your career or to help at school.
Perhaps though, you’ve never heard of a “reverse mentor”?
Many re familiar with the concept of a mentor as an older, more experienced, (often gray-haired) person who teaches a younger mentee; a seasoned business executive who teaches a young intern, for example…
Everyone knows they should have a mentor… but many don’t know how to find one, or the right one.
Mentors come in many flavors and hold different monikers, but the two common traits they should all possess is a willingness to give unbiased advice and expertise in the specific areas you are looking to improve.
Before you can start your hunt for the perfect mentor or advisors, career experts advise to do a little soul searching…
More and more, we hear a variation of the statement in this headline from recent graduates.
Not that higher education isn’t doing a decent job of teaching traditional subjects in their traditional way – they’re probably doing a no better or worse job than they did 20 or 30 years ago.
Which is the root-cause problem…
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Mentoring is an often overlooked resource for young professionals. This is unfortunate because it can provide a huge boost to your early career.
Some young professionals are under the mistaken impression that developing a mentoring relationship is a difficult and formal process – but it doesn’t have to be.
How does one find a mentor? And what attributes should you exhibit that will draw potential mentors to you?