Are you taking full advantage of the mentorship opportunities available to you?
“Mentorship” is one of the most common phrases in career development. But what, exactly, does it mean? What is a mentor and how do you find one?
A significant mentoring experience can be life-changing. Wise counsel can help you at key points to navigate the unchartered waters of your working life.
But when conducting a mentor search, what you’re looking for? Where do you look? And how do you make it happen?
We know we learn through books and from professors. We gain knowledge through experience, both good and bad. But where do we go for been-there-done-that advice that will shorten learning curves, accelerate growth and allow us to avoid costly career mistakes? The answer, for many, is a mentor.
Mentors have helped me see many things differently. That includes what I want to accomplish in life and how to go after it, both personally and professionally.
I truly believe I would not have gotten this far were it not for choosing the right mentor…
There are so many myths out there: The Lochness Monster, the Bermuda Triangle, all that stuff that happened on the set of Poltergeist, for example. And there are plenty of mentorship myths, too.
The reality is that people think certain things when they hear the word mentor, and a lot of it is false…
Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you need guidance from someone who’s been there before. Enter the mentor.
The benefits of having a stellar business mentor can be long term, from shaping the way you think about work-life balance to helping you set realistic professional goals…