A mentorship is a relationship that when done right it can blossom into a beautiful friendship. In searching for the right mentor there are two ways you can do this:
The first option gives us pre-vetted and willing mentors through certain companies, conferences, and organizations. The latter happens without any outside intervention. You can find the right mentor for you through LinkedIn, Alumni networks, or local business organizations.
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Starting a mentoring relationship can be nerve-wracking and awkward at first but don't let your fears hinder you from achieving your goals. In order to start a mentoring relationship you must have the following:
A good mentor is a blessing, as most of us need guidance and direction to navigate our lives. Finding a good mentor requires identifying, asking, nurturing and maintaining a relationship.
A good mentor, if we are lucky, can empower our career and provide us with untapped opportunities.
The research on the power of mentorship is pretty clear: People with mentors perform better, advance in their careers faster, and even experience more work-life satisfaction. And mentors benefit , too. After all, “to teach is to learn twice.” Despite all these benefits, and even though 76% of working professionals believe that a mentor is important to growth, more than 54% do not have such a relationship.
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