Neither life nor careers come with built in easy to follow directions. But a mentor who has trod your path before can be of tremendous value in helping you understand how to become more proficient in what you do, and advance your career. In this USNews article I talk about what to look for in a mentor and how to get the most out of the mentor-mentee relationship.
Many businesses and corporations now have formalized mentoring programs as a key element in their development of new leaders. But even if you don’t have access to such a benefit, it is well worth seeking out guidance both formally and informally with people who know first-hand the issues with which you are contending. Especially if you are in job hunt mode, you can learn a great deal from a coach, people in job hunting networking groups and others. Check out the full article, here.