5 Reasons You Should Have a Mentor

1529456848_2329b8d616_mHaving a mentor is said to be one of the most important keys to success. I believe this is especially true early on in your career and while you are still in college.

Here is why I believe you should find yourself a mentor:

1. They’ve been there and done that. You can learn from your mentor’s mistakes and avoid making them yourself.

2. You can talk to someone who is an unbiased third party. They see you for you. Your mentor may notice potential in you that you might not see in yourself. Better yet, they are not your boss so you don’t have to worry about things coming up in your review. And, they are not your parents so you can actually listen to them!

3. They have a whole different network of contacts and connections that you don’t. These connections are priceless and can help enhance your career in ways you couldn’t yourself.

4. It’s the best free service you could ever get. AND you’ll probably gain a life-long friend.

5. Your mentor may introduce you to a career path or business opportunity that you did not know existed before.

Now I’m sure you’re asking how the heck you can find yourself a mentor. Well lucky for you I have a solution.

Allie Osmar of thecreativecareer.com is now matchmaking mentors and mentorees. If you are looking for a career mentor, please fill out this form and Allie will get back to you as soon as she finds a great mentor for you.

Allie and I are always available to help too, just ask!

3 responses to “5 Reasons You Should Have a Mentor

  1. You are too awesome. Thanks Nicole!

  2. Hey, Nicole,

    Agree. Even Steve Jobs at Apple has a mentor.

  3. I don’t actually have an ‘outside’ mentor. I have my father as my guide in my career paths. Though, I’d love the idea of having someone not related to me as my mentor. Maybe I’d need one now since I’m looking for internships and I’m blindly searching. I have started featuring my resume online, such as the one at nuresume.com. It’s for free so I use it extensively. Posted my jobs wanted ads, and hoping someone would notice me. I do need some good advice.

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