JOB SEARCH TIP: After you land, look for a mentor.

6 Jul

As I look back on my career, there are several folks who mentored me and, in doing so, significantly contributed to my growth and development.

My mentors encouraged me, stimulated my thinking, introduced me to new people and experiences, and offered timely advice.

And, yes, they occasionally coached and corrected.

The main quality of an effective mentor is a person who will take the time to meet with you and offer some of what I mentioned above. They don’t necessarily have to be older or have more education or training. You need to be open to honest discussion feedback and guidance.

You might not see the exchange as mutual, but a good relationship can be of value to the mentor as well, who enjoys the opportunity to help.

As Bruce Springsteen sings: “nobody goes it alone.”

There are training videos on the web site of my faith community and a handout. This content is free:

#career #careercoach #jobhunting #careers #jobsearch


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