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Things To Keep In Mind About Mentors

Here’s my advice on finding the right mentor to help you advance your career.

 

Today I want to talk to opportunity seekers about mentors as it relates to career decisions. If you have a mentor you like to bounce ideas off of, you obviously trust that person. They’ve established credibility with you as someone who can give you good advice when you’re making important decisions. 

 

From a career standpoint, you need to make sure your mentor is someone who is in the field you’re in or the field you want to be in. The advice they give you needs to be based on experience with the path you’re going down. 

 

Getting advice from mentors who don’t have experience with your path isn’t always the best idea. Although the person may be very smart and have the best intentions, if they don’t have experience in the right space, you can get some wonky advice. I’ve seen it happen several times. 

 

In that case, you want to have two mentors. You can still keep that general mentor, but you’ll also want one who is in the space and on the path you’re trying to move down. That’s my advice.

 

If you have any questions for me, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you, and happy hunting.

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