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Personal Mentoring

Personal Mentoring

Mentoring is a relationship between two people with the goal of professional and personal development. The "mentor" is usually an experienced individual who shares knowledge, experience, and advice with a less experienced person, or "mentee."

Mentors become trusted advisers and role models – people who have "been there" and "done that." They support and encourage their mentees by offering suggestions and knowledge, both general and specific. The goal is to help mentees improve their skills and, hopefully, advance their careers.

Boons of having a Mentor

A trusted mentor can help you do the following:

Gain valuable advice

Mentors can offer valuable insight into what it takes to get ahead. They can be your guide and "sounding board" for ideas, helping you decide on the best course of action in difficult situations. You may learn shortcuts that help you work more effectively and avoid "reinventing the wheel."

Develop your knowledge and skills

They can help you identify the skills and expertise you need to succeed. They may teach you what you need to know, or advise you on where to go for the information you need.

Improve your communication skills

Just like your mentor, you may also learn to communicate more effectively, which can further help you at work.

Learn new perspectives

Again, you can learn new ways of thinking from your mentor, just as your mentor can learn from you.

Build your network

Your mentor can offer an opportunity to expand your existing network of personal and professional contacts.

Advance your career

A mentor helps you stay focused and on track in your career through advice, skills development, networking, and so on.