How to find the perfect mentor to help you have the perfect career.
Ever wished you had someone who could show you the ropes in your career? Mentorship is one of the best ways to get that, but you may think finding a mentor is nearly impossible. Turns out though, about 70% of Fortune 500 companies have actual mentorship programs, and so finding one could be as simple as checking out your Human Resources department, says the Globe & Mail. But before taking up someone’s time, figure out specifically what you want learn from them.
Once you have a good understanding of that seek out a mentor who can help you in those particular areas. And remember, you’ll have a better relationship if you can also offer up some skills. Maybe you know something about social marketing for example. Or you have a handle on web design. Finally, don’t forget a little flattery – telling your potential mentor how much you respect them, will only make them feel good about helping you.