Do You have a mentor? Have you ever had one? Possible you may consider an individual online as your virtual mentor.
I’ve had many mentors in my life. Most have them have been the virtual kind as I mentioned. However, I did have a mentor at one time that was an exciting relationship. I was working at a major Christian College as the Director of Career Services. I became friends with the Provost. and we would occasionally meet for lunch or coffee. During one of our casual conversations I asked him to mentor me.
It seemed like an easy question and a normal transition into learning from him.
As a millennial, or anyone for that matter, a mentoring relationship can be a valuable experience that has huge benefits. And not having a mentor?
As it turns out, the cost of missing out on mentorship is high. A Sun Microsystems HR study found that employees who received mentoring were promoted five times more often than people who didn’t have mentors. The Startup Genome Project estimates that startups with helpful mentors are seven times more likely to raise investment money.
How can you land a great mentor? You can start by avoiding these seven mentorship sins, some of which you may already be committing, and you’ll be well on your way.
Read the full article, 7 Deadly Sins Millennials Make When Approaching Mentors.