Seeking a mentor? Follow these crucial steps

Establishing a mutually beneficial mentoring relationship entails more than just picking a senior colleague’s brain. This Q-and-A will help both parties get the most out of the arrangement.

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Mentorship has been invaluable to me as a young professional. I’ve come to see my mentors as friends in many respects, too.

I recently found myself talking up the mentoring experience with a co-worker. Because I’ve gained so much from my experiences, I wanted to share advice to others seeking a mentor.

Shift Communications’ learning and development coordinator, Kristina Norris, oversees its mentoring program and is a mentor herself. Check out our Q-and-A below to discover not only how to find the right mentor for you, but also how to make the most of the experience.

Why is having a mentor so important to your professional growth?

A mentor can provide professional development outside your daily tasks and team members. A mentor has more experience in the career path you’re attempting to navigate and can provide unbiased guidance or perspective.

When is it appropriate to seek out a mentor at your workplace?

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