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?