Mentoring: Guiding, Directing and Advising

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You can improve your employment readiness and career success by linking up with a mentor. Many professionals seek the help of mentors who can guide, direct and advise them in their career field. Sure an employee handbook is nice, but think about the knowledge and experience a mentor can provide.

Mentoring is a relationship between two people who seek mutually beneficial professional and personal development. Although the mentor is usually an experienced individual who shares knowledge, experience and advice with a less experienced protégé; both individuals can have positive growth experiences. A mentoring partnership, based on mutual respect and trust, can exist between two people within the same company, industry, organization or network.

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