“A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.”
Many people struggle and stagnate in their career for this one simple reason – lack of mentoring. If you check most top level executives, you will find that at one point or the other they have or had a mentor.
So what or rather, who is a mentor?
A mentor is someone who has walked the path you are just about to journey down.
A mentor will be able to draw on his or her experience of how the goal you have set for yourself can be achieved.
A mentor is like a guardian, showing you the way and giving you insider information that will enable you to reach your desired destination.
A mentor is usually someone who has actually done that job before and who can give you the mentee inside knowledge on how to progress and prosper on that job.
Most organisations, assign a mentor to their new intakes, just to show them the ropes and help them map their route to success.
A mentor will guide the mentee to the right direction and will help the mentee develop solutions to issues that may arise at work.
Due to the fact that a mentor has been down that road before the mentor has empathy with the mentee and has a better understanding of the kind of issues that may face the mentee
Another definition of mentoring which I find very useful is from www.aaps.org/uploadedfiles/content/career_center/…/what_is_mentoring.pdf
“Mentoring is a relationship between two individuals based on a mutual desire for development towards career goals and objectives”.
The mentoring relationship can be for any length of time.
It is mainly dependent on what the parties agree and the goals they set out to achieve. It often develops to focus on particular issues but may expand in scope and lasts for years covering a range of issues.
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They will serve as guide, guardian and adviser in your specific fiel of interest and there may also be oportunities for work experience and internships.
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