This is for people in their current career to assess strategy to move the needle forward – to gain as much experience while building the opportunity for the future.
If you have mentors who have been successful on a path similar to the one you foresee, they can tell you what they wished they had known, what shortcuts they found, about people you may want to know and how to get to know them, what additional skills you need and how to gain them. Mentors are the well of wisdom – don’t expect them to do all the work, bring your own bucket. Know you purposed and goals, and know how you will engage your mentor. Don’t forget to express your gratitude, and know when to transition the mentorship to its end or to an on-going friendship. Whether you are looking for a mentor or striving to be a mentor, in “UNLOCK YOUR NETWORKING POTENTIAL” I outline six steps to guide a successful mentor / mentee relationship.