Do You Need a Mentor?

A recent article in the New York Times got us thinking: are you ever too old for a mentor?

Yes, it’s no news flash, parting-of-the-red-sea sort of statement but: a mentor can help you in your career.

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or are a seasoned industry vet a mentor can provide an unbiased opinion, help you see things in a different way and give you a leg up in navigating your way up the ladder.

Who are mentors?

They are usually people who are at a high level in their careers and have a proven track record.

The first meeting.

Have a list of questions you want answered.

Buy the coffee.

Ask what you can do next.

Set up a second meeting.

How can you get one?

Reach out to friends, LinkedIn contacts and old college professors.

Try the group SCORE – they offer personal business coaches and mentors.

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