Any CEO will tell you that mentors helped them avoid expensive mistakes and gave them valuable insights into their career paths quickly.
Career mentors can help you create your personalized strategy, garner otherwise inaccessible knowledge about your industry or specialty, help you endure setbacks without losing focus or confidence, and help you build your professional network.
Benefits of a Career Mentor
A career mentor can help you:
knowledge and skills
Mentors can help you identify the skills and expertise you need to succeed. They can teach you what you need to know or advise you on where to go for the information you need.
Gain valuable advice
Mentors can offer valuable insight into what it takes to get ahead. They can be your guide and "sounding board" for ideas, helping you decide on the best course of action in difficult situations. You may learn shortcuts that help you work more effectively and avoid "reinventing the wheel."
What is Career Mentoring?
Mentoring is a relationship between two people with the goal of professional and personal development. The “mentor” is an experienced individual who shares knowledge, experience, and advice with a "mentee."
Creative Intentions' mentors have years of experience. They support and encourage their mentees by offering guidance based on general and specific knowledge. The goal is to help mentees improve their skills and advance their careers.
Return on Time and Investment
For some, personal goals matter more than immediate financial rewards. For some, the return from a mentorship relationship may amount to lowered stress levels, better work/life balance, or similar nonfinancial benefits.
For others, a mentor may provide financial rewards through invaluable support as a professional search for ways to leverage skills into a new position, look for opportunities for advancement,
and earn a higher paycheck.