By Jean D. Francis, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, School of Business at American Public University
I met my first mentor at an early age: Mom. She was an exceptional mentor and strong role model. The example she set and the experiences she shared prepared me at an early age to develop the knowledge and skills in pursuit of my career path.
Early in my career, I sought a mentor to help maximize my full professional potential and create a clear career trajectory. Seeking a mentor was one of the best decisions that I had made.
Finding a mentor is a great way to take the next step in your career. Mentoring is a valuable developmental activity that is finding someone who has experience, is willing to share knowledge, and is eager to provide advice to help you reach your goals.
Contributor, Online Career Tips
While there’s a lot of factors when it comes to moving up the career ladder and finding success with your job, it all starts with one person: you. Focus on yourself and becoming a better person, both on the job and off, and you’ll see those improvements reflected in your career.
Faculty Member, Management at American Public University
As you launch and grow in your career and evolve as a leader, the need for great mentors does not change. No matter what age, having a guide to show you the way or help you to understand how to maneuver in the maze of life and career is a very comforting asset.