If you want to progress in your career, one of the best ways to ensure you are on the right path is to find a mentor. Having a mentor at work comes with many advantages including:
- Having someone to guide you in difficult situations: It’s inevitable you’ll face challenges during your career, whether there’s a problem you don’t know how to solve or a conflict with a co-worker. Having a mentor to turn to for advice can help you find the best way to tackle any challenges you might face on the job.
- Providing insight into different career paths: If you’re not sure exactly where you want your career path to lead, a mentor can get you going in the right direction. Your mentor can share feedback about their own career trajectory and provide you with advice on the steps you should take to move into a job you’ll love.
- Offering advice on skills to develop: Your mentor can provide you with guidance on how best to develop the skills that will lead to career success. If your mentor has a more advanced position in your field, they know what traits helped lead to their success. By sharing insight with you on the skills that will serve you best in your profession, your mentor can help you focus your efforts on the things that matter most.
- Helping you to determine what certifications to pursue: When you’re hoping to advance in a technical field such as IT, you’ll often need to have certifications to show you have the necessary skills. You could earn many different certifications, but a mentor can provide guidance on which would likely be most helpful in opening up more professional doors.
Finding the right mentor can be challenging, but it helps if you work in an environment with smart people who are willing to offer real support to those who are at a different phase on their own careers. IES Custom Staffing can help you find a company that is staffed by great people, so you’ll have your choice of mentors. Contact us today to find out more about how our staffing service can help you advance your career.