Find a Career Mentor to Help you Up the Corporate Ladder

finding a career mentor

A career mentor is a more experienced person who holds your hand and takes you through the loops of career growth and corporate etiquette. The relationship between a mentor and a mentee is usually very personal, with the mentor guiding, training, objectively critiquing and cheering on the mentee.

Why a Mentor is Important

Building networks

Helps you create a strong network: You can leverage on your mentor’s rich network by connecting with professionals who might not only help you at a future stage in your career but share industry insights regularly too. This way, you will build a strong professional network that you can tap into.

Offers guidance in a project: Your mentor will provide valuable input in projects you work on, especially if you are in the same industry as them. They provide best practice in handling processes and help you avoid mistakes they made in the past and build on the success they achieved in their own projects.

personal branding with mentors
Help you professionally brand yourself:  A mentor is like a mirror that objectively tells you what you are doing right and where you need improvement. They will help you identify your strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities. They will advise on your next step and groom you in professional etiquette. With time, your professional brand is built and constantly developed, opening doors to career opportunities for you.  

13 thoughts on “Find a Career Mentor to Help you Up the Corporate Ladder

  1. I really appreciate this valuable and very educative material. I will make sure I apply them as I move up the corporate ladder.

    1. Hi Adjei,
      Your mentor is closer to you than you think. Look closely at your network. Is there someone already doing very well in your industry? Is this person accessible to you? If the answers are yes, approach this person and tell them that you would like them to mentor you in the intricacies of the industry. It will cost you time, effort, commitment and dedication. Mentors are busy people, you must be willing to play your part.
      All the best!
      ^DM

    1. Hello Elijah,
      Your mentor is closer to you than you think. Look closely at your network. Is there someone already doing very well in your industry? Is this person accessible to you? If the answers are yes, approach this person and tell them that you would like them to mentor you in the intricacies of the industry. It will cost you time, effort, commitment and dedication. Mentors are busy people, you must be willing to play your part.
      All the best!
      ^DM

    1. Hello Vincent,
      Your mentor is closer to you than you think. Look closely at your network. Is there someone already doing very well in the procurement industry? Is this person accessible to you? If the answers are yes, approach this person and tell them that you would like them to mentor you in the intricacies of the industry. It will cost you time, effort, commitment and dedication. Mentors are busy people, you must be willing to play your part.
      All the best!
      ^DM

    1. Hello Harniel,
      Mentors are all around us. Look around you, is there someone you admire that is where you would want to be in your career? Does this person have the same values as you? If the answer to these questions is yes, then approach this person and tell them that you would like them to mentor you. Be ready to give it your all. To put in the effort and work hard. All the best!

      ^DM

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