Mentoring: What Is It And How Can It Benefit You?
In business learning from someone that has lived and breathed your situation is invaluable. Gaining first-hand experience can be essential when it comes to helping you progress and mentoring is the perfect way to achieve this.
Whether you need to lean on someone in a current situation or having some to use as a soundboard as you progress through your career, the power of mentoring cannot be underestimated, but what is it and what areas do you need to consider when choosing a mentor?
In this article, we’ll take a look at three ways that you can choose a great mentor.
Openness to sharing experiences and ideas
When it comes to choosing a mentor, the main consideration should be looking to discover someone who is happy to share their experiences and ideas with you. To learn effectively a mentor should be as open as possible and not be looking to hold back on key areas. To have a strong working relationship the conversations need to be as transparent as possible with you receiving clear and actionable insights.
Establish how your mentoring will work
A schedule of how frequently and how you will interact with your mentor is another fundamental part of getting results. Frequent contact is a good way of building a good rapport and can allow a sense of momentum to build up with your learning. This need not be long meetings a few times a week, short but regular catch up’s can allow for effective debriefing and allow for valuable time to ask questions as they arise. More often than not questions will come during your day-to-day working life so keeping meetings regular will allow these questions to be addressed in a more timely manner.
Finally, another key attribute is to have a positive attitude and outlook. This means the mentor displaying the right attributes and qualities to succeed in the role. This also extends to them setting the right standard and also being a great role model. Find someone that has a genuine passion for what they do. This passion and enthusiasm is infectious and can help push you forward.
Looking out for the above points will help you to find a mentor that delivers for you. It needs to be personable and engaging to be of benefit so ensure you have great rapport.
At Big Motoring World we are always on the lookout for great talent and we have some fantastic vacancies open across the business. Wherever your passions lie, we would love to hear from you.
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