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How to Find a Mentor

The women of Connect: Professional Women’s Network share tips on finding the right person to guide you in your career. Visit www.linkedin.com/womenconnect for more information and to join the group.

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How to Find a Mentor

  1. A Helping Hand: How to Find a MentorThe women of Connect: Professional Women’s Network share tips onfinding the right person to guide you in your career.
  2. Most of my best mentor relationships developed as friendships first. Watch for people who think and act in ways that are similar to yours, and who have success with that. Advice from someone who Kath Mullholand is like you is going to be easier to adopt. Tech Valley Communications, Inc.©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 2
  3. I have had lots of success meeting individuals through group discussions on LinkedIn, attending networking events in my area, SCORE (a government-run organization that matches you Amanda Anthony with retired professionals), and just reaching out! Entrepreneur©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 3
  4. I would recommend not relying on one mentor but looking at the qualities and successes of multiple people and observing the steps they have chosen to reach their goals. It is like building a dream- Natasha Layne team of consultants and gleaning valuable lessons from them all. Jamboree Housing/ Housing with Heart©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 4
  5. Determine what your expectations are regarding a mentor and see if there is someone in your organization, church, or club that exhibits these qualities and then approach them. Most people are completely Maureen Daniels flattered when asked, and if they can, they will help. Client Relationship Manager©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 5
  6. The best advice I can give you is to be coachable. If youre not willing to do what your mentor suggests, youre wasting your time and theirs. I jokingly tell people that if my mentor told me to jump Dawn Simpson off a bridge Id do it because theres so much trust between us. Business Coach, Consumer Educator©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 6
  7. Most of my mentors have come from among those I work with, particularly supervisors and more experienced colleagues. The mentor relationship grows organically out of working and spending Raysa Leer time together. Program Specialist©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 7
  8. Join the conversation!Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Powered by Citi, is anonline community on LinkedIn that helps women achieve thecareers they want and discuss the issues relevant to their success.For more great insights from Connect members, check out thediscussions: How Can I Find a Mentor?, How Did You ConnectWith Your Mentor?, and Do You Have a Mentor?Visit linkedin.com/womenconnect formore information and to join the group!FLICKR PHOTO CREDITS:Slide 1: Fortune Live MediaSlide 2: Reno TahoeSlide 3: Dell Inc.Slide 4: Chad RungeSlide 6: U.S. Embassy The Hague©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 8
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