The importance of having a workplace mentor

Importance of a workplace mentor at Addison Group

No matter where you’re at in your career, moments of doubt, uncertainty, and even insecurity may creep in. It’s natural for these feelings to arise when taking on new projects, more responsibility, shifting roles, and more. It’s in these moments that having someone to look to for guidance is important. To keep you grounded, help you feel at ease, and remind you that you deserve to be where you are.

No matter what stage you’re at in your career, having a mentor at work is important. This person will be a sound voice in any difficult stage of your career, and a confidant and friend in the easy stages. If you’re looking for a mentor, or looking to be a mentor, we’ve laid out why you should.

1. Workplace mentors provide clarity and motivation

    If you’re faced with difficult decisions at work and are developing feelings of uncertainty, or experiencing imposter syndrome, having a workplace mentor will help push you in the right direction. They’re likely more experienced professionals that can give you advice on the path you should take, as well as give you the encouragement to do so. It’s a lot easier to dive head-first into something new if someone you trust is encouraging you to do it.

    2. Workplace mentors have wisdom to share

    As mentioned above, workplace mentors likely have more experience than you, which means lots of wisdom to pass down. Not just in how to get started a new project, but also on bigger-picture things.

    Workplace mentors may know the lay of the workplace better than you. If you’re looking to secure a new position, take on more responsibilities, or anything of the sort, they may have the secret insight to help you. Additionally, when you go into these conversations with your workplace superiors, they’ll be able to offer advice on which points to bring up, how to advocate for yourself, who the proper people are to speak too, etc. The value of having someone in your corner who has been there themselves, done the work, talked to the people, and moved forward in the company is invaluable, and can end up making a world of difference in your own career.

    3. Workplace mentors are the biggest cheerleaders

    One thing you can always rely on from workplace mentors is that they’ll always be by your side, cheering you on. The relationship between a mentor and a mentee is meaningful, and when you begin taking on more responsibility, considering or executing a career transition, and seeing your hard work recognized  – they will be the number one person one the sidelines cheering you on and rooting for your continued success.

    Navigating a career is a journey full of highs and lows, twists and turns. Having someone who understand what you’re going through, recognizes your talent, has the ability to advocate for you, and truly wants to see you on top, will make a world of difference when navigating that journey.

    Looking for your next mentor or mentee? Addison Group has more than 20 years of experience hiring experience and can help you find that person. Contact us today!

    Audience: ,

    Related Posts

    Never Miss an Insight

    Subscribe to our blog

    This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.