Choosing a career path that’s right for you is a process that takes time. Here’s a tip that can help you get started.
Find a Mentor
Having a mentor to help you navigate your new career path can provide enormous benefits. You can get valuable advice and insight from a seasoned professional, a “sounding board” for your career goals and ideas, and inspiration for pursuing your dream. In our ever-evolving work environment where people telecommute and aren’t in the office as much, developing an ongoing relationship with a mentor can be challenging, but you can make it happen. Once you have identified a potential mentor, perhaps someone in your desired field whose career path and accomplishments you admire and respect, find an opportunity to introduce yourself. Express your interest in learning more about what they do and how they’ve achieved their success. Remember, everyone is busy and time is valuable. Be flexible regarding how, and how often, you will meet – – consider meeting by telephone, if this is more convenient, or inviting them to lunch. Come prepared with questions and ideas. Listen and learn as much as you can, and return the favor by expressing your appreciation, respecting their time, and offering to help them with their goals and plans. Mentoring can be a rewarding experience for both you and your mentor. Make the most of it!
If you’d like more support on finding a fulfilling career path, feel free to contact me at www.HallieCrawford.com. I can help you design a career that is aligned with your purpose and passion, and guide and support you as you transform your life.