Mentors can be a great source of support when you’re in your professional career, especially if you’re new to the field or company. Mentors can help answer questions about policies and procedures, give advice on how to handle difficult situations, and provide guidance in meeting your own goals. They can also help keep you on track by providing feedback on what needs improvement and reinforcing positive behaviors that should continue. So how do you find the right mentor for yourself? It all starts with knowing what qualities make up a great mentor:
You must feel comfortable around your mentor.
One of the most important qualities of a mentor is that you should be able to feel comfortable enough to be honest and open around them. You should be able to ask questions and bring up concerns related to your professional life, but not so close that you feel awkward critiquing them or disagreeing.
It is one of the most important, must have qualities of a mentor, to make you feel as much comfortable as they possibly can. You want someone who will listen to your concerns, help you think through solutions, and give advice instead of someone you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable talking to.
A mentor should be a good listener, someone who is truly interested in what you have to say.
Mentor should be someone you feel like who actually listens to you, someone who is truly interested in what you have to say and care about meeting your needs rather than pushing their agenda.
Imagine you are sharing an experience to your mentor and they seem unbothered or unfaced throughout the whole conversation. How will it make you feel? Like they don’t care about you.. Would you want to tell them anything else ever again when they have reacted so weirdly? Absolutely not! That’s what i am talking about…
The best mentors are those who can listen and understand your concerns, problems and needs. A mentor who seems as involved in helping you meet your goals and major objectives as well as provide you guidance by sharing their stories from the past or similar challenges that they faced in their lives. Someone who is really willing to help you out rather than blankly listening to you and show zero to no support or care.
Your mentor should be able to model the behavior they want you to learn and practice
This means that your mentor should have a good reputation, be trustworthy, have solid communication skills and experience in your field.
To be effective as a mentor, it is important for them to know what type of behaviors are acceptable in your workplace and what isn’t. For example, if your company has policies against personal calls during work hours but allows its employees to check email every two hours during their 8-hour shifts while they’re on the clock—and most places do—it’s unlikely that someone who checks their personal email constantly would make an ideal mentor for someone who needs help with workplace etiquette at this stage of their career (or any stage). It could also be helpful if they were able to identify common pitfalls that new employees often face when starting out at an organization with their own unique set of rules built around years upon years worth of corporate culture.
Your mentor should be willing to help you approach challenges that require more than one set of skills
You Mentors should be willing to help you approach challenges that require more than one set of skills or areas of expertise. This means that your mentor should be willing to go out of their way to help you learn new set of skills to prepare you to deal with various challenges that require a different approach.
They should also be able to teach you skills that are part of their area of expertise and then help you integrate the knowledge into the problem at hand.
A good mentor will help you keep track of your progress
A good mentor will help you keep track of your progress and see where you can do better or improve your growth (both personally and professionally).
A mentor that is able to to help you see where you can do better or improve your growth. They also should be able to help you guide you and provide you with enough knowledge to lead your path as well as track your progress throughout the journey towards success. A good mentor will also be there to help with professional and personal development.
Mentors can help you grow both professionally and personally.
A mentor can be a major asset in your professional life. They can help you grow both personally and professionally, whether that means learning new skills or gaining experience to help you with career development. Mentors are also great for helping you plan for the future of your career, which is especially important if you’re looking to make a big change or move up in the world.
Mentors can offer wisdom beyond their years and experience when it comes to navigating the workplace—whether it’s how to handle a difficult situation or what to look out for as far as potential pitfalls go when applying for jobs or promotions.
We’re not saying that finding a mentor is easy, but if you take the time to be intentional and find someone who fits these five qualities, then you will be well on your way to having an amazing experience with this person.
RUCHI RATHOR Founder & CEO
Payomatix Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
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