• Nidhi Gahlawat

Accelerate your Career Growth with Well-Structured Planning and a Good Mentor

Success never comes handy. We have to work hard, get out of our comfort zones and give the best shot towards our goal to get the sweet fruit of success. But what are the exact ingredients of a successful career? What I have observed is that every successful person in any field has one or more mentors to guide them and to show them the right path. Do you need an example? We all know about Oprah Winfrey, did you know that her mentor is Maya Angelou. To Bill Gates, it's Warren Buffet. I can give hundreds of more examples. But the point I am making is that hard work, structured planning and a mentor can take you to a long way in your career.

Who is a Mentor?

A mentor is an individual who is experienced in his field and can advise and guide you for taking the right step in your career. A mentor is a 'guiding force' whom you can trust in every situation. Mentor plays a vital role in one's success. Mentors help and support mentees to manage their own learning in order to increase their professional potential, develop and improve their skills and performance, and become the person they want to be.

How can a mentor help me in different stages of my career?

Now let's dive into how a mentor can help you in accelerating your career growth and giving you an edge over others.

  • If you are a school or college student and are confused about the career you should opt then a mentor can help you in every way possible. He can give career guidance and, on the same page, he can give you an insight into the way your career would look after years. He/ she has an intense knowledge of their subject so you can get the guidance you need,

  • If you have decided the career path, you have to take, but you are not sure if you can reach that aim then you can always consult your mentor about this. He/she will not only analyse your interest but will also give you an honest talk about it. If he/she thinks that you won't be able to achieve that goal with your skillset, then he/she will provide you with the alternatives you can take or the skills you can master to reach the target.

  • Want to change your career? Changing career at any point can be a risk but, if you want to know whether the risk worth it or not, then go to your mentor. They have great expertise in their profession so they can tell you about the uncertainties there will be on the new path.

  • You have a flourishing career, but you want to explore a new venture without leaving your thriving career. Then have a straight and powerful talk with your mentor to know about the arenas you can traverse and whether you should go for them or not.

  • Okay, you have everything you dreamed of in your career. Still during your work, when you need to take big decisions, you can always ask for advice from your mentor.

Steps to accomplish all your aspirations with the help of a mentor

We have discussed the stages of a career in which a mentor can assist you. Now let's dive into the steps you have to take with your mentor to accomplish whatever you aspire.

  • Plan your career and discuss with the mentor.

While communicating with the mentor, one should be open and honest, so that there remains no stone unturned in finding the best plan for you.

  • Set reasonable goals for acquiring the skills needed for the career purpose.

Set goals for the day, week, month and year as it gives you a target to focus on and increases the productivity.

  • Always try to complete the goals in the frame of time you allotted yourself.

Setting goals is not tough but accomplishing them is the real task. Don't just set them but complete them without procrastinating. Fulfilling them will you keep you motivated and energised.

  • If you are facing any trouble in achieving the goal, discuss it with your mentors.

There can be times when you could feel low and are not able to keep up with the goals. Discuss this with the mentor and come out with a solution to this. Make sure that you interact sincerely so that the mentor can guide you in every way possible.

  • Give yourself short breaks so that you are not tired.

Don't push yourself too much because this can make you feel exhausted and in the long run can adversely affect your health. Take short breaks and give reward yourself time to time.

  • Don't give up

Last but not the least, never give up just because of the hurdles you are facing. Remember that :

As long as you feel pain, you’re still alive. As long as you make mistakes, you’re still human. And as long as you keep trying, there’s still hope. Never give up on yourself and never abandon your dreams. – Susan Gale

Follow these steps to become successful and reach out to your mentor whenever you need any guidance. Getting started is the most challenging but necessary move. But we are sure that you would work hard towards your goals and would achieve everything you pictured.

After reading this, you must have realised how important a mentor is. Are you someone who is finding a suitable mentor for your career-related queries? You are at the right place. Just register with us from the form below the blog to get connected with the best mentors.

Mentorbox wishes you all the best for all your future endeavours.

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