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The Right Mentor Can Change Your Career. Here's How to Find One

Stephanie Vose

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Stephanie Vose

Imagine this: Someone you admire sets aside time to meet, sharing how they accomplished their goals, cheering you on and giving you feedback and advice. That is what we call a mentor.

The right mentoring relationship can be a powerful tool for professional growth — it can lead to a new job, a promotion or even a better work-life balance.

One of the trickiest things about mentoring is that it's often informal, and that can make it difficult to find an entry point. Since we know that women and people of color face discrimination at higher rates than white men do in certain fields like STEM, it can be especially helpful for women and people of color to intentionally seek out mentors.

Here's how to find a good mentor, make the ask and make it work (formally).


Read the full NPR article here: https://www.npr.org/2019/10/25/773158390/how-to-find-a-mentor-and-make-it-work

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