21 benefits of getting a mentor

21 benefits of getting a mentor

With many employees doing more than one job, and a lot of stress and busyness about at work, plus training budgets under pressure, getting a mentor can be useful in more ways than one. 

Mentors help you to learn and develop, and when you are job hunting or looking for a career change, they can also broaden your network.

This career guide shares 21 benefits of getting a mentor:

  1. Helps you grow and develop
  2. Costs nothing but time
  3. Guides you; ‘guardian, teacher and father/mother figure.’
  4. Helps you reach your goals
  5. Enables you through who or what they know
  6. Promotes your welfare, training or career
  7. Makes time for you
  8. Listens to you
  9. Provides a mixture of advice and helping you to come up with your own answers
  10. Someone you can learn from and leap up the learning curve
  11. Someone with time to give you time
  12. Gives you first-hand practical advice
  13. Encourages your natural strengths and talents
  14. Shares expertise with you
  15. A wise, loyal personal advisor
  16. Provides constructive feedback
  17. Someone to bounce ideas off confidentially
  18. Helps you deal with politics at work
  19. Stops/lessens the likelihood of you making mistakes from sharing their experiences
  20. Introduce you to new contacts to build your network 
  21. Helps you grow and develop