What mentoring can do for your career
Advance your career and widen your professional networks as a mentor or mentee. Here’s why joining a mentoring program can help your career journey and progression.
The pandemic period has been disruptive to traditional paths of career progression. In the past few years, face-to-face interactions were relegated to behind a screen, limiting the development of organic professional relationships and socialising. Now, with workers returning to offices and workplaces with more regularity, it’s a great time to prioritise career development and enrichment.
Mentoring programs are a great way to meet like-minded individuals and professionals outside the confines of the workplace, and at different stages of the traditional career arc. It’s one of the many reasons people join clubs, empowering those involved to meet other professionals they typically wouldn’t cross paths with.
Best of all, the relationship between mentors and mentees participating in a mentoring program is mutually beneficial. While the mentee may be at the start of their working life and looking for career guidance, the mentor has an opportunity to reflect on their previous professional experiences, share knowledge and gain exposure to new perspectives.