The mentors are made up from the small business community and can be accessed through mentorsme.co.uk, the national mentoring portal owned and operated by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA). The 15,000 trained recruits joined 12,000 existing business mentors from across 115 mentoring organisations available through the portal.
There’s nothing better than having a mentor at work—someone to offer you guidance in your career, give you advice on your day-to-day responsibilities, and help you succeed within the organization. So when that person leaves? Well, it can be tough. Not only did you likely just lose your biggest advocate, you may also have just lost your closest friend at the office.
Mentoring is a tricky thing: most people want it, but don't know how to get it. Mentoring is also loosely defined. Just because someone gives you advice, doesn't mean they are your mentor. Mentoring is a responsibility; a commitment that requires valuable time and focused attention to assure the mentee's goals are progressing forward. If you have one steady mentor that is adding value to your career and life, you're fortunate. Although finding a mentor is difficult and making it work is even more challenging - the rewards are abundant.
This originally appeared on Quora, a continually improving collection of questions and answers. To read other answers to this question or add your own, visit the??original question page. A:??Ian McAllister, Senior Manager, Traffic at Amazon.com I have several mentors at Amazon, and mentor a number of colleagues. I also mentor a number of startup founders. ...
Life and Business are hard and even the smallest measure of success requires the help of lots of mentors, friends, and family. For many of us, there is a very small number of people who have the most impact; that professor in college, that mentor during the first job, or [...]
Fifteen million troubled kids who need a mentor don't have one, according to The Mentoring Group. In Portland, Ore., Friends of the Children tries to bridge that gap through paid mentors. Anthony Blackmon credits the program for giving him confidence to pursue his dream in music.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us