Mentors aren’t just for twenty-somethings anymore — and that’s a good thing. Finding the right person to help develop your career can lead to quicker advancement, greater job satisfaction and higher confidence. It’s that first part that’s difficult, the finding. As an established professional, how do you know what to look for in a mentor? First, identify your goals as well as what you have to offer as a mentee. The more experience you have, the more mutually beneficial the relationship will be, so make sure you can verbalize what you bring to the table. Once you’ve got these basics in place, ramp up your networking efforts and let the search begin.

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