There are hundreds of articles out there suggesting how to advance in life. Which are great for gathering information, but if or when you are ready to take on that career of your dreams, find a mentor who already has your dream job.
6 Tips For Finding A Mentor
1. Know your “SMART goals”; SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. This includes looking at both your short and long term goals.
2. Ask yourself if you are ready to be mentored. You don’t want to waste their time, or yours.
3. Research and study the person who you want to be like or learn from. Go onto their company website and see if they have a profile there, search for them on LinkedIn, and review their social media accounts.
4. Schedule an appointment with the person. This isn’t the movies or a TV show therefore don’t just show up at their favorite coffee shop or randomly approach them walking down the street. Email them or call first.
– Side-note: Sending an email is taken more seriously than DMing a person through social media.
5. Write out an elevator pitch of what you will say to initiate the request for them to work with you (aka mentor you). An effective elevator pitch addresses specific interests and last about 20 – 60 seconds. This is what you will say to make your first impression once you are in front of the person.
6. Dedicate yourself to learning and enjoy the new relationship that will benefit and change your life.
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