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How to Find a Business Mentor

An article at Inc. offers a comprehensive guide on knowing what you want in a mentor, knowing where to look for a mentor, and finally how to build a relationship with that mentor.

What’s Your Deal Anyway?

Make a list of qualities you would like to improve upon and divide it by “wants” and “needs.” Speak with a few potential mentors and see which jive best with your list, keeping in mind that having more than one mentor is not a bad thing.

Master and Pupil

Once you and your mentor know what the function of the mentorship is, work around the mentor’s schedule and be open to feedback. The mentor is supposed to be critical of you, so avoid the urge to get defensive. And when you think the mentorship has run its course, thank them for their time and let the meetings fizzle out gradually; do not yank out the cord. You can read the full breakdown here:

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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