If I told you that there are honest people out there who are willing to help you in your professional career for free, what would you say?

Hint: “sign me up!” should be your answer.

Mentors are experienced professionals who volunteer their time to council a less experienced person in their profession.

We have already discussed how to ask someone to be your mentor and now we’re going to remind you exactly why you need a mentor.

They Tell You Like It Is

We all know that honesty is the best policy, but we don’t always practice that, do we? A mentor will put things into perspective for you and tell you where you are lacking and what you need to work on. Remember not to take it too personally and that they are there to help you grow professionally.

They Know the Right People

Chances are that your mentor has been in the industry for a while and knows lots of people. This is important because you can utilize their network and spend time with key people who can help you find the right job.

You Can Learn From Them

There are only so many things you can learn about advancing your career from a book or a website. A solid mentor is able to provide invaluable information and lead you on the right track. They’ve been there and they’ve made the mistakes, so they are able to guide you toward a promising career.

For more information about mentors or finding the perfect IT position in Dallas-Fort Worth, contact Maxsys Solutions, a professional staffing agency.