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How to Find Your First Career Mentor
Find Your Career Mentor
A mentor can be a great asset in helping you launch and maintain a successful professional career. But not everybody has one.
In fact, more than 4 in 10 U.S. workers (44 percent) reported that they have never had a mentor, according to a survey by Olivet Nazarene University.
That’s a missed opportunity, notes Courtney Templin, president of JB Training Solutions, a professional development firm in Chicago. “A mentor is truly priceless,” she says.
Employees who have a mentor are more likely than those who don’t to say they’re well-paid and to believe their contributions are valued by their colleagues, according to a study by CNBC and SurveyMonkey.