Mentors Give Objective Criticism While Simultaneously Cheering You On
No matter where we are currently in our careers, the fact of the matter is, we’re never going to know it all. With that in mind, it’s always good to get objective feedback about how you can continue climbing up the ladder in the most productive ways.
According to Davis, having a mentor “to guide you as a recent college grad who has already entered the workforce in your chosen field is a great starting point, and certainly within five years of your entry-level career.”
If you’re past that stage, but somewhere in the middle of the possibility of your career advancing and finding yourself in a slump, Davis said find yourself a mentor.
“Overall, if you’re feeling stuck or in need of career guidance, it’s wise to look for a mentor as soon as possible,” she says.
With a mentor, you don’t have to worry about their criticism coming from a shady place. Their objective advice might just be what helps you level up into a new role.