and Human Resource Professionals
No doubt you can recommend a wealth of resources
to the "new" or "transitioning" professionals who ask your
advice about career development. You probably also emphasize
the value a mentor can bring to their career. But have you
encouraged them to be their own mentor?
Listening to their own informed and innate
wisdom may be more important than heeding the "shoulds" or
"shouldn'ts" of an external counselor.
Me: A Guide to Being Your Own Best Advocate in the Workplace
is the "mentor" most new professionals won't have. It will
help new professionals ease the transition into their first
or next career, and may be just the inspiration they need
to "hang tough" as they try to fulfill business's expectation
that they be resourceful in doing their jobs and especially
in finding career growth opportunities.
Using real-life examples, Mentor Me
shows readers the importance of aligning their goals
and priorities with those of the company's mission and strategic
plan. They learn how to rely on themselves rather than on
their supervisor to define their own career path, and to act
on that plan instead of waiting for permission. And in keeping
with current trends of finding "mentors of the moment," readers
also learn to recognize when they need expertise beyond their
own experience, and where and how to find that help.
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Knowing what I know now about the workplace,
I would have loved to have had this book before my first full-time
career position. - Scott Sutherland, Marketing Assistant,
Gaither Music Company