Is Being a Mentor a Waste of Time?
I have been a Human Resources professional for over twenty-five plus years. During those years I’ve been extremely fortunate to have people who cared enough to mentor me. It's very important to me to give back to those who want to learn. It’s sad when individuals reach out for someone to teach them and there is no one offering help.
There are many social media sites. I belong to several different groups on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Google+. In a few of these groups, I’ve offered to help mentor those who are just breaking into the Human Resources profession. When I first offered, I had two people interested, now I think it's up to eight people who have requested assistance. I received four requests in one day, and I plan to work with all of them.
As a professional, I have a vast amount of knowledge and expertise to share. I consider it an honor to give something back to those who are hungry to learn. I don't have to think about it, I just do it out of the goodness of my heart.
It's a great feeling when I see that my mentoring made a difference in someone’s life.
As a parent, I always hoped that if my child ever needed help with education or career challenges, that someone would care enough to mentor them.
Being a MENTOR can only do one thing; bring people together with hope of positive outcomes.
I hope you share in my feelings. Reach out and mentor someone.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments, they are always welcomed.
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