Is Being a Mentor a Waste of Time?



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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Hi my name is Rhonda Knisley (Nicely). I am a Mom to a beautiful daughter and I have a sweet dog too. I love to cook, read, and learn new things. Friendship is important to me, and I must say, I have friends who are priceless.I have been in the profession of Human Resources for almost thirty years, the majority of those years were spent working in health care, as a Director of Human Resources. I had a life changing event that caused me to have to leave my job (long story). Due to that occurrence, I decided to start my own business. I have the knowledge and expertise in Human Resources, so why not use it. I offer services to individuals and small businesses remotely/virtually. My goal is to help them to meet all of their Human Resources needs, whether small or large.I want to also mentor others who are interested in Human Resources. At some point down the road, I would like to form a partnership with a community. The partnership would help young adults who have graduated from college, get jobs. Employers would provide training and pay an entry-level wage until the training is completed. Once the training is completed, the employer will then increase the rate to what they would pay someone who has had training. I think this plan would work and be mutually beneficial to everyone involved.We have to help one another. Where would we be if that person who helped us out, didn't care enough to do so? I would love to form collaboration with other individuals, by combining our services. In doing so, we would be able to offer them a great package. Please let me know if you are interested.I look forward to making new friends and business associates here, on Project Eve.