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The HR Den is platform offering career advice and guidance to women of color who are soon-to-be college graduates or college alumni who are LOST and are having a difficult time figuring out where to start in their careers with a social science or humanities degree. Figuring out what to do with your life is never easy and can cause major stress! Trust... we know the feeling. The HR Den is an open space for answers to questions and concerns you have, and serves as a space to connect with other women dealing with the same issues.

What are mentors really for?

Tiffany Drysdale

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If you know anything about me, I'm an avid listener of the Mylik Teele podcast cause she honestly speaks the TRUTH. If you haven't already heard, there's tons of talk about hopping on the bandwagon and getting a mentor. One topic that she seems to often make mention of is the value and purpose of a mentor. In her last maternity leave podcast, she states that we often have the perception of the role of a mentor all wrong. 

The definition of a mentor is as follows: "an experienced and trusted adviser." The key word is ADVISOR. A mentor is meant to serve as one who offers you the necessary advice and tips with whatever it is that you may be going through at a certain point in your life because they have been there and done that!

Is a mentor meant to hold our hands and spoon feed us every bit of information to success? NO! 

We're all going to have to go through life on our own accord and face our own realities, trials, and tribulations. Mentors aren't in the form of a fairy godmother who's going to save us and prevent us from dealing with life's harsh realities; so get that notion out of your head. 

Your mentor is meant to be your own personal advisory board that you go to for advice and input on what the best course of action might be in a given situation. And hey, you might have multiple mentors for different reasons as well so keep that in mind. He or she might be right in front of you and you might not even know it. 

Who are your mentors? 

 

 

 

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