Get yourself connected
“I'm all right thank you; I can manage quite well by myself.” Is that you? Is that you keeping yourself and your dilemmas to yourself? As Ruth Chambers ;explains, you need a mentor
- By: Ruth Chambers
A mentor could help you at any stage in your career. Sure, you can manage without, but a mentor could help to guide you and challenge you about your career. The increasing pressures in the NHS mean that it's vital to find new ways of coping and thriving at work. A mentor could enable you to reflect on your current situation, your strengths and weaknesses, and your aspirations. They could help you to grow and develop in your career, not spoon feed or sponsor you, but help you to give yourself a push or find solutions to your career or personal issues. Box 1 describes the benefits for you.
Box 2 gives a definition of a mentor that is generally accepted, so you know the sort of process you'll be engaging in, and will not have unrealistic expectations.
Think what part of your career or life a mentor can help