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How to Land a Mentor to Boost Your Career

Experts explain why you need a mentor, where to find one and how to make the connection.

- May 5, 2014
Ah, mentoring. As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a mentor is a trusted counselor or guide. But perhaps missing from this definition is the value attached to it -- the esteem of connecting with a seasoned professional for his or her guidance, encouragement and effective strategies. The rule of landing a mentor and cultivating a successful relationship aren't always clear-cut. After all, you have to keep in mind the different personalities and roles involved.

Securing a valuable mentor is one challenge ...

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