A few years ago, right before Thanksgiving, a student came in for a counseling appointment. Since she wasn’t sure that she wanted to continue on a career path in the biomedical sciences, she was dreading of the coming conversations about school. Talking to people abut our career path – or deflecting those conversations – can be a tricky thing. I have six strategies to handle conversations about your career over the holidays.
The first thing you should know about mentors is that you don’t need one – you need five of them. Why? Because it’s almost impossible for anyone to find a single person who can offer the full range of mentorship that every professional typically needs to succeed.Here are the five types of support that define well-rounded mentorship.