Starting a new job can be scary; the people are new, the place is new, the environment is new. However, you don’t have to go through this experience alone. Finding a mentor during the first week of your new job is essential, and can lead to immense success down the road.
Mentors know how to handle situations that might be new to you as you enter a different job. If you come across a sticky situation, chances are your mentor has been through them before. They’re always willing to share their experience and give advice to alleviate the situation. Mentors can do more than give advice. They can broaden your network. What a mentor says to you is equally as important as what a mentor says about you to other people. Having a mentor is so important because they not only want you to succeed, but they will help you do so.