Before asking for a mentor, do this.

If you were looking for a sign to focus on your career right now — this is it.

Last week, I got a text message from a friend with an interesting — and fairly common — professional request. She had identified someone in her company who she thought would be a good mentor for her and wanted some tactics on how to initiate the conversation in hopes of becoming his mentee.

I replied back to her with some advice and guidance on how to approach the situation, and thought it might make…

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Erica Zendell

Erica Zendell

Quitter of the corporate grind in favor of the open road, a writing career, and a whole lot of jiu-jitsu. Currently writing from San Diego.