Let's talk about mentors ✨
I think the figure of a mentor in our lives and when we start our careers in the IT world, is very important.⭐
“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” - Bob Proctor ✨
In my first job, where I was a functional analyst, I didn't have any person by my side to be my mentor, guide or someone to teach me.
Honestly, I felt lost, scared and with a lot of uncertainties that many times I didn't solve because I didn't have anyone to talk to. I learned a lot but I felt alone and full of fears. I didn't feel confident in myself 👾
Until then, I didn't know what it was to have a mentor or what it could be. I didn't know of their existence. Until one day I changed my job, my place and also my tasks. I started my way as a developer. And the first day I was assigned someone to accompany me during my process as a trainee.
I don't think a mentor is a teacher or a friend. It is that person who may even work with you in the future. A colleague. A team worker, maybe.
Finding a good mentor early on the learning process can help build confidence. In ourselves but also in our professional future.
🌟 A mentor is not only someone who accompanies us on our professional or learning path. In addition to helping us avoid getting stuck technically and helping us to go step by step following the procedures, it is also someone who is interested in helping beginners move forward.
🌟 Some of us, worried about our future, ask our mentors how much we are going to earn. If we have possibilities to travel and even live abroad. With our insecurities, we also worry if we are going to be able to keep up with the rest of the people working on the same technologies.
🌟 I was lucky to meet someone very good and genius, and I dedicate this post to him. Hopefully everyone can find someone to be a guidance in this long way.
Mentoring builds confidence, both individually and as a group. It is a light in the darkness of the road, especially in unbalanced and hostile environments such as the technology sector.
🌟 I wish we were all mentors and help those who are starting out in this world. The word mentor always reminds me of this phrase that accompanies me every day:
Tell me, would you like to be a mentor?