How has a SkillPal mentor impacted your professional life?

How has a SkillPal mentor impacted your professional life?

I am an IT professional. At the very beginning stage of my career, I was a kind of clueless person. When I handled a serious project, I failed many times. But at a certain stage, I got my mentor. That person helped me a lot and I grew up slowly. Yes, mentorship is important! People who used to less confident and have potentiality must have a mentor. SkillPal is a new brand who onboarded many professional mentors and coaches who may help to grow. The young professionals must come to SkillPal to get personalized mentorship.

If you want a mentor you must have sure that the person had overcome hard struggle and rough situations in his or her life. This kind of mentors is found only in SkillPal and nowhere else. A person who mentors you must qualify many tough conditions which gave solid experiences. Not everyone like that. A mentor is one within thousands. A SkillPal mentor has robust knowledge and experience to share with the mentee. That is why mentors are not plentiful.

Benefits of Mentoring for the Mentee who comes to SkillPal:

• Gains sharper focus on what is needed to grow professionally

• Furthers development as a professional in a higher-level position

• Gains capacity to translate values and strategies into productive actions

• Complements ongoing formal study and/or training and development activities

• Gains career development opportunities

• Gets assistance with ideas and honest feedback

• Demonstrates strengths and explores potential

• Increases career networks and receives greater agency exposure

• Improves ability to express expectations, goals, and concerns

• Receives knowledge of organizational culture

Many mentoring relationships happen naturally. Oftentimes, there’s never a formal “We’re in a mentoring relationship!” exchange. Trust is established, and a bond forms. From navigating the college application process to learning new ways to apply a skill in a sport, both the mentor and the mentee collaborate in ways that enhance their lives. A goal for the mentee is to teach them how to trust themselves when making decisions. Good people know what to do but often allow their instincts to be suppressed by overthinking. A good mentor helps a mentee to make decisions that help them reach their goals. A great mentor builds mentees confidence in a way that less instruction or assurance is needed from others. A goal for me is when the mentor/mentee relationship transitions into a partnership. I end up learning a lot from them equally which keeps me relevant. For a personalized mentorship, SkillPal is the best option.

Out of informal mentoring relationships, there are many organizations that offer a structured form of mentoring in which they pair up a mentee with a mentor and are given certain guidelines in which to follow. Examples include monthly contact (face to face, social media, phone, etc.), attending organizational events, and attending a mentoring orientation prior to the start of the mentoring relationship and continuing workshops throughout the relationship. Important skills and knowledge are passed on from a SkillPal mentor to mentee. Actually, SkillPal mentors help you cross that bridge between knowing and doing by passing on their skills and knowledge that they have acquired throughout the years. Although there might be generation gaps, background differences or diversity, this is exactly what mentors are supposed to bring to the table to give mentees insights into various situations and scenarios. Mentors pass on what they have learned and in turn mentees can learn from their mistakes and experiences.

SkillPal Mentoring relationships seem to be most successful when both parties are willing to engage in reflection on the purpose of the mentoring program, the mentoring relationship itself, and whether or not progress is being towards the goals laid out at the beginning of the relationship. No matter what the structure of the reflective process, it can be an essential element in successful mentoring relationships. Personal and professional growth or other changes are likely occurring as the mentoring signs of progress and these changes will impact what participants may want or need from the relationship. Therefore, it is important for mentors and mentees to take time to reflect upon their relationship and the extent to which it is flourishing, or perhaps what can be done to remove obstacles. Those involved in mentoring partnerships should also reflect upon the degree to which goals are being met. There is strong evidence that successful partnerships keep their eye on the goal and the degree to which progress is being made.

Consider the needs of mentors. Building a solid base of mentors can be a challenge. It is important to understand the positive and negative factors that impact mentor participation. Once you have identified them, look for creative ways to reinforce positive drivers and lower the hurdles of negative ones throughout the mentoring process. For example, mentors are often busy people with limited time to spend. How can you help mentors be more efficient with the time they have to dedicate to mentoring? Also, consider recognition and reward strategies. Formally recognizing mentor involvement can be very motivating and help attract additional mentors to the program. A mentor of SkillPal can help you advance within your field and connect you with opportunities that you might not have otherwise had access to. They do this by sharing their knowledge, helping you identify opportunities in your path, and potentially opening doors for you when the time comes.

I completed 10th from The Scottish Church Collegiate School. I got certified from NIIT in the track BSIM. Completed MBA from ICFAI University.