To be successful your career, especially when it comes to landing a first job, it is highly suggested that you find a mentor that you can look to for guidance and support.
Countless new entrepreneurs and young sales people underestimate the value of a mentorship. A mentor offers you valuable advice and wisdom about everything from negotiating a salary , to when it is time to leave a company, and it is key to learn from others so you can avoid making mistakes that are easily avoidable. The below thought are a big reason why Inside Sales Bootcamp, puts such an emphasis into why having a a network you can trust and strong mentorship is key to accelerating your career:
A mentor will keep you from making mistakes that you otherwise would have not been able to avoid. There are only two concrete ways to gain wisdom in in work: making mistakes or learning from the mistakes made by others. But here’s the thing, you only have a limited amount of time in your career to become successful, a mentor has probably already made all the mistakes you could learn from, so take advantage of this wisdom and limit your mistakes.
If you want to be successful, you need to learn to swallow the truth. A mentor’s primary objective is to help you succeed so unlike your friends and family members, they will not dust things under the rug just to spare your feelings. This will not be easy for your ego but ultimately, you will learn the importance of knowing the truth to reach your destination. Brutal honestly always isn’t fun, but it is key to having a network of people you can go to for advice that won’t be sugar coated.
A mentor will be there to encourage you when you are feeling low.It is true that you can also seek encouragement from your friends, family and colleagues but it is unlikely they will have as much insight and understanding as mentors that have worked in a similar field. If you are in a sales role and are unable to achieve your targets, find a sales mentor that train and work with you to hit your targets. A good mentor will motivate you and encourage you to do your best. In addition, they will give you advice on how to boost your sales and may even help you get a better sales job somewhere else.
When you look for mentors, try and find people with a diverse background. The main reason Inside Sales Bootcamp has mentors from sale, tech, and startups, is that sales is just an avenue to get into tech, and it is important to have different perspectives. By diverse background, make sure you are working with people from all different demographics and industries, it will help give you a more well rounded network to lean on and there is a good chance that your business problems will come from all different areas of a business.
Finding a great mentor is key to accelerating your sales career. Remember to thank your mentors for their time, and look forward ways you can help mentor others and give back once you get more established in your career.