Behind every person who has attained success in its field, a mentor has helped him/her to get there. Auditor and coder Sundae Yomes have much to thank her mentor, Claudia Kernaghan. She believes that her career in the health sector would have nosedived if Michelle wasn’t there for her.

‘I was serving in the medical industry for years as a medical biller and was asked if I could transfer myself into coding, an opportunity which I didn’t want to miss. But, I lacked experience, Sundae stated. ‘I knew I was the right person for the job and I knew my instincts that I’ll make one heck of a coder, and fortunately, Claudia took me under her command and guided me at every step.

It was due to her mentorship and guidance that I was able to attain my first credential for coding.’

Today, Sundae is working as a president of the AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders) in Las Vegas and assists other workers with passion and dedication.

‘I often tell the people that it’s important to interact more with the people and find out that one person with whom you’re comfortable working with. Develop a strong bond and work as a team.’ Sundae said. ‘You need to have your utmost faith in your mentor and understand that whatever they are doing, they will help you out in the best possible manner.’

Maintaining and searching for a mentoring relationship is essential for women belonging to all walks of life. More men in comparison to the women say that they communicate with their senior peers at least twice a week – which at times pushes the women at lower levels in the organizations they work in, as per the research conducted by Mckinsey and Lean In.

Today, I will be sharing some of the best bits of advice which industry experts have shared with me over the years for locating the best workplace partner.

1) Root out for someone with
five or ten years more on the field

Famous executive coach and psychologist Kate Snowise asks her clients to reach out for more having more experience than them in the same careers. This would enable them to learn and understand their involvement in the same industry.

Once you are done looking out for your mentors, inquire them if they could spare an hour and get to know how they ended up in the same field and how effectively they have been working over these years.

‘Majority of the people are impressed by this act, and in the middle of a busy world where people are striving to achieve something, it is great to be appreciated by someone who adores your passion for work and how you have carried yourself and achieved results.’ Snowise stated.

2) Think you’re creating your
board of directors

If your office is not offering a mentorship program, don’t worry. Search for a mentor in the same way as if you are pretending to be looking up for probable investors in your career in the future.

Poswolsky states that he motivates millennials to make their board of directors consisting of three or four of their favorite mentors for which they can reach out for help and personal and professional advice.

It is essential to look out for people who are working in the same industry as yours, have more experience than you, whose leadership and personal qualities you love the most. The mentors you have should be the ones who are interested in helping you out in the best possible manner.

3) Your mentor gets advantage
from this as well

At times, you may think that your relationship with your mentor is one-sided, and with your searching for a higher jump and looking out for benefits and your mentor evading on precious time, but this is not the situation entirely. Reaching out and extending help to others is an excellent way to mentor someone.

By learning all of this, you can reverse back
your suggestions and mentorship to your workmates, both junior and senior.