HRM 300 Week 4 Quiz

HRM 300 Week 4 Quiz

Mentoring is so incredibly important in more than one area. Academic mentors, professional mentors, and personal mentors are all examples of areas where a mentor can be useful. Generally, people need assistance in learning new things such as a new career or job position, in college with new classes or difficult classes, or even in personal lives with hobbies or certain activities. Mentoring is a way to show you that there is someone that cares about you and your success. Mentoring helps to ensure that you do not feel alone when you are dealing with difficulty in either academic studies or while learning something new in your career path. It is important for a person to have someone they can call on when you don’t know what the right move is.

As a mentee, I have benefited from the knowledge and experience of my superiors in both my professional life and my personal life. I have been afforded the opportunity to have someone care about my development within the company that I work for. I have also been afforded the opportunity to be a mentor to junior employees as well. This is such a gratifying experience because I can use the motivation, experience, and wisdom that I have to empower someone else. I can be the one that helps them make a difference and grow in their career. One important aspect of mentorship is being open about your own experiences so that others can use them as a learning experience. This is great for the company as well; their employee should have increased job performance and retention as a result.

As a Manager within the US Postal Service I have had my fair share of hasty decisions, unknown situations, and violent employees. I would not have known how to handle any of these situations correctly without my personal mentor. Even though I have a general idea of what to do it boosts my confidence in the decision-making process when I have my mentor in agreement or guiding me somewhere else with my decision. After years in my position it was inevitable that I too would become a mentor for other junior supervisors. My younger brother has actually followed in my foot steps and become a supervisor within the Post Office as well. I have been his mentor along the way, guiding him in the right direction, assisting him with any questions he may have, and ensuring that his progression does not stop. As a result, he has turned into an excellent supervisor and his motivation to continue is unmatched.