November 18, 2014
Newcomers Could Benefit from Mentorship Opportunities
A recent article posted on Canadian Immigrant states that though having friends and family in Canada is important, it is also crucial for recent immigrants to build a professional network. The article states, “connecting with industry insiders… [through formal and informal mentorship is] an invaluable asset” to newcomers’ career development and overall settlement. This way, newcomers could learn about industry trends and culture, as well as professional opportunities. In addition, this allows them to meet new people, alleviate any fears and anxieties, develop a sense of belonging, and enjoy living in Canada.
The article points out that it is important to remember the following when pursuing professional networking opportunities:
- Mentors provide career advice and industry insight, not job offers.
- Mentors and mentees must mutually benefit from mentorship.
- Finding the right mentor(s) takes time.
Click here to read the full article.