Here’s Why Every Millennial Needs a Mentor in the Tech Industry

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Millennials are often unfairly given a bad rap for doing things that other generations also do on a regular basis. They’re easy targets and older professionals like to give them a hard time. So, this article isn’t meant to be a hit piece on millennials. Rather, it’s meant to expose something that’s true: Every millennial who has aspirations of being successful in the tech space needs an older mentor.

The Case for Mentorship in the Tech Industry

Finding a mentor isn’t as easy as simply publishing a Facebook post and asking people to surround you with support. It could work but it’s highly unlikely. You’re going to have to put in some work and actively seek out the right person. But when you find that person, you’ll enjoy all of the wonderful benefits a good mentor can provide, including:

1.    Maximization of Strengths
2.    Safe Zone for Thoughts
3.    Access to Contacts
4.    Diversity of Thought

Mentorship Isn’t a Sign of Weakness

One of the most unfortunate ideas that continues to be propagated in the professional world is that mentorship is a sign of weakness. A certain faction of people like to say that aligning yourself with a mentor is a sign that you don’t know everything and that it’s an inadvertent admission of your limitations.

Well, guess what – it is! You don’t know everything and you do have limitations. The goal of finding a mentor is to help you overcome these deficiencies and become more successful.

As a millennial in the tech industry, make it a point to find a mentor who can encourage you and help you grow.

Courtesy: computer.org
Anup Majumder
Lecturer
Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Daffodil International University
102, Sukrabad, Mirpur Rd, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh

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Re: Here’s Why Every Millennial Needs a Mentor in the Tech Industry
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 02:55:27 PM »
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Re: Here’s Why Every Millennial Needs a Mentor in the Tech Industry
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 12:26:35 PM »
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Here’s Why Every Millennial Needs a Mentor in the Tech Industry
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 02:44:40 PM »
Informative post. Thanks
Mr. Rafi Al Mahmud
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Department of Development Studies
Daffodil International University