Job search and career development can be daunting processes. Sometimes you feel like your options are limited; other times you feel overwhelmed by numerous possibilities. The journey can be lonely and isolating without some practical assistance and emotional support from someone who has “been there, done that.”
Finding a mentor who can empathize with your experience and help you navigate some of these career challenges can be very affirming. It can be particularly helpful to current students and recent graduates who are new to the profession, as well as individuals from various equity-seeking groups experiencing different employment barriers (e.g. people of colour, people with disabilities, women, individuals from the LGBTT2SQQIA community, newcomers to Canada).