Now You Can Swipe Right to Find a Mentor on Linkedin
Experience, growth and learning are crucial to anyone's career development, and with its new service, LinkedIn aims to make this even more accessible to its users. The networking platform recently launched a find-a-mentor function called Career Advice, which allows anyone to search for and match with potential mentors. Users can enter what areas they'd like to receive mentorship in, and will be given a list of potential matches to pass or accept. If the interest is mutual, you can begin a conversation — sounds familiar, doesn't it? (Cough, Tinder.)
The service is currently being rolled out to users in San Francisco and Australia, with further expansion on its way. LinkedIn has picked a handful of people to operate as mentors, with this option soon to be available to anyone. Mentors can also filter who they would like to provide advice based on their alma mater, location, or first- to second-degree network.
While the mentor-mentee relationship is one often formed organically — whether out of proximity or connections — we can see this service being incredibly useful for those looking for a career change, if you want some unbiased career advice, or if you're just yet to find a mentor for yourself. And for those industry experts, it's a great way to start giving back and staying relevant. Keep reading to see how you can get started. Happy swiping!