December 5, 2018

Let’s Talk About:

Why Mentorship

If you’re new to your career, you’re probably looking for a way to get experience — and, possibly, a job. If you’re an employer, you’re probably looking for talented entry-level hires. But no matter how many Meetups you go to, or how many recruiting services you use, neither of you seem to find the right fit.

What if it isn’t about finding the right fit? What if it’s about investing in people who could become the right fit —or investing in a job that will help you grow your skills? At Viget, we believe mentorship bridges the gap between jobs in need of talented people, and talented people in need of experience. Mentorship is in our DNA — it’s at the heart of our internship and apprenticeship programs, and it’s a core ingredient to the happiness and success of our full-timers.

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Community Thoughts on Why Mentorship...

  1. 1. What the Best Mentors Do “Most of us have experienced people, such as friends, religious leaders, and family members, who serve as our anchors and guides outside our workplaces. Why can’t we bring this same high level of trust and support inside the workplace?”
  2. 2. The Odyssey’s Millennia-Old Model of Mentorship “[menos] is a Greek word that’s usually translated as ‘heroic strength.’ But really, menos is not just strength of any kind—it is mental strength. And by that, I mean the kind of surge of power you feel in being able to put things into action.”
  3. 3. What Nobody Tells You About Finding Mentors “Very rarely does anyone else help anyone else out for genuinely altruistic reasons. So think about how you can help them out, and let that define how you act and think...having a whiz kid or a protege around is good for business, that’s why they’re doing it.”

We believe the best work happens when talented people trust each other enough to be real and take risks — and we’re looking to grow our team!

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