If you're in need of a helping hand in your career today's the day for you: National Mentoring Day
National Mentoring Day was launched to celebrate mentoring with a key focus on recognising excellence and raising awareness on the significant benefits of mentoring to encourage more people to get involved in mentoring.
Taking place on the 27th October each year, or the first Monday after if it falls on a weekend, the day encourages events to take place throughout the World, including a National Mentoring Day Summit and awards.
The day was founded by Chelsey Baker, an award-winning business mentor to help recognise and celebrate mentoring in all its forms. The key message is to raise awareness of the invaluable and rewarding contribution that mentoring makes which has a huge impact on not only our economy but also our society.
Our aim is to encourage interactive discussions, events, social media activities and facilitate shared vision and synergies for everyone involved in the industry and to showcase the benefits of being a mentor and being mentored.
Whilst CJS isn't really able to offering mentoring we do know all sorts of things about working in the countryside and have a range of suggestions to help you on your way and are very happy to share them with you, use our AskCJS service
CJS might not be able to mentor you but if you're aged between 18 and 30 then hop over to A Focus On Nature who have a wonderful mentoring scheme which lets you choose from over 40 experienced professionals who are keen to help the next generation of nature conservationists. Your mentor may read through your CV, give feedback on your creative portfolio or simply share some of their professional knowledge with you! Find out more.
Keep an eye out for the next CJS Focus due for publication on Monday 19 November and all about 'employability', articles are going to cover a wide range of subjects all intended to help you become the 'perfect' candidate and succeed in your job applications and interviews.