Let other people’s triumphs (and mistakes) help you build your own career and let others who have 'been there done that' give you the benefit of their personal perspective through mentoring. You may need help on how to go about finding a job from someone who works in your field; careers advice from someone who’s actually doing the job you aspire to, or maybe you have a business idea you just can't seem to get off the ground. There are lots of people here who could help.
Or maybe you’re experiencing stress or bullying at work; want to work abroad; are struggling with work/life balance or are going through redundancy? There are many people here who will have been in your shoes and are here to help. Our online mentors offer coaching and mentoring for all aspects of work related advice and support.
You can search for mentors on the following topics on horsesmouth. The list will be expanding over time and the number of mentors on each topic will be increasing. If you can't find a mentor on the topic you're interested in, try a related topic or send out a call for help.
Knowing which career matches your talents and your goals is never easy and understanding what it's actually like to work in a particular industry is harder still. Talking to someone with first hand insider knowledge of specific jobs and careers is the next best thing to a work placement. Find someone here who can guide you. Our community is growing all the time.
Scary, exciting and a decision which will change your life - make sure it's for the better by talking through a career change with those who have done it before.
If you feel like you can’t get a job in the field you want, or just that youre doing something wrong in your job hunting, find someone here who's had a similar experience or who knows - perhaps because they're an employer - what personal and presentational skills will make you stand out in the crowd.
This is one of the biggest and busiest sections of horsesmouth so if you're thinking of starting a business, struggling with it or just want to bounce your ideas off someone who's been there and done that, this is the place for you.
Whether it’s dealing with bullying at work, a difficult work relationship, or problems with your boss – good people management skills and knowing how to manage challenging situations are vital tools in the workplace. Find people here who have come out smiling one way or another.
Perhaps it’s your working hours, working conditions, or your lack of promotion - if you feel you’re not being treated fairly in the workplace you may need to take formal professional advice. If you'd just like to talk to someone about it who's been through similar things or who may give you a general 'employers' perspective, then you're in the right place.
Life and work - remember that you work to live, not the other way around. If you need help balancing work and family; with your retirement planning or making a big life change, find someone here to talk to who's been there before.
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I went through a tough time with family at the end of last year. My mind was filled with negative thoughts which affected my own family life and my work as it is a family business. When I look back this has been a build up over a number of years. I...
"Whenever faced with a Catch 22, think laterally and approach neither of the obvious outcomes as they will draw you away from your present achievements...."
If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!
If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.