You Need These 3 People In Your Career

1. God Father


Who Is He?
A father, mother, colleague, neighbor, friend, brother uncle, aunty, pastor etc.

Duty?
To open doors for you.
Connects you to people that are influential.
Support you to stand on your feet.
Start of your career for you

How to engage with this person?


This person picks you, singles you out. Even if you go to the person on your own, the person will readily and eagerly be obliged to help you.

What is the basis of this relationship?


This person has a natural tendency to help you, like you and favor you.

What does he expect from you?


Nothing. The person just wants to see you happy and settled.

2. Mentor


Who Is He?
A boss, colleague, industry/career/business expert, friend etc

Duty?
To teach you.
To guide you.
Show you strategies and secrets.
Ensure the career journey is easier for you.


How to engage with this person?


You would usually seek a mentor and connect with the mentor.
A formal/informal contract engagement is negotiated or entered

What does he expect from you?


Accountability and feedback on assigned tasks.

3. Sponsor


Who Is He?
A boss, senior colleague, industry influencer

What is the basis of this relationship?


• This person speaks for you at meetings and events.

• This person stands for you to ensure that you get what you deserve and the perks that are available.

How to engage with this person?


This person wants to see your track records and achievements and how these can boost his/her career aspirations as he/she advances your career.

What does he expect from you?

  1. Loyalty
  2. Followership
  3. Honor

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