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Networking Tips: How To Find A Mentor

Wouldn’t it be great to have somebody helping you develop your career – somebody whose footsteps you would like to follow in, who is willing to listen to your problems and offer advice? Everyone could benefit from having a mentor, Matthew DeVries says, but how do you find one?

Here’s one tip: Don’t go around asking, “Will you be my mentor?” In today’s video on networking tips, Matthew explains how to find a mentor without even saying the word “mentor.”

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Today’s Guest

Construction Law Attorney Matthew DeVriesConstruction Law Attorney Matthew DeVries
Title: Partner, Burr & Forman
City: Nashville, TN
Law School: University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, VA
College: American University in Washington, D.C.
Other Careers: Matthew blogs at Best Practices Construction Law. He and his wife have 7 children, and he blogs on work-life balance as a lawyer and father at The Same As You.
 

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