Quality mentorship can deliver long-lasting benefits, whether you’re in the early, mid-level or advanced stage of your career. At VA, we encourage the continual development of our employees to ensure our Veterans receive the highest quality of care possible.
Mentors help sharpen your skills, expand your professional network, unlock potential opportunities and much more. The key is to find someone who best suits your current career needs. Make sure you feel comfortable and compatible with your potential mentor, and work together to structure your engagement – scheduling time to communicate regularly and setting clear goals.
As your career evolves, the type of mentor you need may change as well. Don’t be afraid to pursue new mentorship relationships. Focus on learning the ropes and laying the foundation for your professional future in the early stages of your career and, as you progress, shift your attention to cultivating people skills and building strong relationships. Remember, mentors aren’t always older, late-career executives – sometimes, mutual mentorship with a peer can be most beneficial. And as you gain more experience, consider sharing your knowledge and insight by becoming a mentor for others.
No matter where you are in your career, you’ll discover first-class mentoring resources to maximize your potential at VA. Combined with competitive benefits, numerous education and training programs, innovative technology and groundbreaking research opportunities, you’ll have all you need to excel beyond your goals. Discover how far your talent can go, as you help bring hope and healing to our nation’s Veterans. Explore our available positions and apply today.