Mentorship can help you gain a new perspective on how to continue your professional growth. When it comes to veterans, their skills learned in the military can be a natural fit for many civilian careers – the difficulty comes in learning how to apply them. It’s here where mentorship can make a profound impact. Veteran mentors are a valuable resource: they built successful careers while understanding the pitfalls that come with a military-to-civilian transition.

However, it’s not enough to just find a mentor.

In our recent #VeteransChat, veteran business leaders and experts shared their experiences on Twitter. See some of their responses as we asked how veterans – no matter where they are in their careers – can build a successful mentor-mentee relationship.

We Asked: In your professional opinion, how important is it to have a mentor in your civilian career?

We Asked: What are some common mistakes mentees make?

We Asked: Where do you think the biggest blind spots are when it comes to veterans transitioning or changing civilian careers?

We Asked: What advice do you have for veterans who are starting or changing their career?

We Asked: How can a mentee make the most of their relationship with a mentor?

We Asked: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?

We Asked: Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently as you started your civilian career?

We Asked: What advice do you have about setting your career goals?

This is just a sample of what our participants shared; visit the #VeteransChat feed on Twitter to view the whole conversation. Interested in getting your career off the ground with AT&T? Visit the link below to see what resources we have for veterans.

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