Essay On Career Role Model

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Do we need a career role model? “To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” - Tony Dorsett. (Former Running Back in the National Football League) A role model is someone you aspire to be. Does everyone need a role model? Is a career role model important to progress in your professional life? A career is the period that spans all the working years of our life, but sometimes at work or in a monogamous marriage, you only get one chance to get it right. Do you feel a mentor, guru, guide, trainer or consultant could have helped instead of the career role model? So what is the difference? A mentor is an experienced person in a company or an institution who trains and counsels new employees or students. A guru is an influential teacher or an expert. The coach is the one who teaches you life skills, sports or help you understand corporate scenarios. The guide is one who leads, advice and direct you. Consultant is a term for professionals who provides expert advice. Mentor, guru, guide, trainer, consultant, all are forms of teachers, then why can’t they be our role models? In what way is a career role model different? Role models are those whom we admire for their achievements. They are the one who set the “aspirational” aspects while individuals who help us with the “operational” aspects of our life and work are coaches and guides. For many people, historical figures or freedom fighters or friends tend to
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