Finding a good mentor can be one of the most important steps in your career path. Organizations like AASLH have guided mentoring programs to help you out, or you can seek out your own. But how to find and approach the right mentor?

Mannersmith Monthly, a column by etiquette consultant Jodi R.R. Smith, has a great column up about how to find, approach, and secure a career mentor. It’s good advice from start to finish, clearly explained.

While you’re at it, sign up for Jodi’s newsletter. I’ve been following it for a little over ten years now, and have always enjoyed her timely, clear, and thoughtful advice – you can’t underestimate the value of presenting yourself well in business and social situations!