By Xandria A.

Jobs& Hire, March 22, 2016 —

SAN FRANCISCO – MARCH 19: A ‘now hiring’ sign is posted on a table during the Recruit Military Career Fair March 19, 2009 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of military veterans attended the career fair that was open only to veterans. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The diversity of jobs and mentorship vary but it is important to note the different tips that can help you land the career sponsor that you always needed to climb the ladder to corporate success.


It is given that finding a job is easier said than done these days and owing to that scenario, many have lost the joy of finding a job that befits their skills and talents. Although you have the right mentor and the right guidance, nothing seems to be change. The main rationale for the stagnant career is the assurance that only a career sponsor can provide.

In a post from Black Enterprise, it mentioned the significance of career sponsorship. The post said, “While mentors will help guide you along your career journey, sponsors are actually individuals who will advocate for you to get that new position, promotion, or dream assignment when you’re not in the room.”

A truthful rationale for those that have toiled and labored and yet the outcome remains. To prove the latter, Fast Company also reported that employees that have sponsors behind their backs are 23 percent more likely to move up in their career than those without sponsors.

Even AT&T’s Chief Diversity Officer Cynthia Marshall stated during a panel at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit, “A sponsor is an advocate. Someone who is willing to actually put his or her professional representation on the line to advocate for you.”

You can begin by determining and identifying potential sponsors that you could approach and seek assistance while at the same time show them that you are an asset to them. Another thing that you can do to gain sponsorship is establishing relationships with the potential sponsor’s principal channel of communication, which could probably be the assistant or the secretary. Thirdly, you are required to send a personal note to the potential sponsor so that you can prove to them your desire to maintain the relationship and at the same time showcase your commitment to growth and personal advancement.

The truth of the matter, even though you posses the right skills and talents, it is vital to have sponsorship to support your endeavors, and with the tips mentioned above, you now have the key to move out of mediocrity and join those that have ventured for growth and corporate victory.