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Can I mentor co-workers if I’m not well established in my career?

Johnny C. Taylor Jr.

Johnny C. Taylor Jr. tackles your human resources questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society and author of “Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval.”

The questions are submitted by readers, and Taylor’s answers below have been edited for length and clarity.

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Question: My company is rolling out a new mentorship program. I was approached to participate as a mentor. However, I don’t feel established in my career and don’t know if I would offer much guidance to employees. Should I still consider participating in the program? – Hakim

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