"If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before."
J Loren Norris
During these times when working from home is the norm in many places, rather than the exception, contact with peers and experts at the job has decreased significantly. But this does not mean that our need for support and collaboration has decreased as well. Having a person we like and respect in our corner to support us can help in making work life easier to manage.
The need for mentorship in our work life
Overall, research shows that although 76% of professionals believe that mentors are important for career growth, around 54% of respondents do not have a mentor.
Now more than ever, contribution, building strong bonds, nurturing, openness, and learning play a great role in the UiPath Community. Robotic process automation (RPA) activity is expanding, companies are hiring, and most RPA professionals think they are in an important, impactful industry. The 2020 State of the RPA Developer Report shows us that nine out of 10 participants say the RPA industry will expand significantly over the next five years, and 70% say their own organization will hire more developers in the next year.![|1x1](upload://wetq1fnzALLIDF4fQJFcNqcDEcT.gif)
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.uipath.com/community/rpa-community-blog/new-uipath-community-mentorship-program