Let other people’s triumphs (and mistakes) help you build your own career and let others who have 'been there done that' give you the benefit of their personal perspective through mentoring. You may need help on how to go about finding a job from someone who works in your field; careers advice from someone who’s actually doing the job you aspire to, or maybe you have a business idea you just can't seem to get off the ground. There are lots of people here who could help.

Or maybe you’re experiencing stress or bullying at work; want to work abroad; are struggling with work/life balance or are going through redundancy? There are many people here who will have been in your shoes and are here to help. Our online mentors offer coaching and mentoring for all aspects of work related advice and support.

You can search for mentors on the following topics on horsesmouth. The list will be expanding over time and the number of mentors on each topic will be increasing. If you can't find a mentor on the topic you're interested in, try a related topic or send out a call for help.

Knowing which career matches your talents and your goals is never easy and understanding what it's actually like to work in a particular industry is harder still. Talking to someone with first hand insider knowledge of specific jobs and careers is the next best thing to a work placement. Find someone here who can guide you. Our community is growing all the time.

Scary, exciting and a decision which will change your life - make sure it's for the better by talking through a career change with those who have done it before.

If you feel like you can’t get a job in the field you want, or just that youre doing something wrong in your job hunting, find someone here who's had a similar experience or who knows - perhaps because they're an employer - what personal and presentational skills will make you stand out in the crowd.

This is one of the biggest and busiest sections of horsesmouth so if you're thinking of starting a business, struggling with it or just want to bounce your ideas off someone who's been there and done that, this is the place for you.  

Whether it’s dealing with bullying at work, a difficult work relationship, or problems with your boss – good people management skills and knowing how to manage challenging situations are vital tools in the workplace. Find people here who have come out smiling one way or another.

Perhaps it’s your working hours, working conditions, or your lack of promotion - if you feel you’re not being treated fairly in the workplace you may need to take formal professional advice. If you'd just like to talk to someone about it who's been through similar things or who may give you a general 'employers' perspective, then you're in the right place.

Life and work - remember that you work to live, not the other way around. If you need help balancing work and family; with your retirement planning or making a big life change, find someone here to talk to who's been there before.

Work - Featured Mentors

Browse these mentor profiles to find some who are relevant to you.

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Work - Published Stories

Here are some personal stories published by individual mentors. Browse here for some that are relevant or inspirational for you.

“Starting university life (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)”

University is considered to be some of the best years of your life; endless parties, friendships created for life and a newfound freedom of being an independent adult. However, starting a new university can be daunting and nerve wracking, whether its...

“Setting goals”

For the past 5 years I have been setting goals for myself. I write down from the very tiniest goals to the long term big goals. I sit and categorise them, make sense of them and make sure I set realistic deadlines for myself.
I work hard to accompl...

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Work - Mentor shout outs

Back after years offline!!

"So last time I was mentoring was many moons ago as a student, I am now hoping to get back to online mentoring but with many more experiences and areas of knowledge that I can help and advise on! Experience and areas of knowledge still include studen..."

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"People don't care what you think, until they think that you care..."

What is online mentoring?

If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!

Can't find the right mentor? Just send a request!

If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.

Other users say...


I am very lucky to have found your website. Recently I wrote about a problem which I face very often.... There were 10 responses from 10 mentors. They have really explained to me and made me understand that I do not have any problem. Your services are wonderful and I am very much thankful to all of you.

I have been mentoring on HM for 18 months. I really enjoy it & hopefully I am helping other people. Recently I posted my my first 'request for a mentor'. I have been completely bowled over by the response. So many people taking their time & making the effort to offer constructive advice in a friendly polite manner. For me it completely validates the intent behind HM. It reminds me how many good, helpful people there are out there. Thanks for providing such a great service.
'I called out for mentor assistance a week or so ago.

I have been inundated with unbelievably helpful replies, and now have a toolkit to draw on to start turning around behaviours and mind-sets that have been detrimental in my life.

I just want to thank Horsesmouth and all the amazing people who reached out to me.  Each and every one of you has given me something to think about, and some have given me heaps of material with which to start working.  Now I need to do the work! Thank you so much!' 

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