There are two main types of mentors that you will want to consider. There are mentors that work in your current company as well as mentors that work in your field but not at your current company. There are advantages to each type of mentor. Having an international business mentor at your place of employment can give you someone to talk to about your current position that knows the ins and outs of your current company and can help you navigate through the hierarchy of your company.
An international business mentor that is in your field but is not employed by your current company can be an advantage because it gives you someone that can be open and honest to you in regard to your personal types and your current job situation. If you are not yet employed in the field, an international business mentor can help you network and possibly find a job.
Having an international business mentor is an excellent way to establish a relationship with someone in your field that has experience, knowledge and connections that can help you succeed in the field of international business. A mentor can be an excellent way to show you are serious about succeeding as an international business professional.