They say it's lonely at the top, but for many professionals it may also be lonely on the way there, according to a new survey.

Fifty-eight percent of chief financial officers in a recent poll by staffing firm Accountemps said they have never had a mentor, either formally or informally. Among executives who worked with mentors during their careers, more than one-third (35 percent) said that the single greatest benefit was having a confidant and advisor.

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