A Mentee is involved in career planning, seeking job assistance, shaping career, and succession planning with an eye on sustainability, legacy, realism, structure & expectations and an emphasis on professional career – especially at the entry level.
“Advisor, Teacher, Role Model, Friend”, National Academy of Sciences National Press, Washington DC.
Mentoring partnerships which are successful involve the mentee taking the initiative and driving the initiative. In this type of relationship, the mentee determines the pace, route, and destination. The mentor is then able to of fer insights and counsel that is focused on the mentee's objectives.
Consider the following ten questions:
|Take initiative||Be passive - don't wait for the mentor to initiate interactions|
|Look for opportunities to teach your mentor||Be late, disorganized|
|Be respectful of mentor's time||Stay in the comfort zone|
|Communicate agenda and goals with mentor prior to meeting||Stay in a mentoring relationship when it is no longer helpful|
|Clarify goals and expectations|
|Practice self reflection|
|Support your peers|
|Keep your CV up to date|
Have multiple mentors
|Clarify your values|