You’ve found an informal mentor and set up your first meeting with him or her. These four strategies can help you effectively communicate and build a strong relationship with your mentor.
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An informal mentor can be a great career development resource, whether you are trying to manage work/life balance, navigate career decisions, or develop new skills.
When speaking to a group last week, I was asked to share the best advice that I’ve received from mentors. Here is what I shared . . . Focus on asking the right question instead of having the right answer. A mentor told me this very early on in my career and it has stuckRead… Read more »
Just like a good fairy tale, a mentoring relationship should have a happy ending. Each mentoring relationship is different and has its own dynamics. Nevertheless, there are certain things you should think about when you are starting a relationship with a mentor. Just like any other relationship, these partnerships require love and caring to growRead… Read more »
For every Luke Skywalker there is an Obi-Wan Kenobi (or Yoda) and for every Justin Bieber there is an Usher. These pairs each shared a mentor-mentee relationship. Without this special bond, neither party would have achieved the accomplishments (I use the term accomplishments loosely for our latter mentee subject) they are so well known forRead… Read more »
Do you remember your first job and how you were able to thrive in the new role at work? Your drive, initiative and passion for doing great things kicked started your career. In addition, your ability to reduce the “workload learning curve” may have been the result of the support of a co-worker, team leaderRead… Read more »
A few weeks ago, GovLoop hosted a Career Energizer event. The program featured an awesome husband-wife duo: Larry Chloupek is an award-winning mentor at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He’s also the first person to complete the Boston Marathon on crutches (and break a world record in the process!). Jennifer Chloupek is an Executive Coach atRead… Read more »
Let’s make a bet. If you are at your same job 10 years from now, I’ll give you $10, but if you have switched jobs, you have to give me $5. Sound like a fair bet? It’s not. On average, people are now switching jobs every 5 years and for the newest generations in theRead… Read more »
I am pleased to announce the final mentor pairings in GovLoop’s 2014 Mentor Program. What began with 500 applications for this year’s cohort was narrowed to 70 Finalists through a competitive selections process. The pairings shown below represent just over 40 pairings that are the result of proactive mentees reaching out and establishing a matchRead… Read more »
How do you find that person who will give you a hand in your career? These mentorship tips will help. Have you ever wished you had a career guidebook? Something to help navigate the tricky byways and translate signposts? No matter which stage of your career you’re at a mentor act as a guide, offeringRead… Read more »