Good mentors can help you succeed in your public service career. Beware of the bad mentors who use mentoring to advance his or her career at the expense of the mentee’s career. In this article, I help you spot and avoid the Sith Mentor.
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Learn how to make the most out of a mentorship relationship, whether you are a mentor or a menthe.
Mentorship. The word is gaining a lot of traction in the public sector and is clearly a buzzword in 2017. But despite all the buzz, a lot of confusion surrounds what a mentor actually does. So what makes a great mentor? What attributes come together in a person so they can become a true advisor… Read more »
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In today’s column, we’re answering this question: How do you ask someone to be your mentor?
Marissa Marquez, Assistant City Attorney at City of Houston’s Office of Inspector General, was a participant in this year’s GovLoop Mentorship Program cohort. As we finished up the 2015 program, Marquez recounted how her mentor, John Sim, an Assistant Director in the Justice Management Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, helped her rethink her… Read more »
Here are some of the lessons I learned on my path into federal employment — and some of these lessons likely transcend career fields.
Ever see an awesome lady or gent in your field and think, “Dang, how does she do it?! That person is totally cool and I want to be more like that.” My bet is that you have had this professional envy at least once (I basically have it once a day, if we’re being honest)… Read more »
If you’re a professional woman working in government, I will bet big money that you have been told at least once that you should find yourself a mentor. It’s inevitably the go-to advice that I hear passed around when someone is facing career challenges or indecision. Honestly, it’s not bad advice. Here at GovLoop, we… Read more »