What does it take to be a good mentor? Related: Mentoring Vs Managing: Does It Have To Be One Or The Other? Mentoring is the development of a relationship, a partnership between two individuals where one more experienced person guides the less experienced person, developing and strengthening their abilities. The participants in the relationship, the subject matter and where the process occurs will vary. However, the common denominators in what makes a good mentor will always include the following:
Recently, LinkedIn published a series of blog posts titled “Best advice." For me, the best advice I've received has been in a professional context. It was also inspiring in my personal life. I have been fortunate to have worked with terrific mentors. They have come in the form of managers, clients, and co-workers. And each one of them has given me a precious life lesson in addition to offering professional guidance and helping me hone work-related skills. Related: To Find A Mentor, You Must Be A Student If you haven’t found a mentor yet, find one. If you have one, I would love to hear what you learned, and add it to the list below:
Going through stacks of papers, asking for recommendations and avoiding inquiries from nosy friends; is this freshman year all over again or the start of your job search? It turns out the two have more in common than you might initially believe. While freshman year might not have been for everyone, the first year of college is the perfect training ground for any job seeker.