The Power of Mentoring as a Career Development Tool: Part II

Continuing on from our initial post on the power of mentoring as a career tool here are a few helpful hints on some of the qualities you should look for when choosing a mentor and secondly the steps you need to take to arrange the mentor/ mentee relationship. Enjoy!   Look for the Following Qualities in a Mentor!   Choose someone that you admire Someone who works outside your immediate work circle Someone who works in another area of your organization Someone who has had a career path similar to your goal Consider possibly having multiple mentors Knowledgeable in their…

The Power of Mentoring as a Career Development Tool

The Power of Mentoring as a career development tool is immense for the mentee, mentor and organizations alike as it is growing in popularity in a variety of settings. Here is a summary of the questions and highlights from my recent talk entitled “Mentorship Out of the Box” at the Calgary Public Library on January 20, 2012   What is Mentor ship? Mentor ship has always been looked upon as a relationship between someone with a great deal of experience and someone of less experience who wanted to follow on a similar path to their older more experienced mentor. Eric…