For a first time mentor, the mentor role may feel intimidating. Being a mentor is not about having all the answers or providing a job for your mentee. Being a mentor is about encouraging your mentee to focus on their goals and guiding them through finding their own solutions.
There is no perfect formula for what makes a successful mentoring relationship. If you have mentorship experience, you may notice that sometimes a mentee will need more guidance, personal connection, or examples than another. Be open and allow your mentoring relationship to find the right balance for you and your mentee.
Your role as the mentor is not to provide a job but to support the mentee’s career and job search through advice, teaching, and guidance.
As a mentor you are expected to:
As a mentor you are NOT expected to:
A mentee is not a passive participant in the mentoring relationship. The mentee should expect to play an active role in their learning and their job search.
Your mentee should:
Your mentee should NOT: