Another feature of this
blog is bringing you advice and perspectives from people who mentor, by
answering 3 questions. Here are Linda Fogarty’s responses.
What are mentees looking for? They want
someone to help them believe in themselves, clarify their strengths and passion
and their own professional goals Helping them
understand what their best is and how they can be their best
What 1 piece of advice do you give
every mentee you work with? You need to
fight for yourself. Understand
your professional value and provide that to others.
Why are you interested in mentoring?
satisfying to see mentee growth and development and how they transform
Another feature of this blog is bringing you advice and perspectives from people who mentor, by answering 3 questions. Here are Barbara Rawlins’ responses: What are mentees looking for? · Career guidance · Technical advice · Moral support · Advice on how to negotiate politically-sensitive or controversial situation What 1 piece of advice do you give every mentee you work with? Figure out what they want to do (in the long term) and what steps they can take to get there Why are you interested in mentoring? To support younger colleagues, especially women, to help attain their career goals
Most mentees I work with are pursuing a job – whether it’s getting a
job or moving to a different job and/or company – and one area that mentees don’t
routinely consider is that of a company’s culture. (See resources that describe
“company culture” such as https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-company-culture-2062000.)
Mentees focus on the job under recruitment and on the organization, but they
don’t always take the time to understand the hiring organization’s culture –
and the mentee’s fit in different company cultures. There are many resources on categories of company cultures that provide
job-seekers with ways to assess what categories they would best fit in. And
these can be also used in an interview situation to determine culture. Organizational Culture Types https://www.ocai-online.com/about-the-Organizational-Culture-Assessment-Instrument-OCAI/Organizational-Culture-Types5 Types of Corporate Culture: Which One Is Your
Company? https://blog.enplug.com/corporate-culture9 Types of Org…