Why do we all need a career mentor? What do they do? And what does that relationship look like?
Dr Helen Cripps from Edith Cowan University joins the team to talk about career mentoring.
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Here are some key take-outs:
- Career mentoring can focus on a particular role or profession, or it can cut across your whole career.
- Mentoring should be structure; be active, not passive. Have goals. Ask questions.
- When you’re selecting your mentor, reflect first on what you need. What are your gaps?
- It has to be a two-way relationship. Look at how you can give back to each other.
- Celebrate your mentor’s successes. Be interested in their path as well. Make sure your mentor feels valued.
- It’s a good idea to have a network of mentors.
- Be thankful for your mentor’s time.
On My Desk
- Sarah recommended the article ‘Your Career Needs Many Mentors, Not Just One’ by Dorie Clark.
- Nic recommended empowering your clients by asking them to review how they’re going in a questionnaire. He’s asking his clients 10 questions about their media engagement.
- Helen recommended the NPR Hidden Brain podcast, Note to Self, and Download this Show.
- And James recommended the BBC Radio 4 Profile podcast episode about Spotify founder Daniel Ek.
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