How to work with a mentor

By Eleanor O'Neill, Student Blog

15 April 2019

Having a mentor to help guide your career can prove to be an invaluable advantage as you strive to achieve your goals. But how does it actually work?

Every mentor/mentee relationship is different but the key components of a successful dynamic remain the same: communication and reciprocation.

Your mentor is there to encourage your strengths, offer their perspective on decisions you have to make, aid with networking and raising your professional profile, and ultimately help you move forward in your career. Most will expect you to be proactive in your own development and you should know what you want to achieve, rather than rely on them to motivate you toward improvement.

If you believe you would benefit from the expertise of a professional role model, follow these five steps to a successful mentor experience.

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Make the most of your mentor


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