The Mentee

Mentee's role

As a  mentee, you are the “gauge” to measure how interactive and how successful a  mentoring connection will be. By acknowledging that the development of your  career can be enhanced through a series of planned experiences, you decide  upon the amount of help and guidance you need.   

You will play many different roles during the course of your mentoring relationship. The following are some important roles for you to keep in mind:

1)      Driver of Relationship

Identify the       skills, knowledge, and/or goals that you want to achieve and communicate       them to your mentorBring up new       topics that are important to you at any point and give feedback to your       mentorAsk for the help       or guidance to achieve your goals.

2)      Development Planner

Develop and       maintain the mentoring action plan and work with your mentor to set up       goals, developmental activities, and time frames

3)      Resource Partner

Work with your       mentor to seek resources for learning; identify people and information       that might be helpful

4)      Teacher

Look for       opportunities to give back to your mentor; share any information that       you think might be valuable

5)      Continuous Learner

Take full       advantage of this opportunity to learn

What a Mentor Does for You

A mentor takes a       long-range view on your growth and development.   A mentor helps you       see the destination but does not give you the detailed map to get there.   A mentor offers       encouragement and cheerleading, but not "how to" advice.

What a Mentor Does Not Do for You

A mentor is not a coach as explained above.        A mentor is       typically not an advocate of yours in the organizational environment:       the relationship is private.    A mentor is not       going to tell you how to do things.   A mentor is not       there to support you on transactional, short-term problems.     A mentor is not a counselor.

The benefits to be a Mentee

The benefits of mentoring are  many, and they'll vary from participant to participant. Here's a short list  of benefits that you would be able to acquire:

  • Increase self-awareness,  self-disciple and self-confidence,
  • Expand your personal network,
  • Get support in the transition to  a new role or location,
  • A sounding board for testing  ideas and plans,
  • Positive and  constructive feedback on professional development areas,
  • Learn on how  to accept feedback in important areas, such as communications, technical  abilities, change management, and leadership skills,
  • Improves your  interpersonal relationship skills

To apply to BC Talents’ mentorship program as  a mentee, feel free to complete this form (Link to  Google form)

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