The Mentee

Mentor's role

Before becoming a mentor, here are a few things to understand about the role of mentoring. As a mentor, your primary role is to provide guidance and support to your mentee based on his or her unique developmental needs. At different points in the relationship, you will take on some or all of the following roles:

1)    Coach/Advisor

Give       advice and guidance, share ideas, and provide feedbackShare information on "unwritten       rules for success" within environment/organization

2)    Source of Encouragement/Support

Act       as sounding board for ideas/concerns about career choices; provide       insights into possible opportunities

 

3)    Resource Person

Identify       resources to help mentee enhance personal development and career growthExpand the mentee's network of contacts

4)    Champion

Serve       as advocate for mentee whenever opportunity presents itselfSeek       opportunities for increased visibility for mentee

 

5)    Devil's Advocate

When       appropriate, play devil's advocate to help mentee think through       important decisions and strategies

The benefits to be a Mentor

Mentoring relationships are a  shared opportunity for learning and growth. Many mentors say that the rewards they gain are as  substantial as those for their mentees, and that mentoring has enabled them to:

  • Have  fun,
  • Achieve personal growth and learn more about yourself,
  • Improve your self-esteem and feel your are making a difference,
  • Gain  a better understanding of other cultures and develop a greater appreciation  for diversity,
  • Feel  more productive and have a better attitude,
  • Enhance your relationships
  • Helps mentee learn to take better control of his or her career

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

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