Basics of Mentoring - Part 1 of 2
Every week, we get questions about people's resumes on the discussion boards. Our resume casts are some of the most wanted of all our work. It's pretty obvious that more and more folks are tuned into their own careers, and how to manage them. That's a good thing, as we've said before, because no one else is managing it for you. And, because so few people manage their careers at all, it only takes a little to get a competitive advantage.
We thought we'd address a career management topic that also leverages our recent cast about building your network. We want to discuss the basics of Mentoring.
There's a lot of different aspects of mentoring. In fact, we have a future show scheduled on how to use mentoring as part of an organizational talent management and development and succession planning program. Believe us, we're not big fans of corporate plans..but there is a way to do it that is easy and very powerful. Stay tuned for that cast.
This week (and next), though, it's just the basics. After we talk some big picture stuff, we'll give you some basic guidelines. In our traditional manner, we'll cover 7 simple guidelines:
- Whom Should I Ask?
- How Long Should It Last?
- You Make the Ask
- How Does It Work?
- You Run It
- The First Meeting is Critical - Script It
- Be Ready For Feedback