Mentorship for Career Growth - the Fundamentals:
❌ Don't underestimate your current network. ✅ Do reach out to your existing contacts, within or outside the organization, for potential mentors
❌ Don't expect your mentor to give you the answers. ✅ Do share your thought process and inputs for your mentor to inspect and refine.
❌ Don't keep your career challenges or worries to yourself. ✅ Do use your mentorship time to have an open conversation around the hurdles and discomforts you are facing and seek guidance.
❌ Don't treat your mentor's guidance as commands. ✅ Do consider their inputs and feedback, yet make your own decision.
❌ Don't limit mentorship to formal settings. ✅ Do consider informal mentorship moments, like a coffee chat with a colleague.
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