Finding a Good Mentor

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Henry Jones, UK

Finding a Good Mentor

I would like to get some (career) guidance from an experienced mentor. But how can I find a suitable mentor?


Anonymous, Sweden

Steps to find a mentor

Consider these 5 steps to get started. Each step builds on the don't skip any.
1. What do you want to accomplish?
2. (Based on 1) What do you want from a mentor?
3. (Based on 2) What kind of person could be an ideal mentor?
4. (Based on 3) Who could be a good mentor?
5. Ask the mentor (don't scare him/her, take it easy and be nice)

Pat Naicker
Coach, South Africa


Perhaps a mentor will find you! Suitability is a matter of choice based on personal preference and research. It is your decision!

Sandi, USA

A True Mentor is Wise

The best mentors are not identified and pursued but rather realized from a long-term relationship of conversation and wisdom. A mentor can be anyone who allows you the time and thoughtfulness to reflect on your situation. And that can be in any arena of your life - business or personal.

Octavio Sanchez
Abogado, Mexico


I think mentoring is also a matter of personal connection; so, the more suitable you are as a learne... Sign up

Ken Wilson
Coach, United States

Goals and Objectives

You state that you want some career guidance. Identify the career goals and objectives that are most... Sign up

Marissa Crean, United States

Finding a Mentor

What makes a "suitable" mentor? You have to be very specific if you are going to find the most suita... Sign up

Neil Hendriksen
Consultant, United Kingdom

Finding a Mentor

Sometimes that which you seek is right in front of you. A mentor enables you to 'see' but ensures th... Sign up

Manager, India

Why you Want a Mentor?

It is very easy to find a suitable mentor. But before that you have to know why you want mentor. Wha... Sign up

Nicolae Enache
Consultant, Romania

Finding a Mentor

Henry, you don't say if you want to pursue a certain career in a certain organization or if you want... Sign up

Kristina Hoffmann

Guidelines for Finding a Mentor

I am responsible for a mentoring program and we advice our students to look for a person: - With ca... Sign up

Arthur Panton
Consultant, Kenya

What do You Expect of your Mentor?

I am busy with a post graduate business mentoring course at a university in Nairobi. With more than ... Sign up


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