Can One Combine Networking for a Job with Mentoring?


 
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Can One Combine Networking for a Job with Mentoring?
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Can one approach an individual and ask this person to mentor you, within an organization that you hope to be employed with?...Sign up
 

 
Combining Networking for a Job with Mentoring
Michael D. Moore, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Tricky proposition. If the request for mentoring with a person in a company you hope to work for appears to manipulative it won't work. If the potenti...Sign up
 

 
Networking and Mentoring
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Being honest and telling the mentor of your aspirations with respect to their company is appropriate, based on the definitions of mentoring included a...Sign up
 

 
Networking & Mentoring
Michael D. Moore, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Katie - you are right on point with the honesty of the motive. As long as the mentor feels the mentee is credible with their desire for "learning', I ...Sign up
 

 
Networking and Mentoring
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
The mentor may share their observations on the mentees strengths, while honestly suggesting areas that could be improved. I agree that the basis for t...Sign up
 

 
Combining Networking with Mentoring
Sandip Pandya
If one reviews the definition of 'mentoring', it points to the relationship between mentor and mentee to be outside the subordinate-manager area
 

 
Combining Networking with Mentoring
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Hello Sandip,
Your inclusion of the definition of the mentor and mentee relationship being "outside the subordinate-manager area," is thou...Sign up
 

 
Combining Networking with Mentoring
Sandip Pandya
I agree with this view-point. That is one of the landscapes on the carpet.
In another view, if the department head is omnipresent personality or ...Sign up
 

 
Combining Networking with Mentoring
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
In other words, the best fit for the mentee can be determined by being mentored by those in other departments? The mentee can contribute to the depart...Sign up
 

 
Combining Networking with Mentoring
Sandip Pandya
Yes and no. Any mentor can identify strength and weaknesses of mentee. However, in the growth stage of the career, the relationship can risk the indiv...Sign up
 

 
Combine Networking for a Job with Mentoring
Michael D. Moore, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
To sandip's point, I agree that a true mentoring realtionship will not usually come from the supervisor. The supervisor-employee relationship is compl...Sign up
 

 
Combine Networking for a Job with Mentoring
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Sandip, I can see what you are alluding to with your statement regarding the introduction of a mentee to a team, whether virtual or in person. There a...Sign up
 

 
Combining Networking and Mentoring
Arthur Panton, Consultant, Kenya, Member
A fellow student decided to mentor her boss; he misunderstood at first and agreed to mentor her. She took him out to lunch and he was so impressed he ...Sign up
 

 
Mentoring with Employee of Organization of Interest Produces Various Outcomes
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
There can be multiple benefits with approaching an individual you admire who works for an organization you consider for employment:
- Gaining ins...Sign up
 

 
 


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