Can One Combine Networking for a Job with Mentoring?

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KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
Entrepreneur, United States

Can One Combine Networking for a Job with Mentoring?

Can one approach an individual and ask this person to mentor you, within an organization that you hope to be employed with?

  Michael D. Moore
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Combining Networking for a Job with Mentoring

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 potential mentor can be convinced that mentoring is not directly related to making an impression in order to get hired... It might work.

  KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Networking and Mentoring

Being honest and telling the mentor of your aspirations with respect to their company is appropriate, based on the definitions of mentoring included above.
Perhaps the person who is employed with the company the mentee wishes to work for, can provide information that would be "helpful in facilitation of learning towards long term goals," as stated in the introduction of this page.
Ultimately this may or may not include employment with their company. Katie.

  Michael D. Moore
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Networking & Mentoring

Katie - you are right on point with the honesty of the motive. As long as the mentor feels the mentee is credible with t...

  KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Networking and Mentoring

The mentor may share their observations on the mentees strengths, while honestly suggesting areas that could be improved...

  Sandip Pandya, United States
 

Combining Networking with Mentoring

If one reviews the definition of 'mentoring', it points to the relationship between mentor and mentee to be outside the ...

  KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Combining Networking with Mentoring

Hello Sandip, Your inclusion of the definition of the mentor and mentee relationship being "outside the subordinate-man...

  Sandip Pandya, United States
 

Combining Networking with Mentoring

I agree with this view-point. That is one of the landscapes on the carpet. In another view, if the department head is o...

  KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Combining Networking with Mentoring

In other words, the best fit for the mentee can be determined by being mentored by those in other departments? The mente...

  Sandip Pandya, United States
 

Combining Networking with Mentoring

Yes and no. Any mentor can identify strength and weaknesses of mentee. However, in the growth stage of the career, the r...

  Michael D. Moore
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Combine Networking for a Job with Mentoring

To sandip's point, I agree that a true mentoring realtionship will not usually come from the supervisor. The supervisor-...

  KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Combine Networking for a Job with Mentoring

Sandip, I can see what you are alluding to with your statement regarding the introduction of a mentee to a team, whether...

  Arthur Panton
Consultant, Kenya
 

Combining Networking and Mentoring

A fellow student decided to mentor her boss; he misunderstood at first and agreed to mentor her. She took him out to lun...

  KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Mentoring with Employee of Organization of Interest Produces Various Outcomes

There can be multiple benefits with approaching an individual you admire who works for an organization you consider for ...

 

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