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How can you give back to your community through mentoring?

Mentoring is one of the most valuable ways that you can have an impact in your community. By volunteering as a mentor, you can create meaningful relationships by sharing your story and experiences.
8 Nov 2022

Here are some of the ways that you can give support to those looking for mentorship:

Furthering careers

Writing / improving your CV
● Do you have experience positioning your CV to specific areas of interest or job roles?
Completing a job application
● Could you offer advice for getting the most out of standardised questions on job applications
or completing digital tests?
Practising interview skills
● Could you offer short sessions to help candidates with how to answer interview questions - for
example using the STAR technique?

Settling into an industry

Researching careers
● Speaking to a mentor can be very beneficial to understand the rate of progression and typical
responsibilities of different job roles
Applying for further study
● Applying for further study is a big decision and can often come with costs, so speaking to a
mentor prior to signing up can help a mentee to assess whether it’s right for them
Visits to your workplace / finding out about working cultures in organisations
● For mentees who might be new to working, finding out about different cultures helps them to
make informed decisions about the type of organisation they might want to work at

Sharing experience / personal development
Confidence building
● Mentees could feel nervous about entering a new industry or job role, can you offer
reassurance and help to build their confidence?
Setting development goals
● Mentors can help to set valuable development goals, and to make a plan to achieve them
Time management
● Improving soft skills such as time management are crucial for success in any industry - do you
have any tips for project delivery and deadline management?


Other Useful Links:

Code of Conduct for Mentee and Mentors

Best Practice Guide for Mentors

A Guide for Mentees: How Mentoring can help you

Goal Setting for Mentees

How to be a Mentor

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