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How can Mentoring Help You?

Often, when seeking mentoring, people look for mentors that they find inspiring and want to follow a similar path, but mentors can help with a variety of different skills and challenges.
8 Nov 2022

Here are some of the situations that a mentor could help with:

Furthering careers

Writing / improving your CV
● Mentors will have experience of tailoring their CV to specific job roles and industries, so they
can help you to improve your CV
Completing a job application
● Increasingly employers are using automated tests as part of job application processes; it can
be useful to hear tips on how to handle these tests and make the most of your skills
Practising interview skills
● Even a one-time session with a mentor can help you to understand what to expect, how you
can best prepare & how to calm your nerves!

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
● If you’re considering further study, speaking to a mentor can help you to consider what type of further study might be most beneficial for your future career plans
Visits to their workplace / finding out about working cultures in organisations
● Learning about working cultures can help you make the right decision about which
organisations and job roles to apply for

Sharing experience / personal development

Confidence building
● Whether you’re starting a new career, dealing with a challenge or just need some reassurance,
having a mentor can help you to build confidence in yourself and your role
Setting development goals
● It can be overwhelming to plan years ahead for your career - setting development goals can
be valuable to ensure you stay on the right path, and a mentor can help you to set these and
make a plan to achieve them
Time management
● Developing soft skills such as time management is essential to succeed in the workplace;
mentors can share tips and strategies for managing multiple workstreams


Other Useful Links:

Code of Conduct for Mentee and Mentors

Best Practice Guide for Mentors

Giving back to your Community through Mentoring

Goal Setting for Mentees

How to be a Mentor

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