How do you compliment a mentor?

I will always be grateful to you for your support and kindness. It would be impossible to count all the ways that you’ve helped me in my career. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done I only hope I can return the favor sometime in the future. Thanks for being a good mentor and for guiding me on the right path.

What do you gain from a mentor?

Benefits of being a MentorImprove communication and personal skills.Develop leadership and management qualities.Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)Increase your confidence and motivation.Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers.Enhance your CV.

Why is having a mentor important to your career?

Advance Your Career: A mentor helps you stay focused on your career and improve your skills, networks, self-confidence, and ultimate success along the path in developing your career. They help you to learn about yourself and work out how and where you should be headed to achieve an optimum outcome.

What are the responsibilities of a mentor?

Role. Mentors provide guidance, advice, feedback, and support to the mentee, serving variously as role model, teacher, counselor, advisor, sponsor, advocate, and ally, depending on the specific goals and objectives negotiated with the mentee.

How often should mentors and mentees meet?

Q: How often should I meet with my mentee? A: You should schedule and keep at least one meeting with your mentee each month for the first six months. Plan each meeting for a minimum of one hour. After six months meetings should become less regimented and should occur as needed.

Do and don’ts of mentoring?

Be explicit about the ‘norms’ for your meetings and your own needs and limits (e.g., time, style of interfacing, etc.). Always ask if you can make a suggestion or offer feedback. Tell your mentee that you don’t expect them to follow all of your suggestions. Expect your mentee to move toward his/her goals; not yours.

What do you talk about in a mentor meeting?

Common topics mentees seek to work on with their mentors often include communication skills, leadership skills, networking, work/life balance, learning organizational culture and management skills.

How do I prepare for a mentor meeting?

5 Ways Successful People Prep for Meeting with Their MentorsIdentify Three Recent Accomplishments. Pinpoint Your Biggest Challenge. Clarify Your Ask. Brainstorm a Few Ways Your Mentor Can Help. End By Asking Your Mentor How You Can Help Her. * * *