The question “What does a mentor do?” is a question that does get asked fairly often. When you get right down to it, it depends on the context in which it is used. I’d like to discuss that today so we can all get on the same page and develop a common understanding.
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We will begin by looking at a mentor definition from Merriam-Webster.
Definition: Merriam-Webster defines Mentor as a noun to be a trusted counselor, guide, tutor, or coach. When viewing it as a verb, meaning to serve as a mentor for, is to tutor. When I put these together, I see someone who is knowledgeable and experienced that helps an individual learn more about the area of interest.
Most people have a broad understanding of a mentor to be someone who helps another understand more about a job, process, activity, or objective. In this sense, a mentor can be many things. Normally, a mentor would perform many tasks such as:
1. In many cases outside of Career Redo, the mentee has to investigate and ask around to locate the person that has the skills and knowledge that the mentee desires to obtain. The mentor may not have thought of transferring their knowledge to someone else. So the mentee may have to approach the potential mentor and ask for their assistance in this relationship.
1. At Career Redo the mentor has a strong desire to help others in their quest to learn more about a desired career field or discipline to advance their careers. Our mentor elect to participate. So answering what does a mentor do, they work to help others.
2. Normally, the mentor has a current job and finds time to help others outside of normal hours. And the request by others to find time for this role may not be expected.
2. Our mentors can also have full-time jobs and would need to arrange mentoring sessions at times convenient to both mentee and mentor. However, since the mentors have signed up to help, they expect mentees to inquire and can plan mentoring sessions accordingly.
Let’s talk about how we envision mentoring here at Career Redo. A Career Redo mentor could have a wide range of questions posed by its mentee and could range from general to specific. What does a mentor do at Career Redo about that situation?
See our current list of career categories for which Career Redo mentors cover. I am always looking for additional mentors in current or new categories. See how to join.
One of the outstanding qualities of a good mentor is their availability. If a mentee cannot locate and arrange for a mentoring session, they can’t get started on their career change.
Since individuals who are experienced in their career fields have voluntarily elected to become mentors at Career Redo, each person is expected to make themselves available in a professional reasonable manner to their mentees. Each of our mentors strive to make arrangements convenient to their mentees. What does a mentor do at Career Redo? — Serve their mentor clients.
In the workforce, mentors that have not already volunteered to help others are usually searched for by mentees. Their willingness and availability may be limited. It may take longer to locate and develop a mentoring relationship with them.
Career Redo mentors are available almost immediately.
One of the top benefits of being a mentor is the satisfaction and happiness that one feels in helping others. Our mentors are experienced. They have been around a while. There is really a great feeling one get when you know that you have provided information and guidance that allowed someone to take the next step or even to accomplish their goal.
Another benefit is that one can earn extra income, usually in off hours or weekends over the phone or your computer video. It is always beneficial to have the capability to bring in extra cash for yourself or family. Prices always seem to increase in our daily lives, so an additional income is always welcome.
Here is more on what does a mentor do at Career Redo. From an operational perspective, a new mentor at Career Redo can:
I hope this discussion has helped clarify what does a mentor do at Career Redo.
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Don D'Armond is the creator of Career Redo.
His goal is to connect his visitors who want to learn more about their desired new career fields with experienced individuals (Mentors) to transfer their insight and knowledge.