City : Mentoring Arena : Making the most of your Mentor

Mentoring Arena

magnifying-glass.gif useful tips for your first meeting:

             Take notes and follow up on suggestions after the meeting

                Be positive and enthusiastic

If you are seeing a business mentor, take along a business plan if you have one or a portfolio of work or examples of things you’ve done that relate to your business idea

If you have a mentor to help with your career goals, take along a CV and/or examples of applications you’ve made

Think about your situation before you go along to the meeting and consider doing a SWOT analysis – list all the things you feel are the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats about your situation!

Agree the date of your next meeting and set an action plan for what you will do before that meeting

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