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Exploring career mentoring and coaching
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Week 5: How can mentoring help me?

Introduction

Welcome to Week 5 of the course.

Last week you focused on how mentoring works. You considered the phases of a mentoring relationship and explored the benefits to all those involved. You also looked at some common misconceptions about mentoring.

This week, you’ll look at what mentoring can do for you. You’ll explore typical goals and objectives, and look at some of the models a mentor might use to structure your discussions. You’ll also focus on how to find the right match between a mentor and mentee, and finish by learning how you could become a mentor yourself.

Now watch the following video to introduce the week.

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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • identify the goals and objectives that a mentor can help you with
  • find the right mentor for your needs
  • describe how you might become a mentor yourself.

You’ll start this week with a look at typical mentoring goals and objectives.