Congratulations! Signing up for a mentor program is a terrific way to enhance your professional growth, education and excel in your career. Building Up makes it easy for you to tap other professionals for help, support and guidance. You are in charge of your mentorship program: from the length of time, to the support and guidance you’re looking glean. You are also responsible for your own success.
Below we outline the various options with examples of why you’d choose one structure over another. Note, should you select just 1 month and then you quickly learn that doesn’t give you enough time to get everything accomplished, you can add additional months, at any time. Similarly, should you decide on-going mentorship but then in 6 months you’re feeling confident in your progress, you can cancel at that time. At that time, we will encourage you to become a mentor and share your knowledge!
Your mentee options:
- 1 month:
- Immediate situation that needs attention & guidance. Example: “I need help in updating my resume, my linkedin profile and writing cover letters.”
- 3 months:
- Support that’s not immediate but not long term. Examples: job search, guidance on how to prepare for and ask for a promotion.
- 6 months or ongoing*:
- Longer term guidance. If you have multiple areas where you’d like support, choose 6 months or ongoing. Sometimes, it’s nice to have a neutral person (not within your own company) as a sounding board. Having a resource to help you with project plans, support with co-workers, internal promotion, annual planning, team management, etc.
*Ongoing you can cancel any time. Taking an ongoing approach allows you to layout a number of initiatives and goals. Also allows you to build new goals on top of others, helping you grow on an ongoing basis.
- Define what support you want
- Define your goals. Or work with your mentor to define goals based on your need.
- Come prepared to each mentor meeting with your agenda: your goals, what you’ve accomplished since the last time you met and identify where you need more guidance.
- You are responsible for your success. This begins with being prepared and ongoing, keeping track of your accomplishments and progress.
The mentoring program requires a 6-month Building Up membership agreement for programs of 1 to 6 months in length.
Ongoing mentoring requires an annual membership.
To participate in the mentoring program you agree to the program terms.