5 tips for getting the most from your mentoring experience

    1. Prepare for meetings – think of questions you want to ask in advance
    2. Be realistic about expectations of what your mentor can support you with, be that the amount of time or input they have.
    3. Take responsibility for meeting deadlines, and ensure that you continue to benefit from your mentor’s time and experience.
    4. Be brave and honest in giving and receiving feedback – this is at the heart of a productive mentoring relationship, so reflect and learn wherever you can.
    5. Be mindful of your mentor’s needs and other commitments – use your time with them wisely, keep to deadlines and keep communications with them clear and concise.
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