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How to Create a Mutually Rewarding Relationship with a Mentor

If you do it right, a mentorship can produce positive benefits for mentee and mentor. Scott Allen offers several poignant tips on how to accomplish this.

Mentors are Human Beings

Make the effort to relate to mentors on a personal level and share a dumb joke sometimes. Value their time and expertise and refrain from informal phrases like asking to “pick their brain.” And if you run across an article (etc.) that you find really helpful, pass it up the food chain; your mentor might enjoy it too.

Eye on the Prize

Ask specific questions to your mentor, seeking to gain specific insights. It is up to you to take the knowledge you gather and apply it in a way that is instructive to your career. Read more here: http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/businessmentoring/a/businessmentor.htm

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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