What questions should I ask a potential mentor?
Questions to Ask a Mentor
- What’s the best advice you can give to help plan a career rather than simply work to keep a job?
- How do you encourage innovative ideas?
- How would you describe your personal style?
- Do you have a mentor?
- What do you do to constantly challenge your underlying beliefs and assumptions?
What do you call someone your mentoring?
The three listed above (mentee, mentoree and protégé) are the most commonly used terms in commercial organisations. For the purposes of this discussion, we will use the word ‘protégé’ to describe the person who is being mentored, however you can make up your own phrase if you wish.
How do I ask for a mentor on Linkedin?
When you plan to ask someone to become your mentor, ask them in person. Avoid requesting their mentorship through written communication such as an email or chat message. It is always better to ask the person in a personal meeting.