How do you send an email to a mentor?

Here are some tips on how to do that, before you hit send.

  1. Do your homework. Ask yourself: Why are you contacting this person in particular?
  2. Know what you’re asking. Think about one thing you’d want to get from connecting with this person.
  3. Don’t ask them to work for free.
  4. Say thank you.
  5. Pay it forward.

What is not mentoring?

Mentoring is not therapy. While many of us do need a therapist type person in our lives (someone who listens to us non-judgementally), it’s not the role of your mentor. In fact, it’s not productive or inspiring for the mentor or the mentee.

How do you acknowledge a mentor?

Thank you for being a great teacher and mentor. I look up to you so much — I hope one day to have achieved all in my career that you have achieved in yours. Thank you for being a great mentor and teacher. Thank you for motivating me even when I wanted to give up.

How do I contact my first time mentor?

How to ask someone to mentor you

  1. Schedule an initial conversation.
  2. Clearly describe the guidance you’re seeking (The Ask).
  3. Confirm your willingness to do the necessary work and follow-through.
  4. Acknowledge and respect the individual’s time.
  5. Note: If you don’t hear from them, follow-up, but don’t hound him or her.

What is the purpose of a mentor?

What is the purpose of a mentor? The purpose of a mentor is to help you excel in your career and become the best version of yourself. This may involve helping you achieve your goals, introducing you to new ways of thinking, challenging your limiting assumptions, teaching you life lessons, and much more.

Who can be a mentor?

What Is Mentoring? Mentoring is a relationship between two people with the goal of professional and personal development. The “mentor” is usually an experienced individual who shares knowledge, experience, and advice with a less experienced person, or “mentee.”