Getting Mentored: Ingenious Questions to Ask Experienced Colleagues
by Kate Nasser |
Getting Mentored: Tap Experienced Colleagues w/ These Questions!
Getting mentored is a huge boost to your career. It accelerates your starting point and prevents some of the gritty pain of learning. Yet many in the workforce overlook the simplest way of getting mentored — asking ingenious questions of experienced colleagues.
Getting Mentored: Ask These 7 Questions of More Experienced Colleagues
Getting mentored is about tapping all the experience around you. With multi-generations in the workplace, the learning is vast and the available experience infinite. Learn from more experienced colleagues and remember that the word experienced doesn’t mean older! People of different ages can mentor each other with their experience.
The Questions & Answers That Move Your Career Forward!
What are you glad you did along the way and what do you wish you had done differently? Why?
From your experience, what distractions do you suggest overlooking? How have you kept your eye on what’s important?
What do you know now that you wish you had known years before? Why?
When has work been most and least enjoyable for you? Why?
How have you dealt with the bad times? What’s your secret to staying positive?
What activities outside of work have helped you most at work? Did you fall into those pursuits or did you plan them?
How have you managed up over the years? How has it helped your career?
Getting Mentored: Converse With Many!
Getting mentored through questions and answers is immensely valuable. Two millennials who attended my professional people skills workshop told me: “Thank you for this. We really need mentoring. You engaged us not Powerpointed us. You shared your experience and asked us to share ours. This is so valuable.”
Show interest in other’s experience. Build relationships with them. Choosing one mentor has its advantages. Getting mentored through many experienced colleagues is priceless!
In the two years leading up to starting my own business, I asked loads of questions. The insight I gained guided and sustained me. I am grateful to all those who mentored me with their experience by answering my questions.
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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