By: Diana Tsai

  1. SET A PURPOSE. What knowledge would you like to acquire? Express your goal in the first 5 minutes of your conversation.
  2. BREAK THE ICE. Break the ice by asking your mentor for his/her story. Listening builds camraderie and context. Your mentor has taken time to be here for you, get to know them on a personal level. Life is too short for just transactional relationships, build authentic friendships.
  3. GIVE THANKS. And finally, mentors all love a thank you letter. All our mentors are volunteers and here for you, and they treasure hearing from you.

BONUS. Want more? This article gives you 18 tips on building strong networks and mentors.

Author - Diana Tsai

I may not have all the answers to transition & job search but I'm 90%-certain I can connect you to the right mentors on our platform who do!!

Want to take it to the next level? Speak with a live mentor!

We recommend these mentors based on the content of this article.

Stephen Frost

Operations and Business Development at Anduril Industries

Laguna Beach

Available for a Mentorship Call

Maggie Bott

I'm a passionate civilian supporter of our military, veterans and…

Peyton

Available for a Mentorship Call

Bob Koch Jr.

Guiding You Through Career Transition to Greatness with ✔Entrepreneurship Education…

Rose Valley

Available for a Mentorship Call

Chris Campbell, MBA, PMP

Former Navy Nuke, Double Gator (University of Florida - BA…

Cumming

Available for a Mentorship Call