(1) Your mentee might be nervous. It’s possible that you’ll be the first mentor your mentee has ever spoken with. Bring the energy to the table by asking guiding questions to drive the conversation forward.
(2) Your mentee might not have a career plan. Your mentee might be trying to map out possibilities for the future. Ask questions to illuminate your mentee’s passions, interests, ideal cultures, people they like being around, companies they’re inspired by. Share your own discovery process to help your mentee see a different perspective— how did you find your first job? How did you get where you are today?
(3) Your mentee is looking for actionable, strategic advice. Your mentee may already have an end destination in mind, but is unsure of how to get there. Help your mentee build an action plan by giving advice on sharpening their CV, improving their Linkedin, best networking practices, companies to look into, people you know they should speak with.
BONUS. Your mentee might not have a strong network. Since 80% of jobs exist in our personal networks, introductions are critical to networking into the right job. After your call is complete, we’ll give you your mentee’s email for direct introductions and also give you our auto-generated referral email for any mentors you want to bring into the platform.