How to identify a mentor to support your career development.
“You should get a mentor Kerrie” I nodded my head in agreement. But what actually was a mentor and how could I find one and why couldn’t my manager be my mentor?
If you have thought about getting a mentor but are not really sure what a mentor does and how or where to start then this is a blog for you.
When your manager asks you about your career plans...
How do you handle a career conversation, when your manager asks what areas would you like to focus on for your development and what you really want to say is no thanks! As your future career is anywhere but this place!
If you are not ready to share your future plans with your manager this is about achieving a balance between your needs and those of the organisation and team, avoiding any negative perceptions or repercussions.
This is the exact scenario a blog reader is facing and has asked for my help to resolve, here are 5 different points to consider in your answer enabling you to strike a balance between you and the organisation.