Knowing how to ask good questions to a mentor is key to a successful relationship. At MentorCruise, our mentees often wonder about how to ask the right questions that will lead to meaningful exchanges between the mentee and mentor.
Different people assign different meanings to the word “mentorship”, “mentors” and “mentees”. At MentorCruise, a mentorship platform with a thriving community of mentors and mentees, our members can often get into heated discussions on the semantics behind these terms.
I’ve started several startups, worked in companies as Senior Product Manager and as a Business Development Manager. Due to my various roles, I understand well that a product has a job to do, there should be product-market fit, customers have to understand the value and strategies should be in place to help scale the company’s growth.
Startup advisors can open doors and make your most annoying issues go away. Advisors have been through it all and most likely know what it takes for your business to reach the next level, so how can you get one?
The military phrase “embrace the suck” has grown in popularity in recent years, and is used as a rallying call to face adversity, instead of running away from it.
Are you a startup founder or someone who wants to grow their side project but doesn’t know what to do next? A startup mentor might help you achieve your goals and succeed in unexpected ways.
What types of mentoring are there for your needs? Are you mentee looking for the right mentor to achieve your goals? Or are you a mentor who wants to learn the ins and outs of mentoring? Perhaps, you’re a company wanting to start a mentoring program and learn what the options are and how to measure them.
It’s seldom easy to change careers. But while switching lanes can be mentally taxing, a radical career move can also be empowering and character-defining — especially with the right support and mindset.
Can’t decide on a career? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals held “an average of 10.8 jobs from ages 18 to 42” throughout their professional career, with over 60% of those job changes taking place between the ages of 18-27.
Mentorship can undoubtedly be an important way to offer support to someone and radically affect their life. At the same time, this mentorship can help create stronger bonds between mentors and mentees beyond hierarchical relations.