It’s the much-dreaded blank-paper-problem, the start of it all when you are exchanging these first initial crucial messages. Starting a mentorship takes leadership and courage and is often the base of productive collaboration.
Mentors have become popular among every industry you can think of. They've become valuable individuals who are capable of dispensing all sorts of knowledge, skills, and wisdom to those who require their help. These mentors have been through every walk of life in the career you've chosen and will most likely know how to deal with certain situations that appear in your life. Technical interviews are one of the many things they can help you with since they've most likely been in the same spot as you, but may not have been as fortunate to have someone guide them through such an important matter.
Mentorship has managed to become a popular and important aspect of the business world. Being able to receive advice from someone who is more experienced than you are on a career path you’ve chosen can help you solve some of the more difficult problems at work. Connecting formally with a professional who’s been involved in the career path of your choice can help make you adjust and improve on your own career.
Peyton was a logistics analyst for the Department of Defense for over four years. After a deployment to Afghanistan, he realized that this wasn’t what truly fulfilled him longterm and after a few steps back at home, he was looking to get into Tech. How Peyton took full use of a new mentorship platform, and evolved himself into a talented Full-Stack Developer.
We have introduced MentorCruise Sessions a few months ago to make it easier to talk to a mentor. Forget applications, time-consuming back-and-forth. Getting in touch with a mentor now takes about 3 clicks and one minute.
Today, everyone is able to create their own online course. If you are looking to up your coding skills, it can be hard to pick out the right ones. So, how do you spend your time effectively?
Having a team of almost 200 mentors can come in handy when you are looking for a great set of resources. We asked our community: Which are your favourite web development courses – and they replied. Here are some of our favourite picks.
The internet is filled with technical resources that help beginners pick up a new topic, and Machine Learning is no exception there. It’s filled so much, it’s hard to distinguish good resources from bad, and create a good roadmap of resources. We’ve put together a list of resources for your first step in ML together with our mentors, and are excited to share it.
Entering a new industry can be daunting, especially coming from other – often times more traditional – industries. As an industry that is often reliant on references and experience, it can also be hard to get started as a career changer. Some good things to know for fols doing the switch this year anyways.
At MentorCruise, we do our best to connect people in need of some guidance with a suiting mentor for a longterm professional relationship. In fact, this year we increased our average mentorship length from 30 to 50 days. That’s a small success, but we know that it can be better.