Future career

Today, as part of a group work presentation, mentors presented a list which illustrates how mentoring might help mentors with their future career. The list was as follows:

  • It can give you better communication skills
  • You can gain some leadership qualities
  • You’re a more reflective person
  • Learning how you can help others
  • Able to identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • You have some interpersonal skills
  • Better time management skills
  • Become more organised and prepared for any task which you may be presented with
  • Think more outside the box, think of a bigger picture
  • Develop a stronger verstehen (empathic understanding of human behaviour)

This list shows that peer mentoring profits not only the mentees, but also the mentors. They can gain valuable skills when mentoring others – which go beyond simply ‘helping others’.

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