In this session of The Engineering Career Coach (TECC) Podcast, I am going to outline the steps for finding a mentor in your engineering career who can guide you toward achieving your goals.
Finding the right mentor in your engineering career can rapidly facilitate your development. A mentor can help you avoid mistakes that other engineers have made in the past.
As always, I will also provide a career-changing tip at the end of the show. This week’s tip will force you to identify the most important challenge or goal in your engineering career and will give you a strategy to overcome or achieve it.
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” – John Crosby
During the show, I will help an engineer put together a plan for finding the perfect mentor for him. Our guest for Session 5 is Praveen from India, a 27-year-old materials engineer in the automotive industry.
Listen to this session and learn:
- What type of people you should talk to when seeking out a mentor.
- Why you can’t be your own mentor.
- How your goals play an important role in the process of selecting a mentor and in the mentoring process itself.
- How and where to find the right mentor for you.
- Why a mentoring program within your engineering company may not always be the best option.
- Where to look for a mentor outside your company.
- The importance of being consistent in your work with your mentor.
- Guidelines for creating a successful mentoring relationship.
Resources and links mentioned in this session include:
Daily Boost E-mails for Engineers
Institute for Engineering Career Development
Engineer Your Own Success: Seven Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career
Free Gift for Engineers
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
The Engineering Career Coach
Author of Engineer Your Own Success