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Anyone who wants to help others, who is involved in Finnish working life, and who has some work experience in Finland can become a mentor. It is enough that the mentor has good social skills and wants to help and support a less experienced person who is aiming to develop professionally and find solutions on their career path.
Do you know what career mentoring is? What can you expect from mentoring? Start by reading more about mentoring here. If you want more information about the roles of the mentor and mentee or the matching of mentoring pairs, visit the “Matching mentoring pairs” section on the For organisers page.
Before mentoring, make sure that you have the time and energy required for mentoring. While successful mentoring is based on the mentee’s wishes and goals, the mentor must also be active and engaged.
Mentoring does not just happen, it requires investment and engagement. Mentoring consists of meetings with your mentee, and possibly support and consideration between meetings. The mentor is expected to share their experiences, perspectives and ideas, as well as provide support and encouragement for professional growth. However, the mentor does not need to have all the answers.
This material was developed in the MESH project (ESF 2019–2021). More information about the MESH project’s activities and results is available on the project’s website at mesh.turkuamk.fi.