Mentoring is a well-known strategy for career development. The usual path is a one-way transfer of knowledge from someone with more experience to someone more junior. But don’t forget that knowledge and wisdom come in many different packages – you may be able to provide useful information to someone as well as learning from them; a win-win proposition for both sides.
Company founder, author and networking specialist Darrah Brustein suggests these tips for creating and developing successful co-mentoring relationships:
- Determine and clearly define what you want to learn.
- Be confident that you have expertise to share.