Once you’ve found the ideal mentor—someone with the skills or career you admire—hang on to him or her. Whatever you do:
1. Don’t ignore the advice. A mentor will not want to mentor you if you don’t act on his or her advice. It’s a waste of both of your time. Especially bad? Making excuses why you “can’t” follow the advice. Just try what your mentor says.
2. Don’t forget to follow up. Once you’ve received some good advice, a mentor wants to know how you acted on it and how it turned out. Don’t expect more good advice until you’ve followed up with your mentor on the advice already given.
“Don’t report back unless you’ve acted on advice. It makes you go from ‘interesting mentee’ to ‘wasting my time’ very quickly,” says Monica O’Brien career advice blogger and author of Social Polination.
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