We’re about to start our second experiment over at The Mentoring Experiment and we need mentors. Last time we picked a handful of people as mentors so that we could control that portion of the experiment. This time we’re just asking people that are interested to apply to be a mentor.
You might notice we’re not putting anything on the survey or the post about qualifications or mentoring experience. That’s by design. In part we don’t know what makes for a qualified mentor, and in part we want to see the range of skills/experience we get if we don’t set any boundaries. If you think you can be a good mentor, then apply!
7 thoughts on “Call for Mentors for The Mentoring Experiment”
What level of time commitment do you need from your mentors?
Nathaniel, typically about 1-2 hours a month for 4 months, plus probably an hour up front and about the same at the end to get started, fill out the final survey, etc.
May i know the procedure to apply for mentor.
I would encourage this for all mid level dba/database developers – it”s a really good way to boost your profile and it”s a great thing to put on your CV . It”s often very difficult to move from a technical position into a man management or technical lead role and this is a great step
I agree that we all need to have a mentor to help us become better at what we do. I am like many of the thousands out there that have to teach ourselves and look anywhere and everywhere for information. Some of it is good and some of it is bad. I am thankful for SQLServerCentral.com as it has been my mentor for the past couple of years. I get a lot of emails and SQLServerCentral is the only email that I read (almost) everyday. I just want to thank you for putting such a great resource together and being my mentor.
We would certainly like to hear more about this Andy.
I am more likely a candidate for having a mentor than being one. I have been working with SQL Server for nearly 5 years but am mostly self-taught and am primarily a developer. Who is the target audience for receiving a mentor?
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