Having a mentor on your side can be a huge help in the job search process. To find and keep a good one, you need to know how to first build the relationship.
Start by knowing exactly what you want. Decide what you want out of the mentor relationship and how you want it to work before pursuing one.
Don’t make up any problems. When your mentor asks you how they can help, have an answer ready, so that you don’t have to make up a problem on the spot.
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