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Mentorship is an incredible way to gain access to job and networking opportunities and to plan out the next steps in your career. Finding a mentor isn’t always easy, however, and unfortunately, lots of people can’t form relationships with mentors because they don’t know how to approach them, network with them, or follow up.
To help prepare you for mentorship opportunities, we asked Hustle Summit mentors what their top tip was for young pros to impress and stand out when networking with them.
Here’s what they said:
Senior Product Manager, Hippo | LinkedIn
The most important thing is to prep them to remember to build relationships. Ask for business cards and follow up immediately. That has been a key to my success as while.
Associate Media Buyer, UM Worldwide | LinkedIn
Be sure to check out mentors’ LinkedIn and social media beforehand, so that you can fully take advantage of asking them questions when you meet them in-person!
Holly Whitstock Seeger
Founding Partner of Samurai Studios Inc., President at Today Video, Inc. | LinkedIn
Be open to networking with people who aren’t in your field. Even if we’re not in the same industry, I’m always happy to share my experience in the business side of my companies.
HR Manager, Affect Inc. | LinkedIn
Software Engineer, Betterment | LinkedIn
Bring business cards!
Head of Communications, Roman Health | LinkedIn
Come prepared with specific things you’d like to talk about! Examples include, “tips to be more appealing to land a job at an agency” or “what should I change in my resume to appear more creative-oriented.”
Director of Editorial Operations, Condé Nast | LinkedIn
Ask, “would you mind if I link in with you, or do you prefer a resume or business card?” Time is limited and people prefer different materials!
Solutions Consultant, LinkedIn and National President, United Women in Business Foundation | LinkedIn
Sr. Manager of CX, Harry’s and Founder, Poros Consulting and Coaching | LinkedIn
Freelance Event Producer | LinkedIn
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