Why this list?
Especially if you are starting your early career, you should consider asking these questions of your Mentors. Mentorships are extremely valuable and one should always be prepared with questions. If you’re a mentor, you should formulate these answers clearly.
What’s your expertise?
What were some big milestones in your career?
What was your favorite project?
Why did you choose your industry?
Have you ever considered moving?
What are your next big plans?
What do you love doing every day?
What do you like to do outside of work?
Who do you admire?
What do you think will be an upcoming technology to invest our skills in?
What philanthropic events are you involved in?
How have you distinguished yourself in your career?
What do you do for fun?
How do you deal with stress?
How do you motivate your team?
How do you know what to focus on?
What are your best productivity tips?
How do you manage your time effectively?
How do you stay in touch with your networks?
What was the most important thing you realized when starting your career?
What would you differently in your career?
What is the most important part of culture for your team?
How do you say “no” to certain opportunities?
How do you juggle your work life balance?
What routines do you rely on?
What tools do you use on a daily basis?
How do you make hard decisions?
How do you deal with bureaucracy and red tape in the workplace?
What are you working on improving at the moment?
Are you happy?
~See Lemons Still Ask
Originally published on seelemons.com