Can my boss be my mentor?
March 13, 2012 9:01 AM Subscribe
I'd like to ask my boss to be a mentor for my careee development. How do I do it? Any pitfalls? What should I keep in mind?
posted by Hellebore to law & government (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been at my job one year and do it well. It's a position that I don't think anyone expects me to stay at for more than 2 or 2.5 years. And given how my workplace is structured, there's nowhere to advance here. My job has opened my eyes to some interesting directions that I'd like help with exploring. My boss is unbelievably well connected and could help me tremendously; also, my boss would find out in a heartbeat if I were networking anyway. I want to avoid as much of that awkwardness as possible. What's the best approach?