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How can I convince management that I need guidance and ask for a mentor?

I am 26 years old, working as a software developer. After I left college I worked as a trainee software engineer in a medium-size software firm, and gained good exposure to the software development ...
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How can I turn a “do more mentoring” objective into a something SMART?

I am writing objectives for one of my developers at the moment and we want him to take on some of the mentoring of a more-junior developer, partly as a means of increasing his seniority and partly ...
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Seeking out a Mentor in field that does not work at the same company

There are several people in my field that have inspired me. They, I am sure, are completely unaware of who I am but from reading their blogs and websites, I would like to learn as much as I possibly ...
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How to become a coach, mentor, or something like it? [closed]

After 9 years in the "booming" brazilian IT business, working with Big Data and related techs, I decided to take a government job. After three months of work, I was cornered and couldn't refuse ...
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How to distribute mentees among mentors

We have a force of 14 mentors ready to coach 140 students through the first year of their university studies. Unfortunately we have decided to let the mentees choose their mentors, because we thought ...
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Code of conduct/best behaviours between the mentor and the mentee

As an intern at a software company, I always wondered what the code of conduct is between the mentor and the mentee. There were times when I reached the thin line of appearing too "in-your-face" and ...
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Where can I find a contracting mentor or apprenticeship? [closed]

I recently graduated with a degree in web design, and I am at the tail end of a degree in software engineering (3.95+ GPA). I also have a lifetime of software development experience (since the days of ...
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How can a recent graduate get an international internship?

I have just finished my Advanced Diploma in Computing, and I am currently looking for an internship. I live in Libya and Software Development here is dead. If I stay here, then I am certainly ...
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How to establish a mentoring culture in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

Earlier I read a question called How to mentor a Junior Developer and thought about this question. I worked as a support engineer at a smaller startup in one of my previous employments where I was ...