Mentoring

The ISC2 CNMC offers mentoring to individuals seeking to advance their careers in cyber security. Please join our group to take advantage of this member benefit. Join here:

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What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a professional relationship between two people, where a more experienced person guides a less experienced person through subjects where professional development is desired .

A “mentor” is usually an experienced individual who shares knowledge, experience, and advice with a less experienced person, or “mentee.”

Ideas to Help You Succeed at Being a Mentee

  • Set clear goals and objectives
  • Set expectations – What do I need?
  • Tell your mentor what you want to gain from the experience
  • Share where you are failing or struggling
  • Listen, research and apply the mentor’s guidance

Ideas to Help You Succeed at Being a Mentor

  • Set expectations – What can I offer?
  • Explore personal motivation and readiness to be a mentor
  • Assess your skills and identify your own areas for learning and development
  • Do not look for chemistry. Instead, ask “Can I work productively with this individual? Do I honestly feel that I can further this person’s learning?”
  • Ask:  What is the most useful kind of assistance I can provide?

Preparation for Both Mentor & Mentee

  • Clarify expectations and roles
  • Establish ground rules
  • Plan an agenda
  • Agree to a realistic schedule
  • Determine how often to meet
  • Determine how to meet (in person, by phone, video conference, etc.)
  • Determine how long meetings and the mentoring relationship will last
  • Ask for feedback
  • Define what success looks like for you
  • Discuss options and opportunities for learning

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Please describe why you want to become a mentor. Have you ever been a mentor or instructor? If so, what did you learn from that experience?
Please share your goals and expectations for the mentorship.