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Connie, I like this idea. If it can work through the site, then those listers
who wish to participate can fill out some sort of questionnaire and let the
newbies pick from the list--invite a relationship, get to know the other a bit
and see if it would work. That would allow the newbies to pick based on specific
disclosed information, one on one communication, as well as prior posts to the
Besides my original questions, what do y'all think of this idea?
Outstanding idea! I think mentoring can only help everyone, newbies and
veterans alike. Newbies gain the benefit of another's experience, support
and networking contacts. Veterans gain fresh ideas, new networking contacts,
and a new take on managing people.
I would love to have some opportunities to do so. Eric, perhaps this could
be a new feature on the Whirlers site, allowing those of us who would like
to mentor an opportunity to match up with new whirlers who'd like to be
From: kimber_miller -at- acs-inc -dot- com
All this has me thinking that ours is a profession requiring
up the ladder of experience reaching back to assist new professionals in
and climbing the same ladder of professionalism.
Yet, ours is also a profession that is production-driven. Deadlines and
time-to-market are king. How can mentoring possibly fit into this
environment? How can it NOT?