Mentoring……

I enjoy assisting people with their studies, career, structuring their resume and sharing experiences with them.

I have now over 65 of such mentees, ranging from students, job seekers, mid-career executives, professionals and journalists.

Interestingly it’s from the very young, students that I have learned maximum while engaging in intellectual exchanges.

The first mentee was a relation/ student, whose mother requested me to help her with her campus recruitment process.

That’s when I learned that the youngsters have a lot of inner strengths and wisdom and when put in bullets can make a resume ‘wow’. More than a mentee I got a precious friend.

She then asked me if I could assist a friend of hers who was studying in USA, and you know what! I adopted her CV style henceforth.

A number of seniors benefitted from this youngster’s design.

That’s the reason why I am so excited with my new mentee, a student with very high caliber and clear thoughts. The success of the subject that I am mentoring her is now taken for granted.

But my excitement is on the prospect of my learning from the wisdom of this youngster.

Mentoring……

38 thoughts on “Mentoring……

  1. Sir, the youth of today is quite energetic innovative and intellect. No doubt the multi tasks, evolving in digital world has groomed them into what they are, it certainly does make interesting to be in their company. There is something to be learnt from them and also give them back in return which is what the mentoring touch of a senior would be needed. Else they will end up being robots without a proper direction – jack of all trades master of none.

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  2. I agree with you…We can learn a lot from everybody including youngsters as long as we are willing to. Most people think it’s below them to learn from somebody younger. It’s nice to know you’re enjoying the learning process while mentoring them.

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      1. Yes….her wisdom is much beyond her age….haha…i have a beautiful friendship with her and we kind of relay on each other….unless she asks i don’t force my ideas on her…and as she always says something beyond our understanding connected us…regardless of the age difference…

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      2. Yes, she’s a gem. I think I was abrupt in offering mentoring and I immediately realised that she’s something precious and probably beyond me.
        And to tell you the truth, she actually gave me an assignment, to increase the number of subscribers to her utube page.
        I have no idea how to do it, but like your poetry challenge, I have to do something.

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      3. Oh it’s simple KJ…just forward her YouTube channels link to your whatsapp group and ask them to like and subscribe and.tell them you are her mentor and she deserves all the follow she can get for her newly started YouTube channel…. let’s c how it works out.

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      4. Okay, thanks Anna for the tips.
        By the way, I don’t think I can be her mentor or if she needs any assistance.
        Happy to be on the sidelines and watch the brave child conquer

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      5. In fact I wanted to tell you something of my mentoring and that’s why I expressed a wish to be able to message direct with you. Clearly you’re one whose guidance I would die to receive 😊

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      6. I just told you about the review of whatever i have written on my book Anna. It’s my story and I have to make it a little sober and that process is on.
        By the way Walter Mitty is my favourite character and I am a self assumed Walter Mitty.😉

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      7. Ben Stiller is a fab actor.
        I wanted to ask you something KJ…you are a wonderful spontaneous writer and a good motivator too .. .would you be interested in joining the community blog I am a part of called Pencliff. We would love to have your works which you write here being published there too for a wider audience reach. You can also reblog your ealier post in your blog for Pencliff audience. It will benefit you as well us . ….to have a mentor hand on us and to have a wonderful read of your fabulous writing… .what do you say KJ….Are you game to be a part of our community blog? Please do let me knw…

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      8. Hello Anna, I don’t know you have noticed it, I have a trust in you along with respect and admiration. Again I said, I would do what you want me to do. I did the poetry for example though I haven’t done the award.
        So the answer is simple, I will join. Please guide me.

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      9. Thank you so much for being so trusting. I am sure this experience of community blogging will help both you and the blog to greater heights…
        Here is the link which will give you a more clear picture and the guidelines to join this community blog called Pencliff.

        pencliff.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/wanna-be-co-author-editor-writer-guest-writer/
        You will even find the email id to which u have to send ur application.
        For any other clarification please let me know. Can’t wait to see your writings being published in Pencliff. ..Good Night KJ.

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      10. Thank you Anna.
        Tomorrow is my mother’s death anniversary and I will be going to my hometown.
        I will look at this afterwards.
        I think I will at least read and respond to one of your unread posts.
        Happy to be thus connected.
        Take care Anna. Good night

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      11. Oh! I am sorry about your mother’s death anniversary. So you must be having a prayer service too regarding this. May God be with you and give you the much needed Peace too. How many ever years has passed after the death of your mother, it can still give you a jab of pain when that day comes. I understand. Take care KJ. Good night…

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      12. Thank you 😊
        I couldn’t do Yoga in the morning so did some extra swimming in the evening.
        I need time to go through and respond to your comments, so will do it tomorrow morning.
        Feeling sleepy and going to bed.
        Good night Anna 😊

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      13. No problem.. .take your time… no hurry at all. Glad you could catch with the swimming a few extra laps ? In the same your favourite lake about which you had written a post some time back …
        Sleep well KJ…Good Night. .☺

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      14. Thank you Anna.
        Swimming is in the pool. The river is in my hometown some 70 kms from Kochi where I live. Of course I love the river where I grew up.
        The lake in front of our apartment is not suitable for swimming
        I have Yoga (practically everyday), suryanamaskar, swimming and strength training which I alternate.
        Remember six packs 😜

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