I came across a new site that has completely captivated me: Mentii. It’s a matchmaking site for people looking for mentors and people willing to be mentors.
The signup process was simple – you can import your profile from LinkedIn, you can import your contacts (I always skip this step), and write a statement of what kind of mentoring you can provide. The next screen is a list of people that have recently asked for advice.
I feel great about my career now, but I made some uninformed choices earlier in my career that cost me a lot of time and money. If I had a trusted mentor when I was at those junction points in my life, I might have ended up where I am much earlier. So giving me the opportunity to be that helpful person for others is irresistible to me.
I contacted a few people still in school who were in situations I could help with. It felt great!!! Thank you to the Mentii team for creating such a rewarding service.
Here are two emails I sent, with the personal bits removed. This is similar to earlier advice I wrote to a college sophomore and someone whose resume was misrepresenting them.