End a Mentoring Relationship Before It Dies

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It’s easy for a mentoring relationship to outlive its worth. You get into a groove, you enjoy the stimulating conversations, and you’re learning. But sometimes you have to move on to move up. Set goals and assess whether you have achieved them. Once you have, it might be time to find a new mentor to help you with your next set of challenges. Thank your mentor for all her help and ask permission to use her as a reference when you’re scouting for the next one. Keep in touch with your past mentors even after the relationships officially end.

Adapted from Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need.

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