For mentors and mentees
Mentors and mentees should be paired through a careful, thoughtful approach that focuses on professional interests, demographics, and psychographics.
Mentorship is a two-way relationship, but mentors and mentees should learn the roles and responsibilities of each in a mentoring relationship.
Mentors should communicate what kind of support they can provide from the beginning and help mentees create clear, defined goals using the SMART framework.
Mentors and mentees should be realistic about their availability. Follow up with any deliverables promised. Invest in your mentoring relationship.