Role Overview: IRC’s Career Development programs has focused on Allied Healthcare, I.T., Manufacturing, and Clean Energy –high-growth and in-demand industries in San Diego. Mentors will provide guidance, advice, feedback, and support to the mentee post sector specific training, serving variously as role model, advisor, coach, advocate, and ally, depending on the specific goals set by the mentee and objectives negotiated between mentors and the mentee.
•Follow up with the mentee on the specific goals and objectives set out by mentee and the Career Development Coordinator
•Commits to fostering the relationship with the mentee post training for a period of one year
•Meet with mentee on a regular basis, not normally during the mentee's work time, no less than two hours per month
•Mentors will help clients navigate industry specific job market by providing insights on what skills and attitudes employers are looking for, how to tailor their resumes to specific job opportunities, provide insight on the different pathways into an industry, and facilitate networking and employment opportunities
•Provides encouragement and assists the mentee in identifying professional development activitiesand follows through on commitments made to mentee.
•Provides frank, honest, and constructive feedback, but allows the mentee to take responsibility for their growth, development, and career planning.
•Informs supervisor of mentoring activities