29 min

Rashida Jones On Mentorship 9 to 5ish with theSkimm

    • Careers

Mentors at work. We know they’re good to have, but there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to finding one. They can be someone on your team, someone in your company, or someone in a totally different line of work. But no matter who it is, there are some best practices when it comes to starting - and maintaining - those relationships. This week, we talked to Rashida Jones, president of MSNBC, to learn how she found mentors - and how she sustained those relationships throughout her career. 
In this episode, Rashida shares: 

What she goes to her mentors for

How to start looking for a mentor 

How to push past the awkwardness of those first few convos  

Why mentees have to drive the relationship 

Why it’s good to have more than one mentor 

How to be direct with mentors about what you want to get out of the relationship 

How to transition from mentee to mentor


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Mentors at work. We know they’re good to have, but there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to finding one. They can be someone on your team, someone in your company, or someone in a totally different line of work. But no matter who it is, there are some best practices when it comes to starting - and maintaining - those relationships. This week, we talked to Rashida Jones, president of MSNBC, to learn how she found mentors - and how she sustained those relationships throughout her career. 
In this episode, Rashida shares: 

What she goes to her mentors for

How to start looking for a mentor 

How to push past the awkwardness of those first few convos  

Why mentees have to drive the relationship 

Why it’s good to have more than one mentor 

How to be direct with mentors about what you want to get out of the relationship 

How to transition from mentee to mentor


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