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    Visualize yourself in a full-time professional job working for a company that believed strongly in mentoring. Explain whether you would prefer a mentor for yourself, or be assigned a mentor by the company. What are some traits you would look for in a mentor?

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    I would prefer to be assigned a mentor by the company. With a company-assigned mentor, the mentor would have the exact skills, knowledge, and abilities that are needed to achieve success at the position that I have been hired for, in the company. A successful mentor would be able to "collaboratively set goals with action plans that define the key steps for achieving the goals" ...

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    The solution discusses workplace mentors and explains if it would be preferable to have a mentor chosen by yourself or by your employer. Traits that a mentor should have are also discussed.