Useful tools

Useful tools to help and guide you to make the most of

your mentor relationship

Relevant topics to discuss

A lot of different topics can be discussed with your mentor, but the primary focus should be career development. We have listed different topics below, that former mentees have discussed with their mentors. 

  • The job market outside the university
  • Choosing a career outside academia
  • Personal development
  • Personal SWOT analysis
  • Tools for structuring your time
  • Learning styles
  • Career direction
  • Work life-balance
  • Management
  • Innovation
  • Effectivity
  • Competence development
  • Career and children
  • Prioritisation
  • Decision making
  • Stress handling
  • Moving abroad
  • Project management
  • Conflict management 
  • Job seeking
  • How to write a CV and a job application
  • Job interviews and pay negotiating
  • Personal appearance
  • Presentation techniques
  • Networking, e.g LinkedIn
  • Staff development interviews

Free e-book: The Mentoring Journey

The Mentoring Journey is a short but very useful book! Read it and use it before, during and after your participation in the mentor programme.

Read it here