Most of the discussion that you will have with your mentor is centred around your individual goals for the partnership.
These goals are a clear roadmap of how you will reach your target, helping you to prioritise time spent and resources applied to make progress. Without goals, it can be difficult to objectively assess effectiveness of the tasks / projects that you are working on.
All goals that are set should be SMART goals and easy to measure progress against.
For further reading around setting goals:
- view our in-depth guide to SMART goals
- understand the RAG rating system (red, amber, green) that allows you to track progress
When you are ready to start putting your SMART goals down on paper, we recommend you use this template – clearly formatting your goals, whilst thinking about timelines and measures of success.