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Mission impossible: finding a mentor

August 5, 2007

My long search for a mentor is finally over. I have an appointment with my new mentor next month in September.

 It has taken me nigh on four months to find a mentor. My experience is that there are not enough mentors to go around and that those mentors you contact, take absolutely ages in replying to you. One further frustration is that the list of mentors on the CILIP website is not up-to-date, which I discovered when I contacted a mentor, only to find out that she already had her full quota of mentees, which was not mentioned on the website.

In my opinion, a framework of qualifications which relies on a mentoring scheme is fundamentally flawed, when there are not enough mentors to go around.