Poll: Have you ever been a mentor?
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 08:24
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Yes Jun 14

As I said yesterday, in 1986, when I was recruited by an EU institution as contract staff I had a mentor for 1 year and later on I trained and mentored several new colleagues. I enjoy sharing with others what I've learned over the years as a way of giving back what has given me almost 40 years of career satisfaction…

 

Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:24
Member (2011)
French to English
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No Jun 14

No, but I have been approached to be a mentor and declined.

 

Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:24
Italian to English
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Sort of Jun 14

Only in the sense that I brought my son and daughter-in-law into this profession and give them a hand now and again.

Jorge Payan
 

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 03:24
Member (2004)
English to French
3 times for my professional order Jun 14

I'm a certified member of the OTTIAQ and students or young translators who want to become members can choose to be mentored. It's a 6 month process during which time the translator submits me 5000 translated words per month. I choose 1000, review the translations and discuss them with the translator. Each month, I submit a report to the organization about my observations and the translator's progress. I'm at my 3rd time now. It's very rewarding.

Laureana Pavon
 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 09:24
Spanish to English
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Other Jun 14

Not per se, but I'm usually willing to give pointers or lend a helping hand when asked.

Ricki Farn
 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
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mentor vs teacher vs coach vs educator vs tutor Jun 14

Depending on the definition/accent, I've been each of them)

 I consider senior colleagues, specialists, managers, and Team Leaders as mentors too. Sometimes just hearing or seeing is enough to learn something new and useful. Moreover, I use other people and their reason-effect-solution-consequence results as examples, learning how it may come out and why.

Shortly, if one uses his mistakes to improve himself, he will achieve the goals for sure: Self-learning/internaliza
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Depending on the definition/accent, I've been each of them)

 I consider senior colleagues, specialists, managers, and Team Leaders as mentors too. Sometimes just hearing or seeing is enough to learn something new and useful. Moreover, I use other people and their reason-effect-solution-consequence results as examples, learning how it may come out and why.

Shortly, if one uses his mistakes to improve himself, he will achieve the goals for sure: Self-learning/internalization is the key.
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