We believe that a good UX mentor is willing to teach what he or she knows and accepts the mentee where they currently are in their professional development as a UX practitioner or manager. Good mentors can remember what it was like just starting out in the UX field. They are patient and understanding while they help guide their mentee and watch them grow in their design careers. A great mentor wants to see their mentees develop their design careers beyond the capabilities of the mentor.
We have identified eight common qualities that make a good mentor, they are as follows:
- Ability and willingness to share what you know
- Knowledge of your field
- Approachability, availability, and the ability to listen
- Honesty with diplomacy
- Objectivity and fairness
- Compassion and genuineness
If you believe you possess all of these qualities and can help foster the growth of other professionals in the UX field, please complete the form below so we can find the best mentee match for you.