I haven’t written a work post for a very long time. I’ve just been bumbling along for quite a while with no major events beyond the usual daily or weekly frustrations of my team.
Anyway, a thing happened today.
First, let’s back up for some history. I happened to edit a particular “career path” form at the end of last year, during a period where anyone who made edits was automatically entered into a competition to be mentored by someone on the executive team for the geo.
Well, someone from HR had hinted that I was on the short list a few weeks ago.
Today, instead of going to the monthly (boring, snore-fest) work community update (which I usually avoid anyway) I had a chat with the boys while himself made their lunch and then got on with some work. When the meeting finished a lovely colleague in support messaged me congratulations.
I was surprised.
Apparently, I got past the shortlist and I’m one of 15 people selected to spend 9 months being mentored by someone from the executive team.
I have no idea what to expect, no idea what I’m doing! I’m going to go into the process with an open mind and no expectations. I have been quite annoyed with things lately and I’d like to make a change in what I do, I even have an idea of a specific role I’d like to perform (that doesn’t even exist). So maybe its perfect timing! On the other hand, my imposter syndrome is running riot too.
That’s it, that’s the whole newsy post.
Wish me luck!
If you have any advice about how to approach being a mentee and what to expect, please share with me. I’m excited and a bit scared too.