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  1. Introduction: Past & Future Goals

    • Mentor shares their background and career journey leading to their current role.
    • Mentee discusses their background and outlines their future goals.
  2. Exploring Interests & Resources

    • Delve into the mentee's interests, clarifying any uncertainties.
    • Mentor offers information and suggests relevant resources tailored to the mentee's interests. For instance, discussing distinctions between roles like Technical Director (TD) and Software Engineer (SWE), or recommending conferences like Grace Hopper or Lightbox based on the mentee's preferences.
  3. Developing Hard Skills

    • Mentor describes a typical day in their professional life and the tasks they undertake.
    • Identify and prioritize practical skills necessary for the mentee's desired career path.
  4. Cultivating Soft Skills & Addressing Hurdles

    • Discuss crucial communication skills and strategies for building effective interpersonal relationships in the workplace.
    • Address common challenges such as imposter syndrome and offer coping mechanisms.
  5. Resume Review

    • Mentee shares their resume for feedback and suggestions from the Mentor.
    • Optionally, the Mentor can provide their own resume as a reference or example.
  6. Wrap-Up and Additional Support

    • Summarize key takeaways from the session and outline any action items for the mentee.
  7. Optional Bonus Session 
    • Conduct Optionally, conduct a mock interview to simulate real-world scenarios and refine interview skills.