Instead of asking ‘What should I do’ about a situation, ask what she would have done. That way, she’s sharing her experiences, rather than making your decision.
Respect Her Time
Like any successful woman, your mentor is busy. A quick coffee with you becomes just one more item on her already packed to-do list. So give her options, says Kat Griffin, founder of the career-advice blog Corporette.com. Shoot her an e-mail and let her know you are open to coming to her, chatting on the phone, or just talking via e-mail. Give her plenty of time to get back to you— mailing questions that need ASAP advice is annoying.
Advice, Not Answers
She’s not your best friend, mom, or therapist. And, probably, she doesn’t feel comfortable telling you what you should do. “Instead of asking ‘What
Treating your mentor like your BFF? Not a good idea!