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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.

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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!

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