Career Mentee Program
Copyright ©–Mulligan 2020

Most of us use less than 15% of our potential. Our program wants
you to identify your potential and utilize our Route 5 Career Pathway Plan to help you end up in a 
career and location in life where you would like to be. 

In Podcast #2 on this website, we discuss the Triangle mentoring team concept; the Family Support Mentor, the Career Pathway Mentor and Specialty Mentors. We know that it is difficult to move to the location in this world where you want to be without a supporting network of people who can help you get there.

The Family Support Mentor is your mom and dad. The Career Pathway Mentor is the person who helps you learn about yourself, the world of work and guides you for at least four years or longer; someone who can help you get through high school, college and into a career field and positions that match your talent and interests. The Specialty Mentors are people who can help you in some way and are part of your network. You can begin with one of your parents as your Career Pathway Mentor and find that person who will fill the Career Pathway
role later. It could be an alum of your college, professor, friend of family or your manager at work who wants you to succeed.

Our primary goal is for you to learn and execute our Route 5 Career Pathway Plan. We ask you to identify and complete tasks each year to meet Five “P” Career Growth Goals that represent your Plan.
  • Position self on the right career pathway (work sector, industry, functional area and positions)
  • Prepare self for targeted career field and positions
  • Place self in targeted career field and positions
  • Perform at a high level completing tasks to advance
  • Personal satisfaction with present situation and performance

By meeting the five career growth goals each year in the Route 5 Career Pathway Plan, you will plan your career journey and advance to where you want to be rather leaving it to chance.

All of us would like to reach our potential but we probably will not become what we ought to be and should be without a Plan. We grow by acquiring knowledge, degrees, and experience. However, our growth should be aimed at becoming what we ought to be and should be. The Route 5 Career Pathway Plan and a Career Pathway Mentor can help you learn about yourself and the world of work and target and obtain positions that can advance and place you in locations in your career and life you never thought you could reach.

We have developed a Five Step Process for you to implement the Route 5 Career Pathway Plan with a Career Pathway Mentor or alone.

Five Step Process
Implementing Route 5 Career Pathway Plan
(Step One)- Obtain a PDF copy of My Career Mentor and Me and review the four sections, appendix and two contracts at the end of the book. One contract is for you to sign with Career Pathway Mentor and the other is to sign with parents if in college. Also review Podcast #4.

In (Section One -page 1) we define mentoring and describe how a Triangle Mentoring Team (Family Support Mentor, Career Pathway Mentor, and Specialist Mentors) can help young adults or mentees chart their career pathway, obtain new positions, be the best in their field and have a successful and enjoyable career journey. The question is who plays the Career Pathway Mentor and the Specialist Mentor roles?

In (Section Two -page 5) Career Mentor and mentee will review and learn the three stages of the One-On-One Career Planning and Management Process.

In Stage One (page 7)-We discuss the importance of building a trusting, performance facilitating and helping relationship.
In Stage Two-(page 9) -We review the Route 5 Career Pathway Plan and the importance of identifying Tasks to Meet Five "P" Career Growth Goals that helps a person place themselves and stay on the right career pathway.
In Stage Three - (page 9) -We discuss the importance of completing tasks to meet Five "P" Career Growth Goals of the Route 5 Career Pathway Plan using the Task Expert Process.

In (Section Three -page 11), the Career Mentor and mentee should review the three stages of the One-On-One CPM Process. There are 40 tasks that are listed in the book (pages 13 to 17) that are recommendations to be completed to meet the Five “P” Career Growth Goals, The mentee can select and add other tasks not listed in this book to meet the Five “P” Career Growth Goals. Review PDF books, The High School CareerCollege and Life Preparation Program, The Five Goal College Plan and Excelling as a Team Leader. All contain objectives and goals and tasks that can be added to meet the Five “P” Career Growth Goals.

In (Section Four -page 236) Career Mentors and mentees learn about The Career Growth Score Board which measures the tasks completed to meet the Five “P” Career Growth Goals. After discussing the completion of tasks, the Career Mentor asks young professional to target their future work sector, industry, functional area and positions.

At the end of the book, we have sample resumes, marketing letters and a working contract that should be agreed upon by the Career Mentor and mentee and a Partnership Expectation PAC that should be agreed upon between parents and the son/daughter if attending college.

(Step Two)- Execute Three Stages of One-On-One CPM Process in Section Three of the book, My Career Mentor and Me.

In Stage One (page 12), the Career Mentor and mentee need to get to know one another and develop a working, trusting and caring relationship. We identified some topics the Career Mentor and mentee could share with each other. The Career Mentor is motivated to help the mentee be successful and mentee should be excited about having a Career Mentor.

In Stage Two (pages 13-to-17), the mentee will review 40 tasks under the Five “P” Career Growth Goals and check off the ones he/she will complete.

15 tasks - Positioning Self on Right Career Pathway-
10 tasks - Preparing Self for Targeted Career Pathway
5 tasks - Placing Self in Targeted Career Field and Positions
5 tasks - Performing at High Level in H. S., College & Work to Advance
5 tasks -Personal Satisfaction in High School, College & Work
The mentee and Career Mentor can add tasks not listed that they think are important to complete to meet a certain goal. You can review:
There are other books that an individual can add to the list of tasks that need to be completed to meet each of the Five “P” Career Growth Goals. The plan is presented to the Family Support Mentors for their input.

In Stage Three (pages 18 to 236), the Career Mentor and mentee will use the Task Expert Process to identify where the mentee might need more information or coaching to complete each task. Once this process is completed, the mentee should proceed to complete tasks on his or her own or with specialty mentors. This procedure helps the mentee grow and it calls for honesty about one’s capability to complete a task alone.

The Task Expert Process- See Evaluation Scale Below
        Level One- Unconsciously incompetent- need to identify tasks to complete to meet Five
                          “P” Career Growth Goals
        Level Two- Consciously incompetent- willing but not able to complete all tasks listed-
                          need some coaching or information to complete task
        Level Three- Consciously Competent- willing and somewhat able-can complete task but
                             must think about what you are doing
        Level Four- Unconsciously Competent- able and willing-can complete task without
                           thinking about it- considered an expert now

Mentee proceeds to complete tasks alone, with Career Pathway Mentor or with Specialty Mentors.

(Step Three)- Evaluating Performance- Career Mentor and mentee should review the Career Growth Goal Score Board in the book My Career Mentor and Me and learn if all checked off tasks on pages 13 to 17 were completed.

The Four M’s (monitor, measure, modify and meet) should be operating all year in the One-On-One CPM process but at the end of the year or a designated point in time, the mentee needs to be evaluated in regard to completing the checked off tasks on pages 13 to 17.

Completing the tasks to meet the Five “P” Career Growth Goals each year should help the mentee have a better picture of what work sector, industry, functional area and positions should be targeted in the future.

Step Four- (Go to Tab -Books (contains assessments) and Tab-Podcasts at this website). Review all books and podcasts and identify and review the ones that will help you plan (set more tasks), manage and advance your career. In addition to using the primary book, My Career Mentor and Me. We again recommend reviewing the following books when setting tasks for yourself.

Step Five- (Go to Tab- Sponsors and Calendar at this website). Review sponsors so you learn about different companies and industries to plan your career. We will be adding sponsors on an ongoing basis and it is our desire to have representatives from a variety of industries.
You can check out the calendar for upcoming events.

Once you position, prepare and place yourself on the right career pathway and use your talent and grow, you want to keep executing the Route 5 Career Pathway Plan to be where you want to be in your career and life.

Meeting Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to Place Yourself
Where You Want To Be In Your Career and Life

Contact Us:

Mulligan and Associates
1600 Golf Road,
Suite 1200 
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

847-981-5725 (office)

847-533-1648 (cell)

Career Mentoring CenterIf you need additional career mentoring and counseling, please contact our Career Mentoring Center.

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