At a previous company, a friend had an exceptional mentor who helped him climb from mid-level to senior engineer in 1.5 years. I’ve struggled to find a mentor of similar caliber. What advice do you have for finding a good mentor?
One piece of advice I got: mentors choose mentees, not the other way around. If you were mentoring someone, what qualities would you want them to have? Aside from the obvious things like being respectful and hard-working, mentors will gravitate toward people who are high potential and passionate.
If you can cultivate those (and demonstrate them through emails, posts, or team meetings), you'll find that people want to start working with you and giving you advice.