Speed Mentoring

Do you find it difficult to see a career path within procurement or materiel management? Are you wondering what comes next for you? Are you unsure which job opportunities to pursue to give you the knowledge, competencies and skills desired by hiring managers? Are you looking for career advice but aren’t getting anywhere?

CIPMM is proud to announce that this year, the 28th annual National Workshop offers you the opportunity to meet with current or recently retired senior managers within the fields of procurement and materiel management for a one-on-one career mentoring session. Each session will only last 15 minutes, so come prepared to ensure you get the most out of this rare opportunity.

To ensure your spot, make sure to stop by the "Speed Mentoring" area near the registration booth during breakfast the day of the event, and select the time and the person you wish to meet with. Please note that this is not a recruiting session, but rather a discussion regarding career planning. You are asked to ensure that your questions reflect the intended nature of the discussion.

Meet the 2017 CIPMM Mentors

Guidelines for Speed Mentoring:

  • Remember to briefly describe your education, competencies and career path so far.
  • Provide your own perspective on future opportunities.
  • Create a positive impression and build rapport.
  • Prepare questions in advance.
  • Be relaxed, professional and open-minded.
  • Be ready to listen and willing to learn and grow.
  • Please respect your allotted time.

Things to Avoid:

  • Don’t ask for a job.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  • Don’t forget to silence your cell phone.
  • Don’t be negative.
  • Don’t arrive late (or not show up at all!)

What to expect on the day of the Event:

  • Registration will be open until 11:30. Mentees may select which mentor they wish to speak to and appointments will be given on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to ensure that appointment times are kept. A CIPMM volunteer will meet you at your designated area.

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