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4 Factors of Effective Mentor Matching Criteria

A successful mentor matching process sets up the mentoring relationships for success. Here are some best practices we recommend and a form you can use.


Mentor-mentee matching criteria is one of the essential pieces we review and highlight during our consultations. So we wanted to put some best practices here for a quick review.

Mentor-mentee matching really sets up the relationships for success. A successful pairing process takes into account the criteria below so that the mentoring pair can easily discuss career, expectations, skills to develop and more.

We can categorize criteria as follows:

1. Basic information

  • Frist name
  • Last name
  • Organization
  • Current Role
  • Location
  • Personality assessment

2. Demographic Information

  • Age
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Community of affiliation

3. Mentorship related

  • Barriers to success
  • Mentorship expectations
  • Mentorship goals
  • Benefits

4. Professional

  • Career goals and aspirations
  • Skills to develop
  • Years of experience
  • Current level
  • Department
  • Industry
  • Major

You can ask questions to mentors and mentees using a form to match up based on the above criteria before kicking off the mentoring program.

If you'd don't want to spend time putting together the form, matching and introducing participants, our mentor matching software can help. Qooper's mentoring platform and mentoring app matches up mentors and mentee using a smart matching algorithm and also takes over the introduction work. You can schedule a demo here.

If you'd like to pair up mentors and mentees yourself, you can also download the recommended criteria below:

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