Coaching vs Mentoring – What’s the Difference?

Posted in IT Jobs , IT Recruitment , Recruit IT News on December 3, 2014

Recruit IT Coaching vs Mentoring


Recruit IT currently has several roles requiring the skills to lead, coach and mentor.

Because these skills can have a real impact on work colleagues, it’s important to be able to differentiate between coaching vs mentoring.

Following are Five Key Differences between Coaching and Mentoring:

  • Coaching is task oriented
    Mentoring is relationship oriented
  • Coaching is short term
    Mentoring is always long term
  • Coaching is performance driven
    Mentoring is development driven
  • Coaching does not require design
    Mentoring requires a design phase
  • The coachee’s immediate manager is a critical partner in coaching
    In mentoring, the immediate manager is indirectly involved

Now that you are an expert on the differences, head over to Recruit IT’s IT Job Search and fire your application off to us here!

You can source more detail about each of these differentiators plus examples of which situations to consider coaching vs. mentoring here.