I believe mentoring is important because even with the best of intentions and policy protocols, academic processes tend to be opaque. Mentors can increase the level of transparency needed to negotiate career pathways.
I came to ANU in 2016. I have over thirty years teaching and research experience including considerable HDR completions. I have experience in convening a very large PhD program cohort. I have served on bodies for local and international academic professional associations. So I am familiar with most aspects of university life ECRs need to negotiate.
*This mentor prefers remote mentoring via Zoom etc.