Please be aware of the following when you are arranging to meet or speak with a Connector, On Demand Advisor or Alumni Mentor.
- Be on time for agreed meetings or calls. Most Supporters on Kandu networks are mentoring in their free time. An average Supporter’s consultancy or coaching day rate would run to hundreds if not thousands of pounds, so their time is extremely precious. Please ensure you arrive for any agreed meetings on time, and if you need to cancel, do so with plenty of notice.
- Do your research on your mentor before you meet or speak. Click on their Linked In URL or company website on their Kandu profile. Knowledge about your mentor's area of specialty or organisation will help you prepare more intelligent and productive questions.
- Be clear on what you want from the meeting. This is your opportunity to learn. Be prepared with a series of open-ended questions that will help stimulate your discussion and enable you to learn as much as you can.
- Leave a lasting impression. After your meeting, say thanks with a Kandu Supporter award. Kandu believes in supporting and celebrating the most effective Supporters. We encourage all Mentees to ‘endorse’ Supporters wherever possible. So if they helped you to achieve specific goals and tasks, award a Supporter by clicking on the Endorsement button on their Kandu profile.
- Hope, but do not expect, introductions from Connectors. Connectors may be happy to introduce you to their networks, but they may equally decide such introductions might be premature or inappropriate. Respect their network.
- We do not expect Supporters to directly sell their services or products to Mentees or try to employ Mentees while they remain on this network. Please make Kandu aware if this occurs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org