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how long should I expect to wait to get a response from a mentor I'm considering?


David George Port Saint Lucie, FL

I just started contacting mentors that may be a good fit for my situation and so far only one has responded and told me he's going to be unavailable for a week. Should I just continue making contact with others if I don't get a response within a few days? I haven't used this system before so I don't know what to expect

8 August 2020 4 replies Mentoring



Colleen Deere New York, NY

Hi David, I’d suggest reaching out to several more advisors here on the site so you can get a range of advice and some might have more availability than others. Feel free to send additional messages to folks and hopefully you can get a mentoring conversation scheduled soon. Best of luck!

8 August 2020 Helpful answer


Dr. Les Wright West Bend, WI

Hi David,

Having multiple mentors is not unusual. if you are seeking a mentor for different areas, i would recommend selecting one for each.


Sharon Parker Roanoke, TX

Hi, David - thank you for your service!

What are you looking for in a mentor? What field? What subject(s)? I've coached many veterans who use this site and would offer to be a mentor if you could provide a some context. Thanks!


David George Port Saint Lucie, FL

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll do that but I'm also wondering if I will be able to have a phone conversation with one or more of them so that I can get a sense of how we might work together in the future if that seems possible based on their other activities

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