We help professionals connect with and empower the next generation of underserved business leaders by offering free 1-on-1 conversations that open career doors.Become an Advisor
Starting with just one 30-minute conversation per month, you can make an impact on someone's career.
Choose what services you’ll offer from the list below (or add your own!) Your guidance can help talented college students and young professionals land and excel in the job of their dreams.
Talent is everywhere. Opportunity is not. As an Advisor, you’ll help level the playing field for underserved professionals and make a meaningful impact on Advisees and their careers.
Career conversations are doors to opportunities that are inaccessible to many. Whether you’re a hiring manager, employee resource group member or an ally, your support can mean the world to an underserved student or young professional taking the next step in their career.
Whether you’ve pivoted many times in your career or pursued a steady path, you've gathered valuable insights and navigated “unspoken rules” along the way. As an Advisor, you’ll share your expertise and learnings with Advisees who are eager to learn from you as they navigate their own journeys.
Unlike traditional 1-on-1 mentor matching programs, you set your own capacity (starting with just one 30-minute conversation per month) and Advisees come to you. This helps ensure your guidance is as relevant as possible, while we take care of scheduling, capacity management and more so you can focus on being a great Advisor.
There’s no better feeling than making a positive impact on someone’s life. Through your Advisor Dashboard, you can stay in touch with your Advisees and join a community of like-minded Advisors who are passionate about building diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations.
“As a first-generation college student, it’s important to pass on the things I've learned to help level the playing field. Candoor has given me an incredible opportunity to do just that. Each of my conversations has been incredibly energizing — and in a short time, I’ve been able to make unique connections with professionals outside my usual bubble and make a tangible impact.”
“All of the Advisees I’ve spoken to have highly relevant interests to my background — and in the course of my conversations, I could see that I made an impact. I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the people who exposed me to new opportunities and supported me in achieving them, and Candoor has allowed me to be that cheerleader for others.”
“Everyone has a unique story that goes beyond LinkedIn logos and resume titles; it just takes some polish and practice to make this story shine. What I’ve enjoyed most about being an Advisor is collaborating with Advisees to amplify their narratives and support them during their journeys. As a child of immigrants, I am humbled to give back and do my duty to address the opportunity gap.”
“Candoor is a great way for me to pay it forward to the next generation of leaders. I’m so happy to be able to connect with young professionals efficiently and fruitfully.”
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To be eligible as a Candoor Advisor, you must have 1+ year of full-time work experience in the tech or business sectors and desire to pay learnings forward to support our community of Black, Latinx, Indigenous & other underserved Advisees. Industries that fall outside of our tech & business focus area include healthcare, law, and government - though we do aspire to expand to these in the future!
You do not! Advisors of all races and identities are encouraged to join. We pride ourselves in having a diverse community of Advisors who share a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
Candoor will be reviewing applications and onboarding our first Advisees to the platform in late Summer 2022. You can expect to start hearing from Advisees a few weeks afterwards.
This is not an expectation; however, if you feel like an Advisee would benefit from talking to someone you know, feel free to introduce them! Better yet, invite them to join Candoor so they can scale their impact and manage their availability through our platform.
Definitely! While Candoor excels at facilitating unlikely professional connections through 30-minute conversations, you’re more than welcome to stay in touch on a longer term basis with Advisees.