Instamentor FAQ

Answers to some of the most common questions.


Common questions related to mentoring.

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The monthly job interview coaching includes weekly 1:1s with a mentor, where you can use that time for anything (mock interviews, resume improvement, career consulting).

In addition to that, signing up coaching plan gives you access to the private slack channel where you can text your mentor at any time (unlimited).

The mock interview is an on-demand, 45 minutes to 1-hour session with a mentor, and does not include access to the private slack channel.

Simply put, all of our mentors have "been there and done that" in their careers. 

Tim and Chunzhao aced the world's most challenging software engineer interviews at Google and Facebook.

Yan successfully switched from a Biochemistry Ph.D. program to the tech industry, found her passion in technology and software products, and became a female tech leader at amazon.

Chen, a data analytics veteran, was one of the founding members of Amazon Ads. Her analytics and insights paved the way for a multi-billion dollars advertising business for Amazon.

A data science and product director, Arielle invented a revolutionary fraud detection algorithm (patented) to fight fraud.

Leon (instamentor founder) built world-class machine learning research and engineering teams at the world's largest tech company  Apple.

Our mentors/coaches are carefully screened and invited, most of them through our founder's world-class professional network.

Instamentor stands as a testimony of our strong belief in professional mentorship.

Professional counsel during a job search makes a huge difference in its success.

A job seeker that has a professionally accomplished mentor on his side is stronger and better-prepared.

A mentor will heighten the job seeker’s professional awareness, interview skills and guide them on their career path.

Shorten what you would learn in months on your own with a few mentoring sessions.

We use Zoom Video for our meeting.

You will be able to see a mentor's calendar (after purchase) and select a time that works best for both of you.

You can contact your mentor if you need to make changes at least 24 hours before the meeting.

Job search is an intricate process. However, here are some typical questions we heard a lot from our conversations:

  1. What are the pros and cons of choosing a software engineer track vs. a data scientist career?
  2. Which programming languages should I choose interviewing?
  3. Can I survive on a 100K annual salary in Silicon Valley?
  4. Which team at the FAANG Company should I aim for based on my current skill set?

The best way to address your specific career questions is to understand your goals and work with your mentor to create a customized plan.

Instamentor’s mentors are renowned professionals who currently or previously had worked at a top technology company such as FAANG companies or similar.

Instamentor's founding team makes sure the mentors in the network are trustworthy, reliable, and good at mentoring. 

1. Go to a mentor's page, click on the Mock interview or Career Service tab, and select a service.

2. At the bottom of the service description, you can find a blue button like General consulting with Leon Wei. Click on the button to make a payment.

3. After successful payment, you will be redirected to the mentor's calendar page, where you can book a meeting immediately.

If you are unsure which mentor to choose from, send us an email ( or chat with us online by clicking the red button on the bottom right of this page.

Share your LinkedIn profile or resume, dream jobs, and specific requests/goals with us.

Our team will match you with a mentor based on your request within 24 hours.

Instamentor's mentor network consists of experienced professionals ready to help you to step into the game.

We understand things might change - as long as you contact your mentor and make a cancellation request at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting, you will get a full refund.

You can't get a refund if a meeting is canceled within 24 hours.


Common questions related to billing.

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No problem, if you are not 100% satisfied with a mentoring session, contact us within 24 hours after the session, and we will refund you, no questions asked.

More questions? Feel free to contact us.