I recently had a call with one of the mentors from Wall Street Mentors. He was a nice guy that after answering a few of his questions he seemed inetersted in my profile. I didn't message him to talk about helping me get my next job but about what I could do to reach my end goal of working in Emerging Markets Asset Management. I chose him based on his similar experience (he did EM PE for a BB) and I'm glad I did. He advised me that getting a job that would train me in financial analysis/modelling is a must (so IB, ER, Buyside Research), and to cater myself as an EM specialist on my resume/networking as much as I can.
He was very real with me based on my background and told me the realities of my expectations. Since I went to a non-target, the next 5-10 years are going to be crucial for me to get to my goal. Luckily I have a profile that he thinks will be amazing in the next few years as according to him I'm 'unique' in the sense that I want to work in a EM country, I speak the language and know the culture (at least of LATAM).
Finally, he mentioned he wants to keep in touch and looks forward to hearing back on my developments. I'm happy to have chatted with him and I think the service is worth it.
One big TIP for everyone that's thinking of doing this. Learn as much as you can about the mentor you choose. I google/linkedin him, read his blog, his numerous profiles, deals he's been part of etc. If you are interested about what your mentor has done in his life, I think he's going to pay more attention at what you have to say.