While new hosts may not have yet received any bookings or review they have the option to request recommendations from people they know. On the personal profile page of all Chumaround members is an option to get recommendations from people they know. Recommendations are similar to reference letters and are written by people who are familiar with the users work or character and who have positive remarks to make. It’s a tool that allows registered users to write a recommendation or personal reference attesting to the skills, abilities, and experiences of the member.
Ultimately, both hosts and guest will make a mutual decision to connect, so it’s highly recommended that all users consider having a friend, former employer, or acquaintance write a personal recommendation on their profile page.
Once you leave your recommendation, other members will be able to see it to get a better understanding of someone. This is an important tool that can be used when making a decision to book your new mentor.