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Sign up for our FREE, INTENSIVE and MADE TO MEASURE coaching program: for 6 months, 2 to 3 hours a week, you and your mentor will work hard to get you a job!
Your professional project
Your CV and motivation letters
Your professional network
The way you handle job interviews
Your language skills
We regularly talk about our mentors, our mentees, our duos… But in the shadows, discreet and attentive, are also… our coordinators!
Jorge & Walter
This experience led to several job interviews. I met some wonderful people who invested so much in order to help us find work.
Arlette, Brussels, 27 years old
It’s exactly the mentor I wanted!
Lizhen, Brussels, 29 years old
Excellent experience with a lot of motivating exchanges.
Nazir, Brussels, 26 years old
Be between 18 and 33 years old
Have a parent or grandparent born outside the European Union
Have a valid residence permit in Belgium (no orange cards nor student visas)
But beyond the employment results, mentoring also allows these young people to develop many skills that will serve them throughout their lives. After 6 months as a duo, it is estimated that:
of young people feel more independent/autonomous in their job search.
of young people who were previously lost in the job market were able to define a career plan with their mentor.
of young people were able to expand their professional and/or social network.
The key to the success of DUO for a JOB’s mentoring program is a solid methodology built around several stages:
Digital or face-to-face, in the city of your choice, this is an opportunity to present the project to you and answer your questions.
You meet one of our coordinators to talk about yourself: your background, your experience, your expectations, and so on. This information will help us find the right mentor for you!
The coordinators match up new pairs on the basis of a number of criteria: sector of activity, languages spoken, personality, interests, availability, etc.
For one hour, you meet your potential future mentor and you get to know each other… an important step in validating (or not) the future duo!
Signing of the Agreement
Your mentor, your coordinator and yourself sign the agreement that officially marks the start of your mentoring period.
Period of mentoring
For 6 months (maximum), your pair will move forward at their own pace to achieve the goals you have set yourselves: getting a permanent contract, finding a training course, passing your driving test, improving your French or Dutch…
Our mentoring programme is not just for young refugees. It is aimed at young people of foreign origin, i.e. all young people with a foreign nationality (outside the European Union), but also all young Belgians who have a parent or grandparent born abroad (outside the EU).
Why is this? It has been statistically proven that having a foreign background is a hindrance on the job market.
Our action is therefore aimed at restoring equal opportunities for all.
Having a mentor by your side really increases your chances on the job market. 7 out of 10 young people find a job, an internship or a training course thanks to their duo!
After attending an information session, you will meet with a coordinator from Duo for a Job who will take the time to assess your background, your expectations and your personality. Following this interview, you will be matched by Duo for a Job with the mentor who best suits you! Depending on your availability, you will meet your mentor for the first time and if you want to continue the adventure together, you will start your duo!
These steps usually take between 15 days and 1 month.
Think again! 25% of the young people we mentor have a higher education degree. In the job search, a degree is not everything. Your mentor can help you to better understand the codes of the sector, share his or her experience with you, help you build a network, etc.
Of course! Each duo starts with an inventory to be made together: who you are, what you like to do, what your skills are, what your priorities are, etc. All this information will allow you to better define the path you want to take.
No, you don’t need to have any qualifications or professional experience before starting your duo.