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    To find a job, you sometimes need a helping hand, especially when you’re young and not familiar with labour market laws. Having a mentor allows you to take stock of your background, your desires, and to respond to job offers more effectively … and it works!

    What is a mentor?

    At DUO for a JOB, a mentor is somebody who is both available and who has experience in your professional field, who has been trained, and who accompanies you for a maximum period of 6 months. Each week, she/he advises you, answers your questions about your background, advises how to promote your skills, while giving you the benefit of her/his practical experience feedback. It’s a good way to take an objective look at yourself, to encourage your ambition and your self-confidence, or to extend your network.

    To participate, you must :

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    Be between 18 and 33 years old

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    Have a non-EU nationality OR be Belgian with an immigration background (at least a parent or grandparent was born outside the EU)

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    Have a valid Belgian residence permit (except student visas or orange cards)

    During the programme, your mentor can help you develop :

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    Your CV and motivation letters

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    Your self-confidence

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    Your professional network

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    Your capabilities

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    How to handle a job interview

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    NO DEGREE OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

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    3 out of 4 young people find a job, an internship or training

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    9 out of 10 mentors repeat the experience

    A word from our mentees!

    quote This experience led to several job interviews. I met some wonderful people who invested so much in order to help us find work. quote

    Arlette, Brussels, 27 years old

    quote It’s exactly the mentor I wanted! quote

    Lizhen, Brussels, 29 years old

    quote Excellent experience with a lot of motivating exchanges. quote

    Nazir, Brussels, 26 years old

    quote DUO is a means of doubling one’s capacity. quote

    Chris, Brussels, 31 years old

    quote I am motivated to have a coordinator as Anaïs and a mentor as Sabine who do everything for my project. I have a joie de vivre in a friendly and pleasant environment with all their kindness. quote

    Marie-Ange, Brussels, 24 years old

    quote I hadn’t met a single person like him in Belgium. We’ve really built a relationship of trust. And needless to say, I will continue to meet with him once I actually start working.” says Khalid, once again hopeful. Jean-Louis concludes, visibly touched, that he has “already received so much in return from his mentee. quote

    Jean-Louis & Khalid, Liege

    quote From the very start, I knew she was cut out to launch her own business.” explains Pascale. Meanwhile Afaf has launched her own sewing workshop! Afaf replies, “I know it’s not DUO’s main aim, but Pascale gave me incredible moral support. quote

    Pascale & Afaf, Brussels

    quote DUO is an experience that goes beyond just helping someone find work.” discovered Joëlle. “We joined forces to identify Samsam’s talents and to find out what she wanted to do with her life. Samsam adds, ” It’s thanks to people like Joëlle that I am starting to feel at home in Belgium. quote

    Joëlle & Samsam, Antwerp

    quote I love DUO. A team that is both professional and honest. I love the attitude and energy. It can simply make life better! quote

    Yasser, Brussels, 25 years old

    quote It may just be a tiny little drop in the ocean, but I feel like mentoring my four duos has left its mark. ” says Joëlle. ” Three of the four mentees I helped have found a job. We are still in touch. It’s really satisfying as a mentor to know that you can make a difference. quote

    Joëlle & Jean-Hubert, Brussels

    quote DUO is just the programme I needed. It enabled me to go further in my search efforts towards employment. I gained experience. I regret that I did not hear about this programme much sooner but I am very proud of all I have learned from it quote

    Francine, Brussels, 30 years old

    quote I have learned so much. Thanks to DUO, I have regained confidence in myself. I had run out of ideas. I was lost and now I have found myself quote

    Ali, Brussels, 22 years old