You are job-hunting? You don’t know where to start and you would like to benefit from appropriate and personalised advice from somebody with experience?
DUO for a JOB will provide you with all this. By your side for a period of 6 months and on a weekly basis for 2 to 3 hours at a time, you and your mentor will put everything in place to launch your professional career.
Be between 18 and 33 years old
Have a non-EU nationality OR be Belgian with an immigration background (at least a parent or grandparent was born outside of EU)
Have a valid Belgian residency card (no student visa or orange card)
Your CV and motivation letters
Your professional network
Your skills in job interviews
NO DIPLOMA OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
"From the very start, I knew she was cut out to launch her own business. " explains Pascale. Meanwhile Afaf has launch her own sewing workshop! Afaf replies, "I know it is not the main goal of DUO, but Pascale gave me incredible moral support."
Pascale & Afaf, duo from Brussels, 2018
"I find this project both promising and positive. I wanted to share my experience with others; today this is the case with my mentee"
Luc, Mentor, 65 years old
"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 says, " It is thanks to people like Joëlle that I am starting to feel at home in Belgium."
Joëlle & Samsam, duo from Antwerp, 2018
"I love DUO ; A team that is both professional and honest. I love the spirit and energy that reigns there. It can simply make life better!"
Yasser, Syrian, 25 years old
"It is so well thought out and organised that I wouldn’t stop anymore!"
Chantal, Mentor, 67 years old
"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."
Joëlle & Jean-Hubert, duo from Brussels, 2018
"With DUO for a JOB, I had the chance to pass on the best of a whole lifetime and was then surprised to realise that I was actually receiving much more in return, from both the association and my mentee"
Jacques, Mentor, 70 years old
"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"
Francine, Congolese, 30 years old
"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, hopeful once again. Jean-Louis concludes, visibly touched, that he has " already received so much in return from his mentee."
Jean-Louis & Khalid, duo from Liège, 2018
"Both exciting and rewarding, each DUO broadens the humanity’s horizons"
Françoise, Mentor, 62 years old
"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"
Ali, Pakistani, 22 years old