Become a Job Mentor

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What does being a volunteer job mentor involve?
A job mentor works one-on-one with a skilled migrant or refugee job seeker and shares the knowledge and experience about finding work in New Zealand. The service coordinator matches the job mentor with a job seeker who has similar skills, backgrounds or interests. As a job mentor, you will meet and contact your job seeker regular – planning, advising and supporting them in their steps towards meaningful employment. They also offer positive moral support during the job search process.

The ideal job mentor?
Job mentors are friendly, motivated people keen to share their knowledge about job searching and working in Wellington. They have empathy for the issues faced by new migrants and want to help them to meaningful work here in Wellington.

To find out more please look at the Job Mentor volunteer job description here.

How do I become a job mentor?
You attend a comprehensive, interactive training which covers the mentoring process, expectations, job-search strategies, overcoming barriers to employment – and more. You are equipped with an up-to-date kit about the job scene in Wellington and all the support services and resources available to job seekers here.  Then you are matched with a job seeker and begin your job mentoring – ongoing support and events take place through the year to help you, and the coordinator is always on hand.

What next?
To find out more about training and volunteering as a job mentor – see what is coming up or get in touch.