The service has a team of dedicated volunteer job mentors and in May 2019, 5 new mentors became part of this group through our Job Mentor’s Training. The job mentors are professionals with wide-ranging experience in different fields, who help job seekers by discussing job search strategies, creating a great CV and cover letter, practising for interviews, learning about cultural differences in the workplace and helping to clarify information about seeking a job in New Zealand.
The job mentors are a key part of the service and we deeply appreciate the effort and commitment of them. As well as mentoring a job seeker, they are guest speakers for workshops that happen at least once per month. So far this year we have had workshops on The Treaty of Waitangi, psychometric tests, writing good emails, managing change, LinkedIn and a session in Vodafone’s office.
Every Monday morning, we have a meeting that is popular with our job seekers. They decide about topics they would like to discuss and this is an opportunity for us to provide support, motivation, to talk about the workplace culture in New Zealand and strategies about how to find a job in New Zealand. Job seekers share what they are doing to find a job, their insights with the mentoring process and their challenges and achievements.
We have a holistic approach tailored to each job seeker. By registering for the Job Mentoring Service it is possible to learn new skills, meet new people and get the best support for your job seeking journey.
Contact Leticia Ferreira (Job Mentoring Service coordinator) for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org