WHAT IS mentoring for professionals?

Getting a job in a new country can be extremely tricky. Even if you are highly qualified in your chosen field, you may find it harder than expected to secure employment without local knowledge, experience, or contacts.

With our professional mentoring programme, we hope to help international candidates boost their job search and integrate into the Swiss job market.

What is SIVO’s professional mentoring programme?

In collaboration with Job Integration for Foreigners (JIFF), we run a mentoring programme to help qualified international professionals integrate into the local job market.

Our mentees are international residents looking for work. SIVO matches these mentees with a mentor who is more established in Switzerland, who can use their relevant experience to help the mentee pursue their career goals.

Our mentor-mentee pairs agree on a time commitment and a duration for their participation ⁠— usually around two hours per month for about six months. They then spend this time working towards a particular goal (e.g. helping the mentee find employment in their desired field).

“I took great pleasure in being able to accelerate someone’s process of getting ready for the Swiss job market.”

Rami Molander, mentor

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Rami Molander, mentor

“I took great pleasure in being able to accelerate someone’s process of getting ready for the Swiss job market.”

“I was fortunate to be linked with a mentor that extended beyond our time in the programme who I learned so much from and have since been able to collaborate with.”

Sara Bresnahan, mentee

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2020-08-24T17:07:27+02:00

Sara Bresnahan, mentee

“I was fortunate to be linked with a mentor that extended beyond our time in the programme who I learned so much from and have since been able to collaborate with.”

“Don’t depend on your mentor to hold your hand the whole way. Just like a fitness trainer, they will show you the moves and it’s up to you to perform them when he/she is not there.”

Rex Moribe, mentee

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2020-08-24T17:04:08+02:00

Rex Moribe, mentee

“Don’t depend on your mentor to hold your hand the whole way. Just like a fitness trainer, they will show you the moves and it’s up to you to perform them when he/she is not there.”
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HOW can I join the programme?

If you’d like to join our programme as a mentor or a mentee, please get in touch at mentoring-programme@sivo.ch.

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TO MAKE THEM FEEL WELCOME, SAFE AND SUPPORTED WHILE THEY WAIT FOR THEIR APPLICATIONS TO BE ASSESSED.   TOGETHER WE CAN GIVE THEM A LITTLE HOPE FOR THEIR FUTURE!

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