Secure connections

Connecting to professional networks and having a mentor gives you insights into the local job market

Find a mentor

Mentor programYou have skills, education and some great work experience – but how do you find that job?

The answer could be a mentor. A mentor is someone who shares your professional background and knows how the local labour market works, so they can advise you on all areas of job-seeking.

You can find a mentor yourself or join a professional association where you can connect with potential mentors.

The Kaleidoscope Initiative is planning to launch a mentoring program in 2018.

Register your interest in being part of our first mentoring pilot program

 


Professional networks, industry bodies and associations

 Professional associations represent a group of workers from a particular industry. Joining a professional association or network usually costs a fee, but the benefits are many including:

  • Networking
  • Meeting a mentor
  • Job vacancy information
  • Keeping up-to-date about changes to workplace law
  • Keeping up-to-date with trends
  • Awareness of employment prospects.

Use these 5 tips to develop your networking skills.

Many communities have established professional immigrant networks which play important roles in promoting immigrant talent, and connecting newcomers to information, networks and mentors.

Learn more about Kaleidoscope’s Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) program.


LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional business networking website that allows members to connect with others in their industry, search for jobs and showcase achievements. There are around 4 million active users in Australia. Signing up to LinkedIn is free.