Great advice for all KMP mentees

We asked Simone, one of our past mentees what advice she would give to a new mentee starting the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program?

“Do all the activities recommended, take this program seriously, be proactive and catch up with your mentor as much as you can and ask questions! Take advantage of every single piece of advice and suggestion given by them. And the most important (my Mentor said this to me on the day of my interview) be yourself, you are amazing!” 

Simone is an accounting professional from Brazil. She moved to Australia more than five years ago and had been struggling to secure a job in her profession in Australia. In 2021, Simone completed the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and within a few months of graduating she had secured her first professional job in Australia. Simone’s mentor recommended her to some of her former colleagues and this helped Simone to secure her new position as an External Auditor at one of WA’s largest full-service accounting firms.  

We asked Simone to tell us about her employment journey, including some of the challenges she faced finding work in Australia and the key benefits she got out of the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program. 

“When I moved to Australia, I found searching for work very challenging.  I’m not an Australian Citizen and I don’t have permanent residency, I also lacked confidence because I did not have work experience in my field in Australia.  

Being a participant in the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program increased my confidence and taught me to be myself. I learnt how to write a resume and cover letter; how to search for jobs and even the correct search words to use to find suitable job advertisements.  

I really enjoyed meeting with other mentees and sharing our experiences. I loved every single meeting with my mentor and all the support and constructive suggestions she gave to me!  

Through the program I discovered that Australians have a more flexible way of working, for example, casual Fridays. I learnt the importance of follow-up emails or calls after applying for a job or having an interview. I didn’t do this before! The program also enabled me to meet my mentor and other mentors from my field. I had the opportunity to hear about their experience and advice.” 

The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program helps skilled professional newcomers improve their employment potential by matching them with mentors from their industry or occupation. The program assists newcomers to build professional networks and increase knowledge of both recruitment practices and a better understanding of their profession locally. For more information about the program visit www.kaleidoscopeinitiative.com.au/mentoring-program.

Mentor information session – online

Are you interested in becoming a Mentor in the award winning Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and would like more information?

Register now for our online information session and find out everything you need to know about the program, eligibility criteria and the application process.


Event details:

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Online from 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Click here to register.

Spaces are limited, so register today to avoid missing out!


We continuously recruit mentors whom we match with mentees in our upcoming mentee intake. Our next Mentee intake for Cycle 1 – 2022 opened on 12 October 2021 and the cycle will commence in February 2022.  If you would like to apply click the button below.

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Mentee information session – online

Are you interested in becoming a Mentee in the award winning Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and would like more information?

Register now for an upcoming online information session and find out everything you need to know about joining our next cycle which commences in February 2022.


Event details:

Monday 25 October 2021

Online from 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Click here to register.

Spaces are limited, so register today to avoid missing out!


Applications for Cycle 1 – 2022 are now open and will close on 26 November 2021.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please click on the link below.

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Kaleidoscope job readiness workshop series – October 2021

Register today for our free Kaleidoscope job readiness workshop series.

This three-day workshop is designed to enhance job skills and knowledge, and boost employability.

Workshop dates: 18 – 20 October 2021

Workshop times: 9.00am – 2.30pm each day

Topics include:

Places are limited and registration is essential.

Click here to register.

NOTE: Attending all sessions will support your eligibility to join the award winning Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program that is working to help skilled newcomer professionals improve their employment potential by matching them with mentors from their industry or occupation.

Mentee information session – online

Are you interested in becoming a Mentee in the award winning Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and would like more information?

Register now for an upcoming online information session and find out everything you need to know about joining our next cycle which commences in February 2022.


Event details:

Thursday 7 October 2021

Online from 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Click here to register.

Spaces are limited, so register today to avoid missing out!


Applications for Cycle 1 – 2022 will open in October 2021.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please complete the expression of interest form and we will notify you as soon as you can apply.

EOI for mentees

Mentee information session – online

Are you interested in becoming a Mentee in the award winning Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and would like more information?

Register now for an upcoming online information session and find out everything you need to know about joining our next cycle which commences in February 2022.


Event details:

Thursday 23 September 2021

Online from 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Click here to register.

Spaces are limited, so register today to avoid missing out!


Applications for Cycle 1 – 2022 will open in October 2021.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please complete the expression of interest form and we will notify you as soon as you can apply.

EOI for mentees


 

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