Become a mentor IN MITT LIVS CHANS
Photo: Ann Jonasson Lignercrona
Who can become a mentor?
Most of the mentors in Mitt Livs Chans are recruited from Mitt Liv's partner companies and are funded by our collaborations. Since we have a high demand for mentors, we also recruit private individuals with a relevant background. The latter make up för 25 % of enrolled mentors in the program and are funded through our consulting services. To become a mentor, we see that you:
- are established in the Swedish job market and have a post-secondary education
- are committed, curious, a good listener, and have the capability to support a person based on the person’s circumstances and goals
- have leadership experience – however, this is not a requirement. Commitment and interest can outweigh leadership experience.
We welcome all mentors to apply regardless of mother tongue, but since our programs are offered either in Swedish or English you have to be fluent in one of those languages to apply.
Your task as a mentor
As a mentor, your job is to guide your mentee based on the person’s needs, situation and goals. It can be questions concerning the Swedish labor market, job searching, or a specific industry. We match mentors and mentees primarily on educational background and experience. For the mentee it’s important that the mentor feels commitment for the assignment and can set aside the time that is necessary for building a rewarding relationship.
Choose between two program formats
Mitt Livs Chans WITH FACE-To-face meetings | 4 months
- Language: Swedish
- Location: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Linköping/Norrköping
- Joint networking sessions: 4 x 2 h, where both mentees and mentors participate.
Sessions are held 6-8 pm in the evenings.
- Mentor meetings: Min. 4 (scheduled by the mentee and mentor)
Mitt Livs Chans Online | 4 MONTHS
- Language: English
- Location: An online program which is available from anywhere in Sweden via our web platform (you need a computer with internet connection and audio/webb camera)
- Joint networking sessions (online): 4 x 1 h, where both mentees and mentors participate.
Sessions are held 11.45-12.45 pm during lunch hours.
- Mentor meetings (online): Min. 4 (scheduled by the mentee and mentor)
Content: The joint sessions in the program aim to improve the mentees' skills in the job search process, as well as to give both mentees and mentors the opportunity to network with other participants. The themes of the meetings is "networking in practice", "CV strategy", "interview training" and "Swedish organizational culture".
THE VALUE OF BEING A MENTOR
- A sense of meaning when you have the opportunity to make a difference for another person
- Increased insight into issues concerning diversity and inclusion
- An expanded professional network with other mentees and mentors
- Awareness of one's own prejudices and excluding behaviors, and a better understanding of other cultures
- A developed ability to lead and coach others
How do I apply?
To apply, you need to fill out our application form. Before you apply, make sure that you have decided what program you want to apply for.
If you have any questions, please contact our program managers for each program/region.
To be able to support more mentees we are currently in need of mentors who can guide two mentees. A dual mentorship means that you as a mentor are matched with two mentees who you support and coach during the program. If this sound interesting, please indicate this in your application (we will ask about this in the form).