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Mentor workshops are 1 hour phone or video calls targeted at the Mentee's specific needs. As an output of all workshops, the Mentor and Mentee will work on a 5-point action plan together. Download the template for the action plan here.

More info on Career Pathfinder, Career Progression, Startup Kickstarter and Business Growth Workshops below the how it works section.

How it works:
1. Mentees click request next to Virtual Coffee on their chosen Mentor's profile. A text box will appear where you can add some text explaining who they are and what they'd like to discuss.
2. After the request is sent, the Mentor will review the Mentee's profile and request text, and accept or deny depending on their capacity.
3. If the Mentor accepts, a chat will open in Messages between the two parties. At this point, the Mentee must pay the agreed fee for the workshop to begin sending messages.
4. Once the Mentee has paid, the Mentor and Mentee can chat freely to agree topics of discussion, send relevant document attachments and arrange the hour phone or video call at a time that suits both parties.
5. For a phone call, the Mentee should share their phone number with the Mentor. For a video call, exchange necessary username details for Skype or a preferred platform.
6. At the agreed time, the Mentor should call the Mentee.
7. During or after the call, the Mentor and Mentee should work together to fill out the 5-point key action plan template (sent to all Mentors) for the Mentee to take away.
8. Once the plan is received and the Mentee has no remaining questions, the Mentor will press “End Session” in that chat window.
9. The Mentee can then agree or disagree that the service has been provided. If the Mentee disagrees – Wiseup will contact the Mentor to resolve.
10. Once the Mentee agrees to close, the chat will end and the Mentee can leave a review for the Mentor, which is visible on their public profile.

Career Pathfinder Workshop

For any student or graduate who is looking to kick off their first career. Review career goals, any CV or job application during the workshop to help kickstart a career.

Suggested topics of discussion:

  • Graduate role applications
  • CV optimisation
  • Assessment centres
  • Interview tips
  • Long-term career goals
  • Apprenticeships
  • Qualifications

Career Progression Workshop

For professionals looking to secure that promotion, reach towards the top of an industry or change their career in the right direction. Review a current CV or any job application answers to get feedback from an experienced professional.

Suggested topics of discussion:

  • Leadership
  • People management
  • Technical skills
  • Qualifications
  • Interview and application tips for senior positions
  • CV optimisation for senior positions

Startup Kickstarter Workshop

For prospective entrepreneurs or small business owners who want feedback on their business and how to get things moving. Mentors can give guidance on how to structure a business plan or review a current plan.

Suggested topics of discussion:

  • Business idea and USP
  • Digital and traditional marketing
  • Scalability
  • Risk assessment
  • Branding
  • Financial management
  • VAT

Business Growth Workshop

For SME business owners who wish to grow their client-base and revenue. Mentors with extensive business experience will review a business model and give expert advice on how to take it to the next level.

Suggested topics of discussion:

  • Identify areas for sustainable growth
  • Brand improvement
  • Rollout of new products or service
  • Customer experience
  • Lead generation
  • Creative marketing ideas
  • SEO
  • Strategic direction
  • Recruitment and premises expansion