Moneytrans joins forces together with DUO for a JOB to help to help young people of foreign origin who live in Belgium succeed in job searching.

Moneytrans helps you find a job

At Moneytrans, we strongly believe that the progress of a society is measured by the equality of employment opportunities it offers. That is why we support programmes and initiatives such as Duo for a Job, focused on helping expatriates who have difficulty accessing the labour market or who are at risk of social exclusion.
We bridge the gap between social entities and individuals.
We help raise awareness and actively seek opportunities for inclusion.

Starting by connecting people with the relevant networks 

In our 10 years of experience we have observed the importance of networks, both social and professional, to facilitate the integration of expatriates. Moneytrans is proud to collaborate with DUO for a JOB. An association that matches young expatriates looking for a job with people aged 50 or over who use their professional experience to accompany and support them in their job search.

Having a mentor by your side 

The programme also bridges cultural and intergenerational differences by matching young people of foreign origin with mentors who are over 50 years old. Your mentor will accompany and guide you for a period of 6 months, during which time he or she will help you to improve your professional profile and advise you with all his or her years of professional experience. 3 out of 4 young people who come to Duo for a job find a job, internship or apprenticeship!

Who is eligible?   

To access Duo for a job services, you must:
Be between 18 and 33 years old
Have Non-European nationality or be Belgian of foreign origin (with at least one parent or grandparent born outside the European Union)
A valid Belgian residence permit

Step by step

Learning the language and details of the local culture, identifying one’s goals and career plans, are some of the requirements to ensure greater success in one’s job search. What are the best ways to learn the language quickly?

Start learning as much vocabulary as you can.

Download applications like Duolingo.

Read and watch series online.

Try to have conversations with people who speak the language  

To apply for a job in Belgium, you must obtain a Belgian work permit. In this regard, two options exist :

Go to Belgium on a tourist visa and, during the months you are allowed to stay in the country, pass as many interviews as possible in the shortest possible time. But then you must return to your home country and start the application procedure from there. 

Search for a job online (in the following sections we will explain how to do so) and interview via Skype or another online medium. 

Let’s assume that you have found a company that is willing to hire you. You can then start the legal process of obtaining a visa. Don’t worry, we’ll help you with that too: we work with the best team of immigration lawyers.
You may have followed all the steps but without success. You’ve built up an amazing profile, connections through networking, you’ve searched online and offline, but nothing seems to work. Well, there is another way to find a job: create it yourself. You can become self-employed and start running your own business. Then the approach will be different. Because it might be easier for you to find new clients than an employer. In any case, Moneytrans will stand by you, putting you in touch with the best microfinance associations to reach that initial budget needed to start your business.