How to get started
Whether you are struggling to progress through the ranks at work, need help on how to find a new direction or are simply struggling to get your foot through the door, it couldn’t be easier to find help, training and advice through ProCollab’s network of friendly, experienced mentors.
Our network of mentors is made up of young and experienced industry professionals who work across all industries for some of the world’s most impressive companies. They value the act of giving back by mentoring and coaching other professionals, either for a one-off session or for ongoing training and support – all online. Some mentors are happy to offer a one-off session free of charge whereas other prefer to ask for a small fee in exchange for their time. In order to cover our operational costs, ProCollab charges an admin fee of £5 per session.
Follow these 3 easy steps to get started
Register with us by filling out our registration form here, selecting your membership type and your account type.
Upon registration we’ll grant you access to the members’ area. Here you can request access to a mentor, simply by filling out the designated form.
Await a selection of up to 3 mentor profiles from ProCollab. Upon confirmation of your desired profile, we’ll book you in for your first call.
Questions or queries? Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming you to ProCollab!
I’ve worked in a specific industry/type of role for 2-5 years. On paper I have a good education and a good job but I’m bored and want to switch paths. Can ProCollab help?
Yes. Feeling demotivated and/or unsure about the path you’re on is common and something a high percentage of today’s workforce experience. ProCollab can connect you with a mentor who’s reinvented their career and/or switched paths. They’ll work with you to define your strengths, interests and core skills you’ve developed in your career to date and help you determine whether you may need to make adjustments in your existing career to feel more motivated or if a radical career change is what is most desirable to you. A mentor will be able to offer guidance and/or execution of any retraining you may need, tips & tricks on how to stand out when applying for roles in a new industry and, if relevant, advice on open roles in the industry.
I’ve worked in the same company/role for 2-5 years. I like what I’m doing but I struggle to progress. How can I better stand out?
ProCollab can connect you with a mentor in your industry who can help you identify where your strengths lie and where there might be unseen opportunities available that you aren’t currently taking advantage of. A mentor can help you build your confidence, improve your communication skills and tap into new projects and opportunities. It could also be that it might be relevant for you to improve and/or pick up a new skill and a mentor can help you train for that.
Absolutely. We offer a free CV review to all recent graduates by our internal team of experienced career advisers. Additionally, we can connect you with a mentor who can help review your profile and offer guidance on specific career paths and open roles that will be of relevance to you. They may also be able to guide you on relevant training and/or connect you with industry contacts.
All mentors in ProCollab’s network are fully verified, highly experienced professionals who’re actively working in industries as diverse as business and finance through to social care and the creative industries. What unites them is their shared desire to give back and offer tailored guidance and training to young and mid-career professionals to help them succeed and achieve a higher degree of happiness in their professional lives. They possess deep industry and/or functional knowledge and have experienced many of the same things in their career as our mentees are experiencing now. Upon joining ProCollab all mentors are offered full guidance on how to conduct a mentoring session and how to ensure the objectives of their mentee’s are met. We ensure that mentors admitted to the network are qualified to offer guidance across multiple sectors and on matters as diverse CV reviews & job search through to building confidence and motivation, offer training in a specific field etc. Upon completion of a mentoring session we always collect feedback to ensure a high standard of quality.
Upon submitting a mentorship request in the members’ area, a member of ProCollab’s team will reach out to confirm your requirements. The more specific and detailed you are about your background, interests and what you need help with, the higher the likelihood we are able to match you with the right mentor. Upon confirming your requirements, we will make your request visible to all relevant mentors in ProCollab’s network and shortlist interested profiles. ProCollab will share up to 3 relevant mentor profiles with you. Once you’ve confirmed your mentor and paid for your session(s) we’ll book you in for your first mentorship session. Yes, it’s that easy!
ProCollab’s network spans a wide range of mentors with vastly different experience and knowledge. Depending on your situation, some mentors are happy to conduct a one-off session if you’re looking for general advice. If you’re looking for specialised advice, training and/or ongoing support, mentors are likely to charge you a small fee. Mentoring is a rewarding experience for mentor and mentee alike. For a mentor, offering ongoing coaching & training is a significant time commitment on top of a mentor’s full-time role. To compensate for that, we allow mentors to charge a small fee at their discretion. If you choose to work with a mentor who asks for payment, all costs will be disclosed to you up front before you confirm the match.
As part of the registration process we ask that you include a few lines about yourself and your professional profile. Please try to be as detailed and specific as you can – this will help ensure you get the most out of ProCollab. Tell us a little about your background, including education, professional experience and anything else that you find relevant, and describe what you need help with from ProCollab’s mentorship network.
Reach out to us on email@example.com before signing up with an updated copy of your CV. Upon signing up, simply insert a dummy url in the LinkedIn field.
ProCollab processes all payments through PayPal (whether for one-off transactions or recurring payments).
Account type refers to whether you wish to join as a ‘free’ member or as a ‘paid’ member. Both membership types grant you immediate access to the membership area, allowing you access to ProCollab’s wide network of experienced mentors. A ‘free’ membership is ideal if you’re looking to simply join the network but perhaps not looking to book a mentor session right away or if you’re only interested in a one-off session. A ‘paid’ account is a recurring membership plan allowing you unlimited access to mentoring and coaching, and thereby saving you money when requesting multiple sessions. Additionally, with a ‘paid’ account you get discounts on events & other partnerships. A ‘paid’ account is 10 pounds/month.
Account type refers to whether you wish to join as a mentor or as a mentee. As someone looking for advice and training, you should select ‘mentee’.