We like to help people make better decisions on things that matter, such as work, study.
What motivates us to help people pick the right career is that a staggering 50% of us choose the wrong path*.
We are primarily aiming communities to help them to get better connected and take career choice as a key theme. This could apply to student-alumni orgs as well as regional communities that like to link students to employers and professionals in the same area.
We know how to avoid making the wrong career choice.
We’d like to offer a place where you can find out your skills and preferences quickly, and then get great insights into career paths.
You’ll find Youtubes of ‘day in the life’ of people, great podcasts, nice reads, online courses to get a taste for a job or study, books, good blogs, and relevant forum sites.
And we keep a close eye on listing careers that have good future prospects.
We value people wanting to become a Tattoo Artist as much as people who’ve put their eyes on becoming a Neurosurgeon. College is right for some, and trade school right for others.
We believe in the power of communities. As an optional feature we link students with alumni or with local businesses, either through organizations like Rotary International or through existing alumni organizations. Our goal is to offer as many students as possible to connect with local businesses and (retired) professionals, and this way learn about possible career paths before making up their minds on post-secondary career steps.
Our team offers a variety of voices on relevant topics in our blog pages. Take a look and get inspired.
Chat with peers and people who chose your path
We also created places to chat, leave your questions or comments. Connect with people who share your interests, or who are a few years down the road on where you consider to go. Admittedly, since we are just starting, this is still an area in development.
Your privacy matters a lot
We care quite a bit about your privacy. That’s why we ask minimal personal data from you. We may want to use your preferences and likes to hook you up with other relevant users or external partners, but only if you are okay with it. Check our cookies policy and other policies for details.
An important element of FindMino is the Swipe quiz. It surfaces your competencies, the ones that stand out. The quiz is largely based on the John Holland or Riasec quiz, a scientifically proven career assessment that is used across the globe by career sites and career advisors. We made it more relevant for today’s career realities and nicer to use. By continuously using the Swipe quiz and receive feedback we are able to tweak it to perfection.
Share us !
Since we’re just starting, don’t hold back in sharing us on your other social accounts (https://findmino.com/register), and give us plenty of feedback, so we can tweak things for you.
FindMino is a social enterprise, meaning we are a for-profit company aimed at making a social impact, and being a force for good and giving back.
We’re sorry for the ads and pop ups of the sites you get to. We can’t control that. And we don’t make money on them!
If we have content we do make money on, we’ll let you know. Income from ads helps us to fund FindMino and keep it actual. E.g. as a Coursera affiliate we earn from qualifying purchases. However, whether we make money on them or not is not driving our listings. We want them to be relevant. And you’ll see ‘Ad’ items in blue or the text ‘Sponsored link’ and an indication of who promoted the item, when applicable.
If you have any comments on questions on using Findmino.com, please drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
*Sources for this go back to 2013, when 80% of college students changed majors along the way (imagine the cost!), to more recent research indicating that more than 50% of people are unhappy at their jobs.