After your profile is complete and you’ve been accepted in the marketplace, you can message prospective mentors. You can do this either by responding to a job post that matches your interest, or simply through Acadium’s chat feature.
Don’t think of Acadium as your typical job application. While your message should remain professional, you can be much more friendly on Acadium.
The first thing you want to do is look through the profiles and apprenticeship postings in your discovery/match feed. Then "save" 15 or more mentor’s profile/ postings that you like. You will then be able to message and get a conversation going.
If you’re reaching out to a mentor through a posting, you’ll see the details of what the mentor is looking for in an apprentice. If your skills and interest overlap, then feel free to message them.
If you’re just messaging a mentor through their profile, let the mentor know what skills you're looking to build, and also ask them what they're looking for from an apprentice.
Here's a sample message you can take inspiration from:
My name is Lauren, and I'm looking to gain skills in SEO focused content writing, social media management, and graphic design during an apprenticeship. What are the tasks you'd like an apprentice to help your business with?
We also have chat templates that can help guide you on how to structure your messages. You can customize the templates, but do not remove the <<recipient>> field, otherwise, your message will send without the recipient's name. We suggest messaging a minimum of 15 mentor’s profile or postings to explore your options and find the right mentor.
Candidates that are most successful at Acadium are the most proactive ones, meaning they don't just wait for inbound messages—they know what they want and they take the necessary steps to achieve their goals.
All the best and see you on the other side of your apprenticeship.
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