The plan

Migrant Entrepreneurship & Employment


- To increase the self-knowledge of the participants as a way to improve their employability

- To design a path in the job search


Expected Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

- have greater self-confidence

- improve their personal image

- have greater knowledge about their professional objectives


Target group

Youth, Adults (over 18 years old)

Unemployed immigrant people

Number of participants: 6 - 12 people



(1 - very easy, 5 - very difficult)

The degree of expertise needed - 3

The amount of work to prepare and implement the scenario - 2

The relative overall cost predicted - 3

It is necessary for the facilitator to give the instructions correctly so that there are no errors in its implementation. It is important that the group be even numbered, since they must work together in pairs.



2 hours


Room with space for 12 people (tables and chairs) and with possibility to move the furniture


Pens, tables and chairs, copy of  Annex 1 (one per pair) and Annex 2 (one for each participant), projector, computer and discharge cable, personal mobile



Prepare the classroom by placing one of the tables and two chairs facing each other, at each table.

Prepare the projector, the discharge cable (if the cable is not compatible with the mobiles of the participants, you can share the files by Bluetooth).




The session begins with the presentation of the facilitator and the explanation of the activity. It aims to increase participants' self-confidence and self-knowledge in order to confront the job search processes.

The 3 phases of the activity are listed. (5 min)



Phase 1. Interviews (20 min)

The facilitator explains that they are going to work in pairs, so first thing is to pair off the attendees.

These interviews are done so that the participants express their ideas about themselves and can know a little better the situation in which they are at the professional level and the possibilities that exist in their search of employment.

Each pair consists of "an advisor and an interviewee". One person will act as an "advisor" (and must take notes) and the other will be the interviewee. To do this, they should follow a script of questions that they will find in Annex 1, and make annotations, (these must be clear so that the partner can understand them later). Each interview will last 10 minutes.

They will exchange the role once the first one of the pair is finished.

When the two have been interviewed, they will comment with their partner on their contributions.


Phase 2. The Plan (15 min)

This work is accomplished at the individual level. Each participant must design an Action Plan for the search for employment including personal improvements, goals to achieve and companies or professional sectors to attend.

To do this they must follow Annex 2 and draw upon the help of the results of their interview.

They will write down all the points they deem appropriate to analyse in depth their situation and their objectives.


Phase 3. Personal Mark (20 min)

In this phase, each person at an individual level (10 minutes), will write a script that includes some of the guidelines collected in the previous document, to be able to record a video (2 minutes) showing their analysis and personal presentation.

Then they will reunite with their work partner again and they will be asked to record with their respective mobile phones (10 minutes). Once the personal video has been recorded, the file will be downloaded to the main computer and then shown in a group.

The idea of making the video is to help them to see if they have clear ideas and analyse their personal attitude.

The facilitator should motivate them to be creative and encourage them to make a good personal video.

Important: Participants should understand the importance of putting value in their social skills for the search of employment: in interviews, for example.


Break (10 min)


Video (30 min):

The videos are analysed among all the participants, to evaluate or propose improvements (in a positive manner).

It is important to see what they convey when they express their goals. Body language will be analysed in group and improvements will be made.

It will be explained that it is important to know how to sell yourself as a worker so that companies want to count on you.



Once the videos have been analysed, the facilitator will ask the following questions:

-How did you feel when watching the video?

-Do you think you convey confidence?

-If you were the entrepreneur, would you hire yourselves?

-Did the activity help you to get to know you better as a worker? (20 min)


Support tools



Lateral Thinking. Edward de Bono

Simon Sinek. The Golden Circle


Ideas for action

The workshop can be conducted with different themes (racism, xenophobia, disability, gender, bulling, homophobia, etc.)

If only 1 hour is available, you can do the same, but with no changing instructions, at this time each group perform only one role.

If the group of participants is larger, one more group can be created, and this one will be in charge to search for news on the Facebook at this time, and it will play the role of the facilitator at the time to publish news.



Annex 1: Interview

Annex 2: The Plan


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