Sessions are available at 90 minutes. This time allows a thorough analysis of areas of need will be undertaken focusing on four main areas; self-awareness, opportunity awareness, transition management and decision making. In addition to the session itself, assessments are carried out to explore your interests and motivation, ability and skills, personality type and values. We also take into consideration health and personal circumstances. We also can look at your CV or applications if this is something that you need as part of the process. The session focuses on what you feel are your most important needs.
The interview will give you realistic personal goals to follow. Relevant information and further contact points will be given on the personalised action plan report. The report contains the results of the assessments, the session and links with contact information so that you can put into action the plan that has been discussed.
This interview would follow a diagnostic interview and would tackle problems that have arisen or other issues that have arisen since the first interviews. These are available at 60 minute sessions. The session is designed to measure and look at progress. It also includes a follow-on action plan and e-mail support is provided.
This is a 90 minute session which is for individuals undergoing significant life change and who need help to change career direction by choice or through circumstances being enforced such as redundancy or ill health.
Sessions will cover looking at where you are now, strengths and weaknesses you may have currently and looking at increasing personal control over the forthcoming change period.
It will cover the transition process, what to expect and discuss how you are feeling and allow you time to voice these in a protected environment
Sign posting will be given if other services are needed for example counselling or money advice
A plan is drawn together with contact information, vacancies, organisations to apply to, types of roles given. Also other information is included such as help with confidence building, other organisations to be in contact with, and key points with regard to your circumstances so that you can work towards a successful plan in a way that you feel comfortable with.
These sessions last 60 minutes. They involve assessment of your skills, abilities, past employment and educational experience. Also the type of applications you are going for will be discussed and advice given on appropriateness and other information given on the actual filling out of the application such as the personal statement. This will cover how it should be laid out, organised, meeting criteria given in the job details and person specification. Background research and company intelligence is part of this focus.
Your skills will be examined against the competency specifications asked for in the application.
Further career development needs and training will be identified. An advice sheet reminder is provided for you to take away.
This is a 60 minute session and will result in a finished CV being emailed to your and taking away a hard copy. A portfolio of styles will be provided and advice given on which best would suit your present circumstances.
Analysis of your skills and experience will be made to help your CV stand out to potential employers giving you a professional edge.
Use of CVs will be covered to make sure that you use CV’s appropriately
CV’s can be e-mailed so that you can access these straight away to send out to employers.
CVs are tailored carefully to your requirements
This is a 90 minute session. This is a personal information session on how to best present at interview. An analysis is done first to see how your previous experience of interviews has gone, or if this is your first time at interview what you are finding most concerning. It will relate to the interview criteria sent and also background information on the type of organisation and likely interview and questions style you need to be prepared for.
This differs greatly on the type of organisation and role for which you are applying and this forms part of the process.
Focused solutions will be given on areas of need including problems such as preparation, execution and reflection.
Preparation: Part of this is looking at first impressions, verbal and non-verbal communication, skills, deficits in experience, overcoming nerves and marketing yourself effectively. It includes analysis also of your personality type that then feeds into tips on how to answer questions with regard to your natural tendencies. It includes different types of questions such as autobiographical, competency, open questions.
Execution: This covers not only what you are trying to say, but the whole overall impression you are trying to create, your tone, your speed of speech, demeanour. If necessary some of this can be filmed to show you in feedback what is actually being seen by an interviewer. Discussion of issues such as work culture and compliance will take place.
Reflection: A questionnaire is given out to you to fill out after you do the interview which you show how it went and to learn from the experience. This can really help with future interview opportunities and refining skills.
You will be given a full action plan and feedback on practice questions undertaken.
The Last Minute Panic Support (LMPS) service is provided if required on the phone or via e-mail or skype to any one just about to have an interview and needing quick coaching to either go over points found in previous sessions or help from scratch at the last minute.
This session takes 90 minutes. This covers different presentation methods, looking in detail into the criteria needed for the presentation. The session will look at your individual needs.
It will teach you how to plan, time and execute a presentation professionally and to do so with the audience in mind.
Coaching will be provided for overcoming fear and past problems, making a great first impression and using visual aids effectively.
Useful tips such as memory joggers and keeping to the point outlined will be covered.
An advice sheet will be provided along with helpful further reading and visual material.
At any point you can have further session as follow on sessions for an hour can be arranged and cost £40.00. Email support and phone support can be provided free as long as it is within a 15 minute length of commitment and you area already a customer.