Q: How long does a session last?
Sessions usually last one hour.
Q: How many sessions do I need to attend?
This depends on what sections you wish to participate in. This will be discussed with you prior to or at the first session.
Q: Will you tell me what job I should do?
No one knows you better than you know yourself and therefore no one can tell you what is the right career choice for you – only you know that. What I can do is assist you in this process to find out what it is that you enjoy doing and what type of role will fulfill you. Sorry – you are going to have to do some of this work yourself!!
Q: Will you find me a job?
No. I am not acting as a Recruitment Consultant or Agent. (Although I do have over 10 years experience in this industry). I will however guide you as to the best ways to search for a job.
Q: I am no good at interviews. I never know how to answer questions and always feel un-prepared. Can you help me with this?
Absolutely. Many people feel like this and consequently do not give their best performance at interview. This is not really surprising as few people have taken the time to learn even basic interviewing skills. I can give you interview guidance and training, as well as organise a ‘mock interview’ for you with post interview de-brief and feedback.
Q: I haven’t had to compile a CV before – why do I need to do one now?
In today’s employment market your CV is your initial sales pitch to a prospective client. Think of it as your ‘product brochure’ and the product is you. It is important that this is presented in the best possible way. My Complete CV writing service is not just me re-writing what you have already put down on paper in a different format (unless you wish to use the ‘basic’ service). I will sit and talk to you about each of your roles in detail to make sure that all of the information is correct.
Q: I have had an issue with one of my previous employers and I don’t know how to explain it. Can I discuss this with you?
Yes. All discussions are completely confidential and no information about our discussion will be revealed to any other individual or third party without your express permission.
Q: What is the “Monthly Career Coach"?
This service provides you with ongoing support and guidance as you go through the job search and interview process. I will make myself available to you to discuss what is happening with your job search/interviews etc. There is a set fee payable at the start of the month and this provides a set number of sessions with me over that month.
Q: What happens afterwards and I don’t want to use the monthly career coach can I still come and see you?
I am still available to meet with you to discuss whatever it is you wish to talk about – just call me to make an appointment. I am also always keen to hear about how my clients are progressing in their search for a new role and welcome updates on your progress.
Q: So how do I arrange to come and see you?
Just give me a call or drop me an e-mail and we can discuss a convenient time.