Career Management

A career is a very individual journey. Sometimes we follow a path wherever it leads us; at other times, however, we come to a point which causes us to step back and consider where we are and where we are going. At such times, Career Analysts can help you to:

  • Reflect on your skills, personality, strengths, preferences and accumulated experience, taking a snapshot of where you are now and what you have to offer
  • Clarify your future career options and evaluate these in the light of your personal career and life objectives, striking the best balance between career goals and the need for personal fulfilment
  • Develop and refine a personal marketing campaign, learning how to identify career opportunities whether advertised or not; networking and interview skills; producing compelling achievement-based CV’s

Every career watershed presents different personal challenges. That is why we always begin our relationship with our clients with a comprehensive review of the current situation, and then tailor and agree the most appropriate career management programme for you. The essence is that the selected programme focuses on those career aspects that are most important for you.

Career Advice for over 20s

As an alternative to Self-Marketing we can offer Self-employment/Entrepreneurial coaching and training covering:

Unlike most of our competitors, our Career Management Programme is not ‘off the shelf’. Its flexibility extends into agreeing the preferred pace and intensity of the chosen programme. The programme content will draw upon the following modules:

  • Are you suitable for self-employment or running your own business?
  • Can you sell?
  • How do you respond to setbacks?
  • Do you have a good business idea?
  • Define your business idea. What is your USP?
  • Define your market and route to market
  • How to price your product?
  • What is your competition?
  • Develop a business plan
  • Specify your funding requirements – how to raise finance
  • Design your marketing strategy
  • Put in place your operational processes
  • How to set up VAT and PAYE
  • Do I need an accountant and a lawyer?

Register for our programmes online or contact us today on 0800 999 7778 for more information on this or any of our other careers advice programmes.

1. Assessment

We will conduct in-depth psychometric analysis of motivation, values and beliefs, aptitudes, occupational interests and personality traits to quantify your individual preferences, strengths and weaknesses.

2. Career Counselling:

A 2 hour one-on-one session with a fully qualified Occupational Psychologist reviewing your psychometric results, your personal and career history to date, your personal practical circumstances and your hopes for the future. The goal is to decide what you will aim for in the next stage of your career.

A comprehensive personal report will be produced for you detailing the results of your psychometrics and the implications and recommendations for you going forward. At this stage you will have a better sense of the direction you wish to take. With a clearer idea of where you are going the next step is to map out how to get there.

3. Self-Marketing:

  • Planning the campaign
    • Detailed discussion of the career options
    • Set the objectives for the future
    • Identify the various routes into the job market (e.g. unadvertised and advertised roles, networking, the right recruitment consultants, etc)
    • Identify target companies and specific roles
  • Preparing, launching and monitoring the campaign
    • Review ‘homework’ and establish goals for campaign
    • Write CV – A CV will be produced aimed directly at specific job applications
    • Produce approach letters
    • Complete applications
    • Develop further options as required
  • Interview techniques: one to one coaching sessions using role play to develop skills for effective interviews:
    • Preparation
    • Body language
    • Follow up
    • Telephone skills
    • Panel interviews

Register for our programmes online or contact us today on 0800 999 7778 for more information on this or any of our other careers advice programmes.