In addition to interview preparation, we offer a full career coaching service led by James Parsons, who has 10 years professional experience advising clients on a range of career-related issues. All career coaching is tailored to your needs and you can choose from a one-off coaching clinic or a course designed specifically for you.
Typical career coaching issues
- Are you looking to change careers?
- Are you return to work after a break?
- Do you want to change sector?
- Are you uncomfortable “getting out there”? Does networking fill you with dread? Is Linkedin all just a bit of a mystery?
- Is your career stagnating? Do you need clear career path to help you achieve future success?
3 Steps to building the career you want.
You can choose either a one-off career coaching session to address a specific need, or follow the Interview Skills Clinic 3-step career course over multiple sessions.
Stage 1: Supply – Who am I?
We will take you on a comprehensive and logical walk-through of all aspects of career planning, starting with understanding who you are and how you came to be here, your key skills and values that you bring to prospective employers. This is the “supply” side of the equation – what you can offer the market – and is a crucial foundation stone of intelligent career planning. We estimate that 1-2 career coaching clinics will be sufficient, and will include a comprehensive range of relevant exercises and questionnaires designed to to aid your self-discovering and provide clarity on your future direction of travel.
Stage 2: Demand – What do I want? What do they want?
We offer a safe place to explore how your world of work is evolving, analyse your skills gaps and areas for development to future-proof your value and relevance. We explore about how to deliver yourself to your chosen market, e.g. as permanent staff or self-employed / contracting depending on your preferences and other life commitments. We can explore and create strategies to build your knowledge for future trends in your sector and practical ways to engage with key decision makers in recruitment. Understanding what problems you can solve in the future is critical. We refer to this as the “demand” side of the equation and being clear on what the market wants from you will accelerate your career beyond measure. Typically this phase is addressed over 2-3 career coaching clinics.
Stage 3: Success – How do I get it?
The third stage in building the career you want is knowing how to make things happen. Based on years of advice, James’ coaching is very practical, focused on helping you build effective and valuable networks from scratch, using social media effectively and presenting the best version of yourself to the world. Additionally, we will address at this stage both CV & application writing and our core interview coaching offer. We expect clients to have made considerable progress in this area within 1-2 career coaching clinics.
James is a true expert in his field. His combination of deep technical knowledge combined with his personable and empathetic approach is extremely effective. James goes out of his way to ensure his clients get the very best advice and support from someone who is a seasoned industry professional. I found James’ help to be extremely valuable and can recommend him without reservation!!
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You can choose to book a one-off 90 minute career coaching clinic for £195 +vat. This is suitable if you have a specific point of need and are clear about you want to work on. Often clients will instead choose a career coaching course of multiple sessions and discounts are available. The A course will be designed entirely around your needs following a free consultation. Click here for details of coaching fees.