If you are not currently working and are looking for a job, we can help you in the following ways:
The first thing many people need is a skills assessment – looking at your own skills-set and understanding what employers are looking for. Often, people don’t recognise that they possess skills beyond just those they have been using in their previous jobs – we explore with you these transferable skills in order to make you a good match for the next job, especially if you are contemplating a change in career.
Writing your CV
Almost everyone could improve their CV if they only knew how. We can help with writing your CV. There is no magic formula – if your CV communicates to the reader who you are and what you have to offer, it should have done its job. Otherwise, you have missed a trick. It’s a selling tool for you and needs to show you in the best light, without exaggeration.
How to complete an application form
For some jobs, you might be required to complete an application form. There is a knack to this, but once you understand what the reader is looking for, it becomes much easier. It’s all about communicating your skills, personality and competence for the job, especially in your personal statement, which is the crucial part of the form.
Developing interview technique
Developing your interview technique is a key part of what we do – you won’t get a second chance to make a first impression. We find strategies for coping with the dreaded interview nerves and those difficult questions that might catch you unawares. Preparation is vital – that is where we come in.
Building your confidence
Underpinning absolutely everything we do with you is building your confidence. Many people who are unemployed, for whatever reason, have lost their confidence, but everyone has something to offer an employer. We help to rebuild your confidence and set realistic targets in your job search. This can be combined with strategies for creative ways of looking for work.
Improving your employability
For those who are starting out on the career ladder, we use established career counselling exercises to guide you in your first steps into the world of work. We also talk about employability skills generally, including your attitude to work, willingness to learn and ability to get on with people – essential qualities whatever you are planning on doing.
How to achieve a work-life balance
If you are a parent looking to return to work after having children, finding a successful work-life balance will be vital to you. We look at techniques for managing your priorities and taking a long hard look at your life as a whole to help you manage your return to work as smoothly as possible.