Client feedback is always appreciated. Read on to see what people are saying about my different Career Services.
It has been a really positive experience for me
Before I got in touch, I felt generally unsatisfied with work (loved most of the people), which was triggered by my line manager leaving and the uncertainty of what the world of work would look like after she left. I was unsure about just ‘cracking’ on with finding another job and wanted to take a bit of time out to think about it before risking going back into the same job.
I felt demotivated and unsatisfied by work and my frustrations were growing more and more after I knew my line manager was leaving.
I have been able to honestly review my previous job roles and through understanding myself and my preferences I have been able to see more clearly what parts of my job I enjoy and what parts I don’t and understand more fully the reasons why. This has led me to positively move forward with a clearer understanding of myself and what I’m looking for.
It was great being open and honest and being able to talk through my situation. I enjoyed building a rapport and being able to soundboard concerns, particularly when it came to my CV and thinking how best to position myself in the market, which helped with my confidence.
When I initially enquired, I felt the service was more expensive than I thought it would have been. That said, I still decided to ahead as an investment to myself. However, with the Motivational Map report, several calls, CV discussion and personalised input, I now feel that I have had good value against what I spent. And I have an exciting new role which is just right for my needs.
If you’re stuck in your career, be open minded, understand that it is your choice to seek this service and be honest with yourself. Ultimately no one can lie to themselves and deep down we all have the answers, but we don’t always want to listen to what we tell ourselves so this is a great service to support you if you’re not sure on what to do next. It has been a really positive experience for me and I’ve really enjoyed working with Suzanne.
Over 300 CVs received, 8 chosen for interview
Seeing as you updated my CV for me, I thought you’d like to know that during the interview for the Head of Communications role, the Marketing Director told me she had received over 300 CVs for the role. She had selected just 8 to interview – of which I was one (pretty chuffed).
Wow that cover letter is kick ass! Having that will stand me in great stead as I can tailor it accordingly to other roles.
It was the singular best thing I have done this year about getting my career on track
Before we spoke, I was deeply frustrated, annoyed and puzzled as to why I wasn’t getting the roles I was applying for. It was really bringing me down.
In fact at some points I felt like applying to go back into old roles or too junior roles, or voluntary posts, just so that I’d be working. An element of desperation had begun to set in. I see now that this would have definitely been the wrong thing to do. It was right for me to stop, refocus, and continue forward knowingly. You helped me refocus so I could identify what is important to me and how to get on with it, including giving very concrete actions to take.
I felt you ‘got’ me immediately. It was like having an excellent friend who is a combined HR guru/ career advisor/ PR specialist. Now, knowing myself better has not only helped me re-adjust my career settings moving forwards, but it also helped me understand exactly why things went wrong in the past.
There was a single low point in my 20 year career which I eventually walked away from, but that experience had left me feeling like a failure. You identified that it was the organisational culture that was in divergence with my core values. This was a light bulb moment. For the first time, I understand the reasons why I couldn’t continue at that company and now have the language to articulate that episode with clarity.
I’ve accepted a new part time role in Higher Education that meets my core motivations and am hoping that this will open doors to further opportunities with them in the future.
I believe this investment in myself was money well spent and I’m not sure I would have made the decisions I have without this support.
Working with you was the singular best thing I have done this year to get my thinking about career issues on track. Not only did I get the opportunity to understand myself and my work life better, refocussing my thinking about what is important to me, crucially it helped steer me away from poorer decisions too.
On top of this (and excuse the analogy, folks), you get a friendly, thoughtful and professional individual in your corner, with a wet sponge when it doesn’t go to plan (and some fighting analysis about what to do next), and a massive cheer and bell ring when it does!