Business Analyst at Oxbridge

Before we spoke,I had been feeling demoralised and was in danger of believing that I was not able to achieve anything. I knew that I wanted to make a change but needed some help to see where the correct path lay.  I knew that this time I wanted to make a considered career move and not just a desperate leap into something different.

After I became Suzanne’s client, her assessment of me and my situation during our first session was spot on and this increased my confidence.  I also liked her balance between listening and talking.  Her personal approach/style made me feel valued.  My only concern was that I might go through the process and not learn anything new. However, I did and my confidence has grown through being able to articulate my thoughts in a non-judgmental environment.

I have more self-awareness and a much stronger idea of how to make the job hunting process work for me rather than for the potential employer. I have also found that the knowledge I have gained relates to other areas of my life as well.  It has made me realise that perhaps I have had an unrealistic expectation that work would supply all my motivational needs.

Having decided where my career direction lay, it was when I started to apply for jobs that Suzanne’s help and advice really started to pay off.  Armed with a better understanding of my needs and a new found confidence, I had several successful interviews and even managed to negotiate an improvement in my job offer before starting!  This is something I would never normally have attempted.

Throughout the job application process, Suzanne proved to be a brilliant coach, maintaining a high level of interest, sending inspirational messages and being readily available to discuss interview preparation, debrief interview outcome and discuss next steps.  I felt she was with me, and rooting for me, every step of the way.  Thank you Suzanne, with your help I am now really excited about the future!