Fresh Start

Are you looking to improve your skills and success in the employment market?

If you’ve ever said ‘I’m not particularly good at interviews’ or ‘It’s been years since I’ve had an interview’ or even ‘I dread interviews’, you are not alone.  Everyone at some stage of their life will have to be interviewed and when the competition is strong, you need to stand out for all the right reasons and have the confidence to step forward and shine.

In today’s competitive climate, honing your interview skills is key.

Some of the reasons why people use our services:

  • returning to work after taking time out
  • looking for a new job after redundancy
  • a graduate looking for your first role
  • applying for an internal promotion

Practice Interviews

CV
Tailoring

Coaching and Mentoring

Practice Interviews

Practice Interviews can help you to:

  • Convey your unique offer concisely and clearly.
  • Prepare you for your interview and teach you how to weave your research into your responses.
  • Provide you with a clear analysis of your strengths and weaknesses and how to maximise and minimise these, respectively.

We do this by:

  • Clearly understanding the role you are applying for and where you see potential hurdles.
  • Constructing a range of tailored questions to practice with a very experienced and skilled interviewer followed by immediate constructive feedback. All conducted by Zoom, Skype or Teams.
  • Advice on how to deal with questions on tricky areas of your CV i.e. periods of unemployment, leaving with a settlement agreement or job hopping.

Options:

1-hour virtual refresh session

Establishing and conveying your offer, your strengths, and weaknesses

Being Interviewed and practising your responses via Zoom

Feedback and moving forward

2-hour virtual refresh session

(delivered over two 1-hour sessions)

Specifically aimed at senior level candidates needing a deeper understanding of their potential blind spots and derailers.

Feedback on the Hogan Suite profiling

Establishing and conveying your offer, your strengths, and weaknesses

Reviewing and refining your offer  

Being Interviewed and practising your responses via Zoom

Feedback and moving forward

CV Tailoring

There are numerous online tools to help you design and write your CV but where many people fail in getting longlisted is that they don’t tailor their CV to the role they are applying for.  Receiving a CV entitled ‘Standard CV’ is not very inspiring!

Take a fresh approach to your CV every time you apply for a job and think about how your CV and Supporting Statement can influence the hiring manager or consultant to contact you for interview.  We can help you tailor your application concisely to the role you are applying for and ensure your supporting statement is hitting the key criteria.  The tailoring of your CV will need to consider whether the role is

  • an interim or permanent role
  • an executive team role or other role
  • a voluntary role such as Trustee on a Board
  • a Non-Executive role (NED) on a Board

Coaching & Mentoring

If you’re searching for a coach or a mentor, we can help.

Don’t know whether you need a coach or a mentor?

Call me for a chat and by asking you a few well-placed questions I can guide you to the best option for your circumstances.  So, whether it’s about career transition, bouncing back from redundancy, your first 100 days in a new job or a refresh of your leadership skills for a promotion – let’s talk in confidence.