When it comes to your career, don’t bother asking yourself what type of job you want, ask yourself what kind of life do you want?!
To ensure a successful career, I encourage my clients to match their aspirations to their unique personality and capabilities, then follow a sequence of well-thought-out and achievable goals. It’s very much a step by step approach!
My role as your career counsellor is to support you while you explore, pursue and attain your career goals. This can be done by helping you gain greater self-awareness in your values, interests, personality style and abilities.
Career counselling can connect you with resources so that you can become knowledgeable about certain jobs and occupations. Assist you through the decision-making process. And by empowering you to take ownership of your career path.
I provide confidential, objective advice on any careers and courses that are being considered.
A more thoughtful and planned approach to job seeking is to actually plan to and establish a career. Instead of applying for any job, the person who is career orientated will focus their attention on a particular field of work such as sales, administration, animal care, nursing, or horticulture.
When you can focus on a certain area it will help to strengthen your skills and knowledge in that particular area, allowing you to develop a sound understanding of what’s required and what’s happening in that field of employment.
Even if you’re just looking to accept any job so that you can pay your bills, having a career plan will increase your awareness of specific opportunities that can support your long term goals.
The more sure you are of what you want to do, the more motivation and enthusiasm you will bring to your job seeking in your particular field.
Together we can…
- Create ways to build a winning/growth mindset - This can really help job seekers to avoid feeling frustrated and disappointed if they’ve experienced many rejections
- Tailor your CV and cover letter for specific roles
- Find alternative ways to apply for jobs
- Develop ways to market and brand yourself
- Help build your confidence when applying for specific roles
- Drill down on what you have to offer, where you want to end up and figure out how you’re going to get there
- Expand on your interview and telephone skills