FAQs

What can your programs do for me?

What we can do is give you plenty of job search confidence and know-how. 

You learn to plan and complete all the job search steps we know helps get entry level graduates and experienced professionals into meaningful jobs. 

Programs can start from assessing your career interests and values, and get very practical advice about the many ways successful graduates and professionals get work. Then programs can continue into creating effective on-line applications, resumes, cover letters and selection criteria responses, preparing for interviews, competency based questions and answers and psychometric assessments.

Clients can work individually or in small groups, master classes, on-line/remote or face-to-face.

What’s the difference between what you do and what career advisers and career counsellors do?

University and college career centres are great at giving students information about courses and what opportunities different degrees create, volunteer and casual work, internships and graduate career opportunities.  They may also give students who are at the end of their studies useful information about career fairs and expos, what major employers want, resumes and interviews.

Career counsellors focus on giving advice on career options that you might be considering, learning about careers that best suit you and pathways to new careers.

We can give you the confidence and the know how to plan and complete all aspects of being employable including specific job search skills.  Our programs can start from assessing your career interests and values, getting clear about the many ways successful graduates and professionals develop meaningful careers and get jobs.  Then programs can continue into creating effective applications, resumes, cover letters and selection criteria responses, preparing for interviews, competency based questions and answers and psychometric assessments.

Our clients get short-listed for interviews more often, with more offers of internship and job choices aligned to their career values.  Experienced professionals get noticed by more decision makers, with also more job choices aligned to their career values. Successful clients can develop life-long skills to help them stay employable.

Why is career coaching necessary?

Career coaching helps some people stand out amongst their peers.

The changing world of work means most employers are spoilt for choice regarding which applicants get on their shortlist.  Successful career coaching clients work very hard and very smart at their job search; putting themselves in the shoes of the employers, at the same time as using multiple job search methods e.g. responding to ads, social media, networking, recruiters, and perhaps even doing some freelancing/ project work or up skilling or re skilling. They also get good at presenting themselves in digital, print and in person.  They adapt their resumes and cover letters, generate pointed responses to selection criteria, and prepare well for interviews, competency based questions and answers and psychometric assessments.

Why is career coaching expensive?

When you buy our services you buy over twenty years of career transition and leadership coaching experience. 

Rita is an experienced coach, mentor and facilitator and has helped hundreds of highly motivated and successful professionals from various industries.  Her practical know-how and business acumen is complimented by well respected qualifications (Masters of Applied Science – Psychology of Coaching) and professional membership (Member – International Coach Federation).

I’m not sure if your services will work for me?

That might be quite right!  These services are not for everyone. Successful and satisfied clients are often described as having these three characteristics in common.

  1. They are undergrads, grads, postgrads and/or experienced professionals who are highly motivated, quick learners and results focussed,
  2. They are serious about taking personal responsibility for their careers and their own job searches, and
  3. They are keen to learn all aspects of how to create, or recreate, and maintain their employability.
Will you write my resume for me?

No!  But you can get templates, structures, formats and loads of help to understand and create your own resume. Resume writing is NOT a job that can be effectively outsourced.  Think about it, if you’ve paid someone to write your resume are you going to take them with you to your interview? 

Successful job seekers are better prepared for interviews because of the thought and the effort they invested in creating a compelling resume.

Will you write my cover letter for me?

No again! For the same reasons as why we don’t write your resume.   

You are the best person to write your cover letter. We can give you a simple and useful structure and loads of help to teach you how to create your own cover letters.  And then you will be skilled and confident to write your own cover letters independently. 

I have an interview coming up. Will you help me prepare for it?

Absolutely yes! We can collaborate to make sure you have an in-depth understanding of all relevant aspects of the interview process, that you are well researched and prepared, have rehearsed some tricky Q&A’s, understand competency based interviews, and have some questions you will ask.

Will you help develop my LinkedIn profile?

Absolutely yes! We can collaborate to make sure you have a standout profile and good working knowledge of all relevant features and benefits of this essential social networking tool for job search and ongoing professional development.

Will you help me manage my social media?

Yes. We can collaborate with you to make you aware of the degree to which social media potentially helps and hinders your employability.