Help finding a new job

30 06 2009

Are you looking for help finding a job?   If so, have you considered coaching and support from experts in recruitment?  

Following many years of working in recruitment for large companies including LV=, Portman Building Society (now Nationwide Building Society in Bournemouth, and PwC and Fidelity Investments in London, our Career Coaches have reviewed tens of thousands of CVs and application forms.   We know what works well and what doesn’t.   Let us help you find the job you want.

What to Expect?

Following an initial consultation, we’ll design a bespoke face to face coaching programme to match your specific requirements.  It is likely to contain some, or all of, the following;

Exploring and Clarifying what to do next

We’ll discover what’s important to you, what you enjoy and don’t enjoy.  We’ll take a look at the key elements of a role that you will find most satisfaction from

Identifying the Options

What options are available to you based on your skills, experience, and most importantly, your aims and goals.  What stops you and what will move you forward?  What resources are available to you and what could help or hinder?  We’ll establish the bridges and the blocks. 

How to find the Job for you

We’ll work with you to identify winning ways to help you find the right job for you.  We’ll explore how to work with recruitment agencies, which online job search tools to use, how to structure a speculative approach and many more essential topics.

 CV Writing

Perhaps the most popular of our outplacement support, we can help you either review an existing CV or write it from scratch.

Personality Profiling

Many employers now use personality-profiling tools (psychometric tests) when recruiting.  By knowing your preferred way of thinking or behavioural preferences, you’ll be better prepared with an action plan for you to capitalise on strengths.

Action Planning

Where do you see yourself in five years time?  What’s the map to your dream job?  Let’s set the ball rolling with some realistic goals and actions to help get you there.

Core Skills Coaching

Core skills training specific to the your needs including;

  • CV writing                                                Business planning
  • Negotiation                                                Interview skills
  • Self-marketing and promotion

 The First Steps

Your outplacement programme will begin with a one-to-one meeting to assess your current situation, define what you need, identify priorities for action and establish specific desired outcomes.

Between your coaching sessions your coach will also be on hand on the telephone or email to answer any urgent matters or short queries.

Between scheduled sessions you are likely to be asked to complete specific actions that support the achievement of your personally prioritized goals.  You will be accountable to yourself and your coach for completing these.

Key Aspects of Coaching


To be able to move towards your goals you need to be able to talk about yourself in some detail and perhaps refer to situations relating to your beliefs, values, aspirations, current challenges and opportunities.   A climate of trust and confidentiality are critical to ensuring this.  We can assure you that no element of what we discuss will be divulged outside the confines of the coaching relationship.


We expect you to be committed to taking responsibility for yourself and for resolving your own issues and achieving your goals. It’s up to you to take responsibility for getting the results that you want.  How committed you are towards this is how successful you will be at achieving your dreams.

To be committed towards your goal it’s helpful to consider your:

  • Motivation
  • Self belief
  • Self discipline
  • Willingness to challenge

Ready, steady, go!

We’re all exceptionally good at engaging in pointless anxiety, procrastination, worry and negativity which helps us step away from taking action. 

We will help you to identify the steps you need to take, big or small, hard or smooth, to be able to step forward and shrug off those negative behaviours and patterns.  By identifying that they exist and using an appreciative approach, you will understand that what you want really is possible, and you’ll set off on this path of achievement.

Monitoring your Progress

Through the course of your Programme we’ll establish and agree actions. To help you to understand how you’re getting on we’ll work with you on a method for detailing your specific goals, actions you’ve agreed towards these and dates towards which you are working.  We’ll review these at each session and it forms a measure of success.

Most of our clients also use a reflective journal or diary in which they jot down how they’re getting on, the progress they’re making toward their goal and any obstacles they encounter on the way.  This self-reflection really does enhance awareness of yourself and is also something that we will discuss at our regular sessions.

We can help you find a new job

Whilst we’re based in Bournemouth, Dorset we’ve helped people across the UK find work and with their next career steps.  If you’d like to know more about how we can help you find a job, either get in touch on 01202 853647 or email us at  

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