The average person will change careers five to seven times in their working life and that approximately 30 percent of the workforce will change jobs every 12 months.
How do people manage to do this? In some cases, they seek Transitional Career Counselling.
We begin by working collaboratively to get to know you— your curiosities, hopes, dreams, goals, values, and personal preferences. This coaching process will help you get to know yourself in ways you may not expect. You will experience yourself from a new perspective.
We will co-create, design, and build the best plan possible for you, your career, and your life.
Career Counselling helps you transition from one job to another, or from one career to another. Some of my clients go on to become entrepreneurs and launch a business; others find fulfillment in a rewarding and happy new career.
I help people to rethink and re-imagine their options, just like you would seek the services a lawyer to understand the specifics of a legal case.
Many people manage their careers themselves and talk to friends or family before making a decision. Transitional Career Counselling guides and support you through the process of making significant and strategic career transitions.
You must come prepared to do the work and be motivated to commit and engage with the counselling process. You may not have all the answers, but you need to come prepared with questions and be committed to the process of exploring solutions.
The first step in the counselling process will help you develop your value proposition by capturing what you enjoy doing, where you excel, and your transferable skills.
I'll work with you to communicate effectively directly to your target audience by speaking their language, piquing their interest, landing an interview, and move forward.
Next, we will collaborate on tweaking your résumé, elevator pitch, and marketing materials. I’ll ensure your marketing materials are highly-effective selling tools that will enable a prospective employer to immediately understand what you’re able to bring to the table and what how you can be the solution to their requirements.
I work with my clients to identify their transferable skills through a collaborative discovery process.
For example, if you’re a software engineer, you will know you have the required skills (coding and building software applications). You may not realize that you also have the skills to project manage and solve problems that are transferrable to many different careers.
I’ll help you explore and identify your transferrable “hard” and “educational” skills as well as your inherent “soft skills” — which are more in demand than ever before.
Career Counselling will help you connect with people and enhance your networking skills. Whether you’re looking in the “visible job market” or the “hidden job market,” I’ll collaborate with you to develop interview skills, contract negotiating, and salary negotiating skills.
Getting what you need and knowing your value will bring your dreams into sharper focus and make them achievable for you.