Who comes to
your service typically?
Our clients are aged from 16 to 65. Whether
male or female, jobholder, self-employed, under-employed or unemployed,
entrepreneur, homemaker, student or semi-retiree, they have in common
is a desire to participate in life in a more meaningful way and to
feel in charge of their careers.
happens at a consultation?
We listen to you. We decide on our goals for the session. Depending
on your needs and our discussion, we plan what to do. The process
aims to help you assess and expand your self-awareness and opportunity-awareness.
To make our session more productive and allow for reflection, you
may also be asked to do some homework or research between appointments.
What fees do you charge?
The process of evaluating your career situation and options is
likely to take a number of face to face visits.
You can come for individual sessions at an hourly rate or you can
commit to our new Activate Your
Career, comprehensive 3-session program. The package
program involves a thorough career assessment. Subsequent or unplanned
meetings are charged at the hourly rate. Payment for the package
is made at the conclusion of the first meeting. Payment for individual
meetings is made by cash or cheque at the conclusion of each meeting.
How many sessions will I need?
This is different for each person. It will be depend on the content
of the session, the range of assistance required, your willingness
to do independent research and homework, availability of time and
your budget. Generally, people come for two sessions and will often
have follow-up telephone assistance.
Do you use psychological or ability tests?
For young people we recommend the Morrisby Profile which is one of the
most comprehensive and scientifically robust assessment systems in use today.
The Report identifies your abilities, learning style, your personality fit and
your career interests. Using all this information we then identify the twelve
occupations that are the best fit for you. The report also highlights what next
steps you can take to plan for your future career.
For adults, we use card sorts, personality indicators, worksheets and discussion
to help clarify your preferred work skills, values, interests, occupational interests
and possible barriers to success.
Are evening and Saturday appointments
Yes. We work around your availability.
How do you measure your success? Do you
guarantee a successful outcome for me?
No one can guarantee that you will achieve your dream, but we have
been helping adults to resolve career issues for more than 19 years.
Clients’ feedback and the number of referrals from former
clients measure our success.
What if I have to cancel?
We ask for 24 hours notice of cancellation. A fee will apply for
appointments missed and not cancelled.
Do you specialise only in helping career
No. We help people with all career issues whether it is preparation
of a Career Action Step strategy, employer proposals, job hunt,
resume updating, guidance choosing between career options, rehearsal
for selection interviews, selection of further studies as a mature
age student, resolving dual career issues with partners, or any
other career problem or concern they may have.
I've used many internet employment sites,
read many career self-help books and guides but have not found my
'ideal career' yet. How would seeing you be different?
A skilled helper - a career coach or counsellor - provides much
more. He or she can facilitate your self-search for factors critical
to career decision- making, guide you to relevant sources of information
and, importantly, be an empathic companion along the way.
What are the significant changes in personal
career planning in recent years?
There are more ideas about “personal freedom” to choose
and to change. Our need and obligation to be true to our authentic
self in the work we do is the current theme of career and personal
One career for life is now less likely. The consensus is that a
series of careers, with carefully prepared transitions between each,
is more typical. Such career changes reflect the changes within
ourselves as we move through life's journey.
Job applicants are also expected to be more self-motivated and have
up-to-date information about their prospective employers, and understand
the relevant issues within the industry or profession they are interested
It is not practical for me to meet you.
Is there an alternative?
Yes. We can use emails and telephone to help you.
Are you an employment agency?
No. We do not arrange job interviews or make recommendations to
potential employers. We also do not guarantee to find work or jobs