Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night. Marian Wright Edelman

Frequently asked questions

Do you see people like me?

Every person has a unique story. Some focus on advancing their ambitions as they start out, while others are choosing a change of pace. Young or old, whatever their profession, all who seek the services of a career professional dream of the job that ‘fits’ so well that it enables their unique qualities to be expressed.

My clients have included those who are keen to present themselves at their best in applying for a great role they already have in their sights, those who want to branch out into something completely different, those who are considering retirement or semi-retirement, or who have been retrenched.

How many sessions will I need?

At our initial meeting, we will discuss your career aspirations and current needs. At that time, we will also map out a package of activities designed to move things along for you.

The number of sessions recommended will depend on what it is that you’re wanting to achieve.

We may also designate some tasks for you to undertake independently. Such ‘homework’ may include some reading, completing questionnaires, research, talking to contacts, or working on your resume and other documents.

Will you find me a job?

My aim is to “teach you how to fish”, so that you will be equipped throughout your career to step towards your destination. I give you the tools to use, and support you as you access your inner resources to put them into practise. Throughout your career, you will be able to make the important decisions and feel confident in presenting yourself effectively to employers.

With this support - at once creative, visionary, and practical - you will feel empowered as never before to manage your career and job search steps independently.

Will you do my résumé for me?

Working on a résumé together with you, face-to-face, enables me to help you bring out what’s special about you and your career, and to present all that concisely, with impact, targeted to the job you want, and in terms which are meaningful to the potential employer.

Yes, we can create a résumé by correspondence. This way, though, it may lack the inspiration and insight that can be gained from working on it side-by-side with you.

How can I prepare for our sessions?

The more clarity you have about what you think are the areas in which you'd like some help, the better we will be able to meet your needs. It can be a good idea to map out in writing how you see your current situation, any ideas you might have for the future, and what you think you’d like help with. Prior to our meeting, or at any stage, you are welcome to call or email me with your thoughts, together with your current resume (if you already have one) here.