Job Seeking - How Our Mentors Help
Patricia was put in touch with a Career Care mentor because she wanted to significantly improve at job interviews. She had always dreaded interviews and never performed well - to such an extent that it was compromising her ability to gain promotion and progress in her career.
Patricia and her mentor worked together for three weeks while Patricia also did self-development exercises that her mentor suggested to her. Patricia rehearsed by doing did mock interview with family and friends. She improved her skills in both traditional interviews and competency based interviews.
According to Patricia, her interview confidence has significantly increased and she is looking forward to a promotion opportunity coming up in work that she feefs confident about applying for.
Albert was applying for jobs and not getting interviews. He had also contacted recruitment companies and he found that he had no success with them either. He was finding the whole business of job seeking to be very unpleasant and difficult to make progress within.
With his Career Care mentor, Albert was helped to draft a different type of CV that was more appropriate to his circumstances. Albert also adopted a different approach to job seeking that was easier to undertake and that largely avoided competitive interviews.
Within a short time, Albert took on a temporary job contract with a local employer. This job has since progressed to a permanent role.
David is in his 40’s and worked for almost 20 years in the same company. He progressed through a series of jobs in sales and marketing to become Sales Director. He held that position for almost 10 years and loved it but was made redundant last year. David found the whole experience of unemployment and the requirement to go out and actively job seek very difficult to cope with. He missed the security that had been provided by his job and the company he wsas employed within.
David accessed good support from a jobs club located close to his home. He was referred on to Career Care by the jobs club and was matched up with a mentor who was able to support him in prospecting for opportunities. David went on to get hired into a good job and re-establishing himself in permanent employment.
All stories are real but names and some details have been changed