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 Coaching and Career Guidance Case Studies

Please note: names have been changed to protect our clients privacy, however case study details are genuine

Miles — Experienced independent Consultant seeking to return to salaried employment in a permanent role

 

Challenge: after successfully working independently as an Environmental Consultant for over twenty years, Miles sought our help to obtain a full time, salaried role. 

 

We explored Miles’ reasons for wanting to return to full time employment and then:

  • Provided insights into any concerns that recruiters may have regarding changing his work status

  • Ensured that Miles' CV effectively showcased the value accrued through his diverse project experience 

  • Rehearsed interview questions recruiters and employers would pose to ensure that Miles presented himself effectively

 

Outcome: Miles reports a higher rate of being called for interview and is confident that he will find an interesting, salaried position.

 Grace — Early career, seeking a sustainability focused role

Challenge: after taking time out to travel following her Masters Degree (2017), Grace had identified a fascinating ideal role, but needed help to find that all important first job which would successfully enable her to achieve her longer term career objective.

 

How we helped Grace: after carefully analysing her career goal, strengths, interests and likes/dislikes, our Career Research Service then:

  • Provided insights into the Sustainability Job Market

  • Outlined a number of different Career Paths to consider, four options in total

  • Recommended our favoured option with reasons for choice

  • Provided information on salaries and promotion prospects for this option

  • Identified suitable recruiters, job boards, live jobs and target employers

 

 

Outcome: three weeks after Grace finished our coaching sessions, we were delighted to hear she had accepted a job offer with a consulting firm which will provide a firm foundation from which to pursue her dream career in a specialist field within Marine Conservation.

Freya — Recent Graduate, seeking help to secure more interviews

Challenge:  Freya graduated in 2108 with a BSc in Science and excellent academic results, but had been turned down for a number of jobs for which she was suitable and qualified.

 

How we helped Freya 

  • Carried out a detailed CV review and provided guidance for improvement

  • Provided insights into recruitment processes and systems

  • Gave intensive 1-2-1 support to rewrite her CV to fully communicate all of her strengths

  • Provided detailed guidance to improve her job applications and cover letter to increase the chance of being selected for interview

Outcome: just two weeks after our coaching sessions finished, we were delighted to hear that Freya obtained a Sustainability role resulting from her first job application after our work together.

If you are seeking help with any aspect of your career development, please get in touch directly by emailing philippa@sustainableprospects.co.uk