Career Coaching

How working with a career coach can help

A career coach can help you identify the right role for you and then help you make the transition into your new role.

Career coaching integrates career research and complex psychological theory with current knowledge about the job market and organisational processes.  A career coach is well placed to help you understand the world of work and your own personal development. The technically more complex side of the work, career counselling, combines discussion with a career coach and feedback from a variety of specialist exercises. It takes into account factors outside of work which often influence your happiness and effectiveness at work.

At Personal Career Management, all of our career coaches are trained and highly skilled at both the career counselling aspect and the job search side. This means the same coach can work alongside you throughout the process. If you know exactly what you want but simply want help getting there, and select one of our job search programmes, you’ll still benefit from your coaches expertise in career counselling as they will be able to work more in depth with you to ensure the quality that make you unique are reflected within your job search campaign, putting you ahead of the competition.

Selecting a career coach

Career coaching is its own specialist area. Whilst there are many ‘coaches’ out there, the vast majority are self taught in terms of career work and so you should look for specific training in career coaching.

We go to great lengths to select our career coaching team and look for a combination of qualifications specifically in career coaching, personal senior level experience and experience in working with clients through career transition. Their approach to the work in terms of high ethics, skills, enthusiasm, best practice and shared values for what we stand for are key. We may take on two new coaches a year out of hundreds from the industry who apply. We’re rightly fussy! Once on board they receive additional training and ongoing technical supervision.

When you meet with us for your initial meeting, we are also working out which of the team will work best with you. All are superb, but they will all bring their own individuality with them to their work.

All this means that by working with Personal Career Management you’ll receive the very best in career coaching that’s available.

Working with a career coach can help if you are looking to:

  • Improve your career progression with your current organisation
  • Move into a new external role
  • Explore your career options
  • Change career direction
  • Overcome a feeling of being “stuck” career-wise
  • Position yourself for future opportunities
  • Proactively manage career risks such as the threat of redundancy
  • Realign your working life and personal priorities

What do your programmes involve?

Our career coaching programmes are always tailored around your specific needs but they will typically include some or all of the following.  Working with a highly experienced career coach you will be able to:

  • Assess your current skills, experience and requirements
  • Explore your career options and make a clear, realistic career action plan
  • Market your skills to internal and external recruitment decision-makers and uncover opportunities
  • Access the specialist information, market intelligence and resources you need
  • Obtain the job you want and enhance your employability for the future

In addition, you will benefit from:

  • Services of a dedicated research manager to meet your informational needs
  • Access to a range of specialist online resources including market intelligence, company information, careers software etc.
  • Invitations to free networking events with key industry speakers
  • Up to 3 months free gym membership with Nuffield Health

What are your programmes and prices?

All of our career coaching programmes are tailored to each individuals needs and are based on a number of 1-1 coaching hours supplied per programme. The hours allocated to each programme are normally more than sufficient to help you achieve your career goals.

Launch Pad (Graduate Job Search)

For those within the first 10 years of their career

  • Assessment of skills, personal potential, career aspirations and needs
  • Option appraisal, decision-making and action planning
  • Job search support and information to move into your ideal role
  • 6 hours of career coaching

Face to Face £2,150 ex VAT or £240 per month*

Video Skype £1,095 ex Vat

Launch Pad Extra

For those within the first 10 years of their career

  • Assessment of skills, personal potential, career aspirations and needs
  • Option appraisal, decision-making and action planning
  • Job search support and information to move into your ideal role
  • 9 hours of career coaching

Face to Face £3,000 ex VAT or £342 per month*

Video Skype £1,625 ex Vat

Career Explorer

Career assessment, option appraisal and action-planning

  • In-depth career assessment of skills, values, potential etc.
  • Generating career options and career decision-making
  • Career action planning
  • 10 hours of career coaching

Face to Face £3,250 ex VAT or £372 per month*

Video Skype £1,800 ex VAT or £198 per month*

Job Search

How to find and win the ideal job                 

  • Job search strategies and  a dedicated client information manager to increase time-efficiency of your campaign
  • CVs, covering letters, applications etc to get you short-listed
  • Rehearsals for interviews, presentations, networking, etc.
  • 10 hours of career coaching

Face to Face £3,250 ex VAT or £372 per month*

Video Skype £1,800 ex VAT or £198 per month*

Combined programme

Career Explorer plus the Job Search Programme      

  • Full career assessment, option appraisal, decision-making, action-planning
  • Job search strategies with specialist information resources and support
  • Rehearsals  for interviews, presentations, networking meetings etc.
  • 16 hours of career coaching

Face to Face £4,250 ex VAT or £492 per month*

Video Skype £2,750 ex VAT or £312 per month*

Director Career Coaching

High-powered executive coaching programmes

  • Full career assessment, option appraisal, decision-making, action-planning
  • Job search strategies with specialist information resources and support
  • Rehearsals  for interviews, presentations, networking meetings etc.
  • 18 – 40 of hours career coaching

Starting from £5,000 ex VAT or from £582 per month*

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*Monthly payments are based on £480 initial deposit and include VAT. Payments can be spread over 10 months by direct debit from a UK Current Account.

*Skype programmes costing over £2,000 can also be paid by monthly direct debit.

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How do I find out more?

Call us on 0845 686 0745 or fill in our contact form and one of our team will ring you to discuss your requirements.  We offer a free, no-obligation career assessment to discuss your situation and how we can help.