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.

Career Explorer programme

This programme offers a full career assessment and option appraisal with the development of a clear, focused and realistic action plan.  It’s ideal if you are feeling “stuck” in your career or want to review your options.  It will also help you identify the key factors and environments to look out for in future roles, to ensure maximum job satisfaction and peak performance.

9 hours of one to one career coaching, 2 hours of remote support.

£3,250 Ex VAT or £372 per month*

Job Search Programme

This is for individuals who know exactly which role they want next and who want expert support in helping them get shortlisted and then win the job offer.  Help with all aspects of job search are provided, from devising CVs, rehearsing for interviews, to developing an online presence.  Full research support and information services are provided.

9 hours of one to one career coaching, 2 hours of remote support.

£3,250 Ex VAT or £372 per month*

Combined programme

This programme brings together both elements of the Career Explorer and Job Search programme to ensure a well thought through and highly effective job search campaign.

14 hours of one to one career coaching, 4 hours of remote support.

£4,250 Ex VAT or £492 per month*

Skype career coaching programme

Our Skype career coaching programmes allow you to work with the same quality career coach, with the option of meeting with them at least once, but working predominantly through Skype or on the phone. For more information click here

From £1,095 to £2,750 Ex VAT*

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.