The following are real-life case studies and testimonials using their own name.
Individual Case Studies
Case Study No.1
Nigel Best was made redundant after six years as a Director of Business Development in the Defence Sector. His redundancy came out of the blue. He spent months looking for a job and was beginning to despair as he’d got down to the last stage of interview three times in a row and failed to get the job each time. He researched a number of companies and decided to work with Personal Career Management.
“It was brilliant for giving me back my confidence, making sure my CV was making the most of my relevant expertise and that my interview technique wasn’t letting me down. Within a few weeks I had three job offers and actually had to choose between them all. My new job is in Business Development as before with a comparable salary and package. Considering the position I’d been in before Christmas it was an amazing turnaround in a very quick time.”
Case Study No.2
Siobhan Beatty had spent 22 years working for a financial services company. She had set up the HR department and then achieve ground breaking work in the area of CSR. However the difficult economic climate meant that her role was made redundant. This left Siobhan, aged 52, wondering what she could do that would give her the creativity and satisfaction of her previous job. She wanted to do something completely different but wasn’t sure if she was brave enough.
“I found it incredibly empowering working with Personal Career Management. I had a vision of becoming a teacher but I needed someone to interrogate me to see whether I was being practical. I was over 50, with three children and other responsibilities so I knew it was a big lifestyle change and a risk. My career coach really helped me to think this through and make sure it was right for me. I’m now teaching English and loving it.”
"We have been very pleased with the level of service we have received and more importantly our employees report back they too have been very impressed. One thing that has been really valued is the quality of coaching which has been to a depth people hadn't expected and people have felt well supported in this space. This has been a critical factor in the success of our people. As a Company we have also felt well supported with the quick response to pick up some very individual and specific requests we have made and feel that the service has been flexible enough to meet our needs."
Jo Cochrane, HR Business Partner, Capital One
"Thank you for your assistance during what has been a very stressful and difficult time for the company. Your willingness to come alongside and assist in supporting members of staff who had become increasingly frustrated and worried about re-entering the job market has been incredibly beneficial to us as a company. I would highly recommend your services to any other company facing a similar redundancy situation and will certainly consider using any additional services your company provides in the future."
Rachel Swift, HR Manager, Lansdowne
"Personal Career Management provided us with a very high level of expertise; an understanding of the various issues associated with the individual aspects of redundancy, professionalism in their approach and undertook the administrative aspects themselves. We used a two pronged approach with them which included an 'open' workshop looking at the external marketplace and an overview of CV writing and interviews, coupled with a one to one meeting afterwards to address individual concerns and issues. The feedback on these sessions was highly positive and uplifting which is to their credit in such difficult circumstances. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Personal Career Management to anyone."
Alison Heaney, HR Director, Travelex Currency Services
"We appointed Personal Career Management to carry out outplacement workshops for employees who were at risk of redundancy. The level of service, flexibility and professionalism was exceptional and we received nothing but positive feedback from the attendees. I would have no hesitation in recommending Personal Career Management and look forward to working with them in the future whether with outplacement, coaching or career workshops."
Gemma Bicknell, HR Manager, Avnet
"I am delighted to say that the feedback on the workshops run by Corinne and her team has been first class. All staff came out of the sessions visibly more confident about their prospects. Not only did the team here feel motivated by the daylong session but they felt well equipped with the additional knowledge of how both recruitment agencies and employers use various techniques within their websites to scan CV's and applications. Whilst the sessions dealt with the practicalities of CV writing, importance of LinkedIn and interview techniques, very well, one of the consistent positives from the team was the confidence building element. A lot of the people came out very focussed on what they can do, skills they do have, rather than the negative angle. This I believe has, already, helped a number of them secure new jobs. If you are going through a similar process I would recommend Corinne and her team very highly."
Richard Cartwright, Head of Service Delivery, Computershare