Carol McLachlan FCA helps accountants solve problems, at home and at work. From work/life balance and time management, to assertiveness, communication skills and career planning, she draws on her long career in practice and training as a coach and NLP pracitioner
Jobsearch support for professionals
The last 18 months have been a tough time for UK businesses, and many professionals have found themselves out in the cold following budget cuts and aggressive restricting programmes. The next few months are likely to see a repeat of this private sector woe in the public sector as budget cuts put many more jobs under threat. However, there is support available for those who find themselves unemployed and need career coaching to help get them back into work.
I was recently approached to take part in a new scheme sponsored by the DWP which offers free one-to-one coaching for professionals looking for a new job and I’m delighted to say the scheme is now under way.
The programme includes a personal one-to-one coaching enabling you to develop an Action Plan for success. From the comfort of your own home or from the job centre and depending on your individual needs, you will be coached on how to:
- Clarify your goals
- See what’s holding you back
- Rebrand yourself
- Define and execute a job search strategy
- Understand employers’ recruitment practices
- Improve your job applications
- Improve your interview techniques
The Jobsearch Support Service for Newly Unemployed Professionals is targeted principally at professional or executive jobseekers in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) who have become unemployed after a period of long term employment.
The aim of the programme is to give customers with professional and executive occupational backgrounds, the knowledge and skills to enable them to identify and secure relevant jobs using up-to-date job search techniques and to exploit diverse recruitment channels.
I’m really looking forward to working with those who apply to the programme and helping them get back into employment. One of the things I’ll be doing with them is formulating their career action plans using SSMART goals (these are aims which are stretching, specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely).
To find out more about the programme and how you can apply, click here.