As a recruiter, I am often introduced to or approached by people who are looking for advice and help to work out what they should, could or want to do next in their career, and very often by people wanting to make a complete career change.
That’s not really what a recruiter does. A recruiter matches skills and experience within a candidate to a role within a client company. That’s what we get paid to do, by the client, not by the candidate (just for reference). A client will only want to part with their hard earned cash to us if we provide them with a candidate who can do the job for which they are recruiting; we generally don’t get paid to find transferable skills/trainee people. At our recruitment business, Moxie and Mettle, we also work in a very particular sector (marketing and PR) and so our clients tend to be those looking for those particular skills. You get the picture.
Alongside helping a candidate to find a new job with one of our clients, of course there is an element of general help and advice about the application process, the covering letter, the role for which the candidate is applying, some interview help and advice and general helpfulness to the candidate preparing for applications or interviews for jobs.
But that’s very different to career coaching, back to my original point above.
Career coaching is a particular skill and specialism all by itself and there are many different types of coaches and coaching programmes.
I know lots of coaches, a few in particular quite well. So in an ongoing effort to be helpful and useful to as many people with whom I connect as I possibly can, we have created a referral scheme for those who would like to find out more or access some coaching expertise.
There’s no cost for the referral; you simply let me know what you are particularly looking for in a coach, or what you are hoping to achieve from some coaching and I’ll make the introduction to one (or more) of our coaches.
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