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 the skills and experience of 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 work in very particular disciplines (marketing, digital, social media, creative 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 generally assisting the candidate in making applications or preparing for interviews.
But that’s very different to career coaching, back to my original point above.
Career and professional 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 as I can, we have created a Your Moxie Coach team, and we are more than happy to introduce you to one of our great coaches.
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. Then it’s over to you to work with the coach and arrange your own sessions with them. Costs range from £40 to £200 an hour and our coaches can help at all stages of your professional career, and across all disciplines/sectors/job titles!
On a purely practical level, we also offer training in how to find a great new job, or more freelance clients. This can include a complete review of your CV, Linked In profile and online portfolio; how to work with recruiters; using the job boards to apply for roles; covering letters and applications, and using Linked In to network and find a new job or more clients. So, even if Moxie and Mettle doesn’t place you in a new role, we can help you find your next great opportunity, just ask for more information.
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