First Job and Graduate Career Coaching
We’re often asked ‘What job can I do with my degree?’ or ‘I haven’t been to uni – what could I do?’ – Easy! Work with Forward and you’ll be chasing down success in no time.
The Forward Get a Great Job Programme
This programme provides you with everything you need to find your ideal job and build your desired future.
We work with you to really understand what motivates and interests you (and what doesn’t). Building upon your strengths, skills and taking time to really understand what you want your life to look like, together we’ll get you set on a clear pathway to achieve your ideal role (even if you don’t know what that is yet).
Whatever you want from your career, we won’t settle until you’ve got a clear plan to get there.
How long is a career coaching session
The programme is normally comprised of 3 x 90 – 120 minute sessions over a period of six weeks with a degree of homework to complete between sessions. Your coach is also available to you between sessions for email and telephone support
As Albert Shweitzer said “Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Our Forward Career Coaches are here for you.
‘I used to be worried about what I was going to do after graduating. Now I can’t wait to get started!’
First Job and Graduate Career Coaching FAQs
The style will depend on what you the client want to achieve and you preferred style. Some people like a challenging and stretching style; others a more supportive and encouraging style. The free consultation with Catherine our Director of Client Relations will help you choose which coach is right for you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.
A life coach works with you to look at all aspects of your life; this can include career; romance; money; health/wellbeing and you chose which element (or more than one) you’d like to focus on and improve.
Coaching is very much goal focused (rather than therapy which is often addressing past traumas and other issues) so you can achieve your individual potential.
A coach helps you achieve the best you.
In addition to knowing what path you want to pursue, the most important things employers are now looking for are the ‘soft skills’ including confidence and motivation, resilience and emotional intelligence – things our current education system does not cover.
A career coach will help you define your career direction, ensure you have the tools to make the best applications, shine at interviews and build your key soft skills too.
A career coach helps you identify, set and achieve your goals. We all achieve so much more if we are very clear about where we want to get to, but so often job searching can simply be a ‘scatter gun’ of applications.
A career coach helps you clarify your strengths, motivations, interests and skills and identify a career path(s) (which sectors, activities,) that suit you; highlight any skills you might need to develop (e.g. interviewing, networking) and works with you to develop the tools you need (e.g. CV writing) to secure a great job.
Yes, you would certainly benefit from career coaching if you don’t know what you want to do, which path would suit you and how you can find it. Having a career coach is the best investment you can make.
If however you know exactly what you want and how to find it, then you don’t need a career coach.
However, if there are other areas in your life that are not exactly how you’d like them e.g. money/finance, work/life balance; family/friends; health/wellbeing, then a Forward life coach can help.