How to get a great Job
What job can I do with my degree?’ That is the number one question we hear from so many students. Or, ‘I haven’t been to uni – what could I do?’
The Forward Get a Great Job (GAGJ) programme provides you with everything you need to find your ideal job and build your desired future.
The Programme has five parts and takes place over three to six sessions depending on whether you choose the fast track version.
Part 1 – What are employers looking for and how can you win at this game?
This provides an opportunity to understand employers’ perspective, the job market and get an overview of the job hunt process.
Part 2 – Looking Inside – Who I really am
We help you work out everything that is most important in your life. We get to the bottom of the big questions – what sort of person are you? What kind of life appeals to you? What are your strengths and skills? What is important to you and what are your values?
Part 3 – Looking Outside – what might suit you, where do you find the most likely opportunity to succeed
In this stage we look at what roles and work environments could suit you. What are the different industries, sectors and companies most aligned with your skills and interests; where will you thrive and achieve success and happiness? What work will you actually be doing?
Part 4 – My personal brand and marketing yourself – CVs, Applications, Interviews
In this part of the programme we co-create and practical action plan and help you develop the tools (CV, Cover letter, LinkedIn profile) to best present you and guide you on where to look and how best to apply for the roles that suit you. We also support on building your focus, confidence and resilience and prepare you for interviews.
Part 5 – Job-Hunting Toolkit, Action and Habits
This programme is normally comprised of three x 90-120 minutes sessions on Skype/zoom during which we follow the programme to make sure you achieve each step. The programme is accompanied by our ‘How to Get A Great Job’ workbook to help you keep to the structure.
In between sessions, there will be follow up actions to best prepare you for the following session and help you towards your objective: getting a great job.
By the end of the programme you will have the skills, knowledge, confidence and focus to apply for roles that that suit your profile and kickstart your career journey.
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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.