Service: Career Coaching and Interview Skills
Dropped out of university now happily in a great job
Jim had never really wanted to go to university but as all his friends were going, he applied, was accepted and started at Bristol. Within a few months, it was clear it was not the right path for him. The pressures were getting to him and he tragically lost one friend to suicide. But crashing out without a plan was not an easy decision. He knew he had to face the big question – what to do? Tension at home was building as his parents were getting frustrated with his lack of drive and direction. Jim knew he needed a career and there was pressure to follow in his parents’ footsteps, but he simply didn’t see himself in finance. Competing personal and family pressures confused his thinking and direction – he was keen to find the right way forward but kept getting lost as others put new ideas in front of him. With confidence fading and no progress in sight, his parents decided to support him with independent coaching through Forward.
After a series of coaching sessions exploring important topics with well guided questions and space to work things out, Jim came up with a game plan that could help him combine his passion (sports) with a job that paid him what he needed to earn. Sometimes all it takes is an independent mentor to reframe one’s thinking. Since attending Forward, Jim has gained independence, found his perfect job, moved into a flat share with friends and his relationship with his parents has improved significantly.