Career Coaching

Career Planning & Coaching

Coaching helps and enables everyone, including students and professionals, to focus, improve, develop, learn new skills, find success, achieve aims and manage life change and challenges. It addresses attitudes, behaviours, knowledge as well as skills and capabilities. Strategic planning and commitment in the challenges ahead will empower you to reach your goals.

Coaching is delivered accordingly whether as early career planning, career coaching, executive coaching or outplacement service. In all cases, the intention is to improve the professional performance of the coachee and enable them to reach their goals. In the first and second instances, the process is driven by the coachee and the goal is to focus their career direction and improve their performance. In the third instance, the process is driven by the organisation and the goal is to enable the coachee to meet the goals set to them and so improve their performance within the organisation. In the last case, the process is usually driven by the organisation in an effort to enable employees being laid off to find employment elsewhere.

CV / Resume Writing

The CV is a short written overview of your skills, education and work experience. It is a formal way to showcase your capabilities and achievements. It must be brief, dynamic, promising, but also realistic.

Typical Contents of a CV / Resume

The most common use of a CV is when sent to prospective employers in response to a job advert, when applying for internships, work experience, volunteer work, or to join a professional club or association. It must be tailor-made to the specific job you may be applying for if it is to be effective.

A typical CV must contain the following information:
• Personal details: name, surname, address, phone number;
• Personal statement: a brief summary of who you are, what you have done and what you can offer;
• Key Skills: your most important skills with respect to the job you may be applying for;
• Work Experience: where you have worked, in what capacity, your responsibilities, your accomplishments;
• Education: qualifications, short courses, professional development;
• Other relevant information: hobbies, interests.

A CV must always be submitted in conjunction with a short cover letter. In the case where an employer asks for an application form, you should still submit your CV and a cover letter alongside the application form.

An effective representation of your skills and capabilities along with a good match with the ‘person specification’ and ‘job requirements’ of the job you are applying for will increase your possibilities of receiving an invitation to attend an interview. The interview may take many forms and could be face-to-face, over the phone or video. It may also include Maths and English competency tests, psychometric tests, even tasks simulating elements of the job you are applying for. Some interviews may last for several hours and may also include a session, usually over lunch, mixing with staff to ensure that your personality is compatible with theirs.

If all goes well, a job offer should follow. It will be up to you then to accept, reject or negotiate the contents of the offer.


 
 
CV / Resume & Cover Letter packages available:

School Leaver / Graduate

A CV and Cover Letter focusing on your personality, skills and plans for the future.

Your intentions must be clear:
• You may be planning to go to college or university or on an apprenticeship and so looking for a Part Time job to support you during your studies;
• You may be looking for a Full Time job based on your skills and capabilities with an eye towards growing within the job.

Package includes:
• Phone Consultation;
• CV Writing (1-page);
• Short Cover Letter.

University Graduate

A CV and Cover Letter focusing on your studies and projects undertaken at university, any work experience you might have gained, skills (include any transferable ones), relevant hobbies or interests, and your plans for the future.

Your intentions must be clear:
• You may be looking for a job relevant to your studies and so you must highlight the specific field you focused on and how you will be able to deliver on the requirements of the post you are applying for;
• You may be looking for a job relevant to your studies with a company offering a graduate scheme.

Package includes:
• Phone Consultation;
• CV Writing (1-page);
• Short Cover Letter.

Early Career Professional (up to 3 years)

A CV and Cover Letter focusing on your work experience, achievements, skills (including transferable ones), education and your plans for the future.

Your intentions must be clear:
• You may be planning to build on your experience by taking another job within the same company or elsewhere;
• You may be looking for higher levels of responsibility within the same company or elsewhere;
• You may have decided that this is not what you want to do and are looking for options for a career change either within the same company or elsewhere - thus, more focus must be given to your achievements and your transferable skills.

Package includes:
• Phone Consultation;
• CV Writing (1-page);
• Short Cover Letter.

Mid Career Professional (from 3 to 10 years)

A CV and Cover Letter focusing on your work experience, achievements, skills (including transferable ones), leadership potential, plans for the future, professional development and education.

Your intentions must be clear:
• You may be looking for a better salary and thus planning to transfer your abilities and experience by taking on a similar job at another company;
• You may be looking for higher levels of responsibility within the same company or elsewhere;
• You may be looking for a new challenge through a career change either within the same company or elsewhere - thus, more focus must be given to your experience, achievements and your transferable skills.

Package includes:
• Phone Consultation;
• CV Writing (2-pages maximum);
• Short Cover Letter.

Advanced Career Professional (10+ years)

A CV and Cover Letter focusing on your leadership, achievements, work experience, skills (including transferable ones), plans for the future, professional development and education.

Your intentions must be clear:
• You may be looking for higher levels of responsibility within the same company or elsewhere - examples would be headships, leaderships, directorships, etc;
• You may be looking for a better salary and thus planning to transfer your abilities and experience by taking on a similar job at another company;
• You may be looking for a new challenge through a career change either within the same company or elsewhere.

Package includes:
• Phone Consultation;
• CV Writing (3-pages maximum);
• Short Cover Letter.

CV Pricing in GBP - £
Price in GBP
School Leaver / Graduate £ 50
University Graduate £ 60
Early Career Professional (up to 3 years) £ 75
Mid Career Professional (from 3 to 10 years) £ 100
Advanced Career Professional (10+ years) £ 150

The prices above do NOT include VAT

• Please contact us to discuss your requirements, ensure clarity on your expectations, and establish amount of work needed;
• A deposit of 50% is charged prior to the start of any job and the rest on completion;
• Payments by online bank transfer;
• Urgent jobs may incur an extra charge.

CV Pricing in Euro - €
Price in Euro
School Leaver / Graduate € 55
University Graduate € 70
Early Career Professional (up to 3 years) € 85
Mid Career Professional (from 3 to 10 years) € 115
Advanced Career Professional (10+ years) € 170

The prices above do NOT include VAT

• Please contact us to discuss your requirements, ensure clarity on your expectations, and establish amount of work needed;
• A deposit of 50% is charged prior to the start of any job and the rest on completion;
• Payments by online bank transfer;
• Urgent jobs may incur an extra charge.

Early Career Planning

The end of secondary or tertiary education brings with it joys but also concerns about the future. Whether you are looking towards further academic or vocational education, employment, taking a gap year, or you are simply not sure what to do next, our experts are here to help you make the right decision. We can work with you to identify a path based on your skills as well as wishes and dreams.

This service is aimed towards those individuals who have not decided what to study for or what to do once their education is completed, ie once their secondary or degree education days are over. Specifically for those who:
• are just completing their secondary education and wondering what to do: look for employment, internship, vocational training or university education?
• have decided that they want to study at a university but they need help to decide what subject.
• are just completing their degree level university studies and are considering furthering their education with an MSc or PhD, or look for employment.

Through our consultation sessions, we will identify your strong points, skills, capabilities and your wishes regarding your professional direction and then consider the market position as it applies to you. We will then evaluate these and suggest options for the most appropriate ways forward.

School Leaver / Graduate

Focus:
Those just completing their secondary education may be wondering what to do: should they look for employment, internship, vocational training or university education.

Package includes:
• 3 Consultation sessions (45 minutes each);
• Consultation sessions via Skype or FaceTime;
• Maths Competency Online Test;
• English Competency Online Test;
• Evaluation Report;
• CV Writing (1-page);
• Cover Letter Writing.

Price (£ or €):
£ 350 + vat
390 + vat

University Study Considerations

Focus:
If you have decided to attend university to further your learning but are not sure what to study for, we can work with you to identify your strong points, skills, capabilities and inclination regarding potential areas of study and professional direction and then consider the market position as it applies to you. We will then evaluate these and suggest options for the most appropriate way forward.

Package includes:
• 3 Consultation sessions (45 minutes each);
• Consultation sessions via Skype or FaceTime;
• Maths Competency Online Test;
• English Competency Online Test;
• Evaluation Report;
• CV Writing (1-page);
• Cover Letter Writing.

Price (£ or €):
£ 350 + vat
390 + vat

University Graduate

Focus:
Those just completing their degree level university studies may be considering furthering their education with an MSc or PhD, or look for employment.

Package includes:
• 3 Consultation sessions (45 minutes each);
• Consultation sessions via Skype or FaceTime;
• Maths Competency Online Test;
• English Competency Online Test;
• Evaluation Report;
• CV Writing (1-page);
• Cover Letter Writing.

Price (£ or €):
£ 350 + vat
390 + vat

Career Coaching

Career coaching helps individuals reach their goals. The process focuses on identifying what the coachees want and need from their career. Decisions are made to enable needed actions to be taken in order to accomplish their career objectives and a balance between career and personal life.

The career coaching process takes place as follows:

Career Coaching

Focus:
For professionals wishing to enhance their prospects and improve their professional performance.

Package includes:
• 4 Consultation sessions (1-hour each);
• Consultation sessions via Skype or FaceTime;
• Maths Competency Online Test;
• English Competency Online Test;
• Evaluation of skills and competencies;
• Evaluation of professional experiences;
• Discussion on potential professional options and market demand;
• Strategic plan on way forward including alternatives;
• Developing contacts and becoming part of networks;
• Job search techniques and focused targeting;
• Effective use of online tools (websites, agents, direct, etc);
• Interview preparation, techniques and what to look for;
• Evaluation Report;
• CV Writing (1-page);
• Cover Letter Writing.

Price (£ or €):
£ 750 + vat
830 + vat

• Identification by coach of the existing undesirable performance related behaviour;
• The coachee explains where they believe the undesirable performance behaviour is based;
• Explanation by the coach on the expectations from the coachee;
• Agreement reached on the effect of this behaviour on the coachee and the organisation;
• Identification of desirable behaviour through a collaborative plan;
• Commitment by coachee on the next steps to deal with the issue at hand;
• Make arrangements for following meetings at regular intervals;
• Monitoring of coachee's feedback in the form of comments, instructions and suggestions;
• Provide feedback to the coachee on their progress.

Executive Coaching

Executive coaching is a very dynamic tool towards developing high potential employees, retaining top talent and readying executives for progression. It is a 3-way partnership between the coach, the executive and the organisation with all three parts contributing. Coaching is conducted based on both the executive and the organisation's goals and needs with the intention of benefiting both parties.

The executive coaching process takes place as follows:

• A collaboration / partnership is set up between the three parties;
• Ground rules, time frames, specific goals and measures of success are agreed;
• Approaches followed include the creation of a development plan, building of skills, performance improvement, focused development on future assignments, development of leadership skills based on the organisation's needs;
• Coaching processes include needs analysis, evaluation, planning, goal setting, development and implementation of coaching plan, monitoring of progress;
• Coaching practices include problem solving, solutions' planning, exploratory communication, feedback, use of leadership development tools and other resources;
• Focusing on developing and shaping up the executive towards developing skills to meet strategic business objectives;
• The process also includes other stakeholders from the organisation.

Outplacement Services

One of the most important success elements of organisations is to ensure that employees feel that they are the most important assets and that they are being valued and treated with respect. This is most evident when an organisation is forced to lay off some of its employees since this is where the organisation's commitment to its employees will become evident, not just by the support it provides to those going but also to the eyes of those staying! Other than the severance pay received by those going, organisations who value their employees, brand and image, offer outplacement services to help prepare those laid off for the difficult journey ahead.

As far as the actual employees are concerned, being laid off when their role has been made redundant (voluntarily or otherwise) is one of the most stressful situations they may find themselves in. It is also an opportunity to start again with a new employer, change career path, return to education or even start one's own business. There are many options on moving forward and our experts at Efixis are here to help you evaluate your status and make the right decisions to move forward supported by our outplacement services which are tailor-made on you to support you on your way ahead.

At Efixis, since our clients come from many countries, we use interactive outplacement services and so an employee does not need to travel to see their career coach.

• Evaluation of skills and competencies;
• Evaluation of professional experiences;
• Discussion on potential professional options;
• Research on market demand and potential for re-orientation;
• Strategic plan on way forward;
• Focused CV writing based on strategic plan;
• Focused and speculative cover letters;
• Interview preparation, techniques and what to look for;
• Job search techniques and focused targeting;
• Effective use of online tools (websites, agents, direct, etc);
• Developing contacts and becoming part of networks.