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Manage Your Career

Imagine You Get To Do What You Love Every Single Day!

Whether this is moving to a new job in a different organisation, moving up the ladder in your current workplace or exploring completely different areas of work which interest you, it’s important to take a self-directing approach to achieve it.

Knowing where to start can sometimes be a deterrent and this is where I can help you.

My role as your mentor is to support and guide you in developing your career plan by giving you new perspectives:

  • Self-assessments are conducted in terms of your personal S.W.O.T. and your assertiveness, they are then discussed and refined.  These will then guide you in terms of your career preferences and how you see yourself in the world.
  • Start with the end in sight – What is your absolute dream job? What would you love to do? Here we concentrate on the WHAT and get clear on it.
  • Then we look at the WHY. Why you really want this role / position / work and we look at what drives you, your values and your story to date, both personally and professionally.
  • Next we look at your options – the market space, if and where technology fits, new ways of working and your skills and competencies.
  • Finally, we develop your career plan – your roadmap to living a life which is exciting, fulfilling and full of purpose.  And which will guide you in your next steps and keep you focused on your end goal.

This process requires some solid work and has proven to be exciting and a revelation for my clients.  It is the uniqueness of the principles applied by you, for you, which will result in your own effective career strategy.

My job is to guide you through my proven techniques and career planning process.  Email me at charley@charleyswords.com to discuss further and I look forward to helping you become the person you most want to be in the world.

“I engaged Charley because I was experiencing frustration for some time knowing that I needed to change direction in my career, but despite the benefit of numerous qualifications and extensive experience, I lacked direction and confidence as to my options or how to go about this.

I met with Charley for a consultation and knew immediately that we would work well together. Charley has a warm understanding approach and is quick to identity the self-limiting beliefs that were holding me back. In evaluating my career and experience, Charley took a great interest in who I am as a person, what motivates me, and where my key strengths lie. This stimulated a lot of consideration, reflection and honesty with regards to unearthing the aspects of me that require improvement and the unknown strengths that already exist. There was no hiding from Charley in that she held me to account, but the unearthing which was highly effective, was done compassionately and humorously. Charley displays an in-depth understanding of human psychology in her very effective approach.

Charley was a very effective coach and mentor to me. She instilled a confidence in me that I have no doubt will stand to me long into the future. I now have a road map with key actions which I am confident will take me where I need to go both in my career and my personal life. I have no hesitation in recommending Charley.

M. Leahy

Limerick, Ireland - December 2018

Make Your CV Work For You

Your CV is the first chance you get to make a good and strong impression on a potential or current employer – so you need to make it work for you!

It is a powerful personal marketing tool and I can help you update and strengthen it to incorporate the following:

  • Present your qualifications, skills and experience relative to the position you are aiming for.
  • Develop a compelling career summary and general profile emphasising the breadth and depth of your experience and the value you bring to the position.
  • Detail the results and outcomes you have achieved to date.
  • Structure and present it with impact and ensure correct grammar, word use and punctuation.

 

Do Yourself Justice At Your Interview

Nerves will generally kick in just before your interview.  It’s normal to have them but don’t let them have you! Whether you are:

  • uncertain you can articulate your achievements and ideas confidently;
  • preparing for your first interview ever, your first management position interview or an interview for a new role in a new organisation;
  • feeling this could be a tricky / complex interview or
  • nervous as your last interview is a distant memory ……

……… make sure you give plenty of time to preparing for your interview.

It is important to reflect on your strengths, what you bring to the position and to work on how to communicate well and present yourself to best effect.  Your S.W.O.T. will guide in this.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to the interview process and my work with you is tailored to meet your specific needs and covers three primary areas:

  • your approach to the interview and the typical questions you could be asked;
  • your application and CV and what it ‘says’ about you;
  • preparing you in terms of your verbal and non-verbal communication skills and how to be impactful.

 

“I recently engaged Charley for guidance in interview preparation.

Charley is an excellent, experienced coach and mentor who strengthened my CV and provided significant tips and relevant information on various topics which came up in the interview. She also guided and provided direction to me on preparing my presentation. Charley has a great knowledge of and ability to prepare me psychologically and she provided me with some very useful tools for truly clarifying what I want to achieve, to keep me calm and to breathe differently to manage my voice projection.

I found Charley to be very warm, calm and personal in her approach which made me feel very comfortable in having her as a coach/mentor.

Overall, I would highly recommend Charley to anyone seeking guidance and assistance with interview preparation, as she is most experienced in this field and was always available for support and guidance.”

C. Cooke

Dublin, Ireland - December 2019

All mentoring sessions are confidential and non-judgemental. If you would like further information, or to engage me to support you in developing your career plan, your CV or yourself for interview, please email me at charley@charleyswords.com

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