Career Development

If you have decided that now is the time to give yourself a ‘Career Kick Start’ read on, to find out how I can help you. I understand that every individual is unique, so, the nature of your ‘Career Kick Start’ will vary, depending on your particular needs and circumstances.

Every ‘Career Kick Start’ has to begin with action. This can feel very daunting, at this stage you may also  be grappling with the 3 ‘F’s - your Feelings, your Fears and your Failings. My Career Kick Start Programme will help you to gain clarity, conviction and confidence to take action and achieve your career development goals.

 

Career Kick Start Programme

 

Through flexible and individually tailored coaching sessions I provide you with with expertise and practical help to suit your needs. The sessions are conducted by video conference calls plus phone and email support enabling me to assist clients across the UK and beyond.

 

Scroll down to see the latest client testimonials.

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Career Coaching

You want a ‘Career Kick Start’ but may be feeling confused about your options, unsure of how to market yourself, feel ‘stuck in a rut’  or afraid to take the next step. Personalised Career coaching will help you to feel F.A.B by giving you Focus, Application and self Belief.

Tailored C.V./
Applications

I will review your C.V. or create a new C.V. to ensure that it is tailored to the specific role*. *Includes a review of the company and job role to identify ‘match features’.

Well Crafted Cover Letter

A cover letter/email plays a vital role in supporting your C.V/application. Ensure your cover letter engages the reader and enhances your application by considering the 4 ‘W’s.

Mock Interview

Interview technique is not an everyday activity, a mock interview is an opportunity to practice and hone your interview skills. Tailored to your actual application, delivered with HR insight and constructive feedback it will help you to:

  • overcome nerves

  • communicate with fluency

  • answer questions with conviction

  •  

    understand your ‘X factor’ and action areas

  • project your ‘best self’ 

  • create a rapport with the interviewer

Career Kick Start Programme - Levels of service:

Contact me for a free 30 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs

Bronze - ideal for first interviews
2 hours | 4 options | £99

C.v. Review / Career coaching

60 minutes review of content - clear, logical, convincing, best examples for evidence, match to role/exployer?

Proof reading - grammar, spelling

60 minutes feedback provided plus discussion of amendments

Preparation of application/CVs

Review of application/CV - proof reading and content

Extra practice questions and development of answers

Mock interviews - to hone interview skills

Feedback - content and delivery of answers - logic and clarity

Feedback - Projection of self - non verbal behaviours and voice

Silver - ideal for multiple interviews/applications
5 hours | £199
(divided into appropriate time slots)

Preparation of applications

Review of applications/proof reading and content

Extra practice questions and development of answers

Multiple mock interviews -  to hone interview skills 

Feedback - content and delivery of answers - logic and clarity

Feedback - Projection of self - non verbal behaviours and voice

Gold - first and second interviews or multiple applications
8 hours | £299
(divided into appropriate time slots)
 

"As a result of our coaching sessions I received 3 job offers! I have accepted the one which fits me best for my career growth.

Candidate - Supply Chain

 2021

"It was a great pleasure to work with Melanie. I was looking for career development opportunities, however, my interviews were not going well. I was receiving plenty of rejections and I started to lose confidence. At this point I contacted Melanie.

She was very supportive, flexible and helpful during this period. To achieve my goal we worked on my CV and interview questions. Following tailored mock interviews she gave me feedback about my interview performance. Outside of the coaching sessions she also answered my questions regarding interview preparation. Melanie made me feel more confident about my skills and helped me to realise what a strong background I do have.

As a result of our coaching sessions I received 3 job offers! I have accepted the one which fits me best for my career growth. I highly recommend Melanie. She has great knowledge and she really understands your needs. If I need to I will be back for her coaching service again. Thank you Melanie I couldn't have achieved my goals without your help."

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"I would thoroughly recommend her!"

Candidate - Public Sector

 2021

"Through my mock interviews with Melanie, she helped me with what I got stuck on with my previous interviews. Melanie has given me plenty of helpful feedback on my answers and my presentation. I would thoroughly recommend her!"

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"I would recommend you try Melanie before considering anyone else"

Candidate - Financial Services

 2021

"My experience with Melanie exceeded my expectations. I had spoken to many different coaches, however, I am so glad I selected Melanie. The  free 30 minute consultation gave me an insight into Melanie's experience and I could see that she knew exactly what I was looking for. She was very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Excellent at setting up presentations and giving constructive feedback to get you ready for interview. Melanie does a lot of work outside of the coaching session answering queries in regard to interview preparation which I found saved me time and helped me prepare much better. I would recommend you try Melanie before considering anyone else. The service is great value for money!!"

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"Thanks to Melanie I finally got the job, with a promotion and a permanent contract! I couldn’t be more grateful."

Candidate - Public Sector

 2021

"I had been looking for a job for a very long time. I had more than 15 job interviews and didn’t succeed in any of them. Thanks to Melanie I built up my confidence to sell myself in my job interview. She carefully read my CV and helped me highlight my strengths and key skills and articulate them to convey a meaningful message to the interviewers. Through her detailed and personalised tips to self reflect and mock interview practice I improved my verbal and non verbal communication skills. Her support was extremely useful to set clear goals and take a positive approach in these difficult times.

 

Melanie was flexible to accommodate the sessions at a suitable time, including evenings and weekends. Always approachable and efficient she answered all my email queries swiftly. 

 

Her guidance helped me rebuild my confidence, which was reflected in my job interview. Thanks to Melanie I finally got the job, with a promotion and a permanent contract! I couldn’t be more grateful. Her support also enabled me to transfer my skills to multiple settings, and I received feedback from people who commented on how confident I sound when talking in public now."

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"Melanie’s style and guidance made me feel at ease, and will significantly improve my chances of securing a great job."

Graduate - Sustainability Sector

 2021

"I worked with Melanie to enhance my CV and strengthen my job applications in a very tough market. She was great as a fresh pair of eyes and has invaluable knowledge of the recruitment process, really understanding what recruiters are looking for. With her help, I now feel far more confident in my abilities and understand the recruitment process better. I am a recent graduate and have had limited experience of job hunting and Melanie’s style and guidance made me feel at ease, and will significantly improve my chances of securing a great job. Melanie is very attentive and professional and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to anyone looking to develop their career or change their path."

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"The real interview went far better than I could have hoped and I got the job!!"

Graduate - Clinical research

 2021

"I am a recent graduate and I had an upcoming interview for an amazing job opportunity, however, I have very limited experience with job interviews and I was extremely nervous. Melanie really took the time to work with me on my technique and build my confidence. She even rescheduled a session to a Sunday to ensure I'd be prepared for my interview the following day. We went through practise questions followed by personalised feedback and advice on how to answer. I was then able to use this advice in a final practice interview which left me feeling confident and prepared for the real thing. The real interview went far better than I could have hoped and I got the job!! This would not have been possible without Melanie's expertise and I am forever grateful. Thank you Melanie!"

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"Thank you Melanie for your help, it has been amazing."

Candidate - Financial Services

 2020

"Thank you Melanie for your help, it has been amazing. I wasn’t aware how to position myself and my answers but you helped me to realise how this would be done. Your help towards analysing my answers has also been extremely helpful."

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"An excellent service, Melanie is very dedicated and interested in ensuring my success."

Promotion Candidate - Public Sector

 2020

"“An excellent service, Melanie is very dedicated and interested in ensuring my success. For example, she was flexible and provided the sessions based on my need. I enjoyed working with Melanie she has given me more insight on how to answer interview questions which I found very useful and also gave me confidence. Thank you so much Melanie."

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"...exactly what I needed to revamp and improve my current CV and application letters."

Candidate - Financial Services 2020

"The help and assistance were exactly what I needed to revamp and improve my current CV and application letters. With Melanie's guidance, she made it clear what needed changing to cater specifically for roles that I would be applying for. It was clear that she dedicated a lot of her time to researching my background and previous employment to highlight areas which would attract the attention of hiring managers and recruiters. In doing so she has instilled much more confidence when I am applying to various roles and would highly recommend her to anyone who needs advice when looking for new job opportunities."

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"...Melanie’s feedback gave me an invaluable insight into how I was projecting myself…"

Hannah - Teacher 2020

"Despite receiving positive feedback, I had failed to secure a job after several interviews. I was clearly missing a trick, so called upon Melanie for help. Melanie put a huge amount of effort into researching the employer and reviewing my application and gave me very personalised guidance. My two mock interviews with her really boosted my confidence and thoroughly prepared me for a wide range of questions. Melanie’s feedback gave me an invaluable insight into how I was projecting myself, this really enabled me to make some adjustments and improve.  I would encourage anyone searching for a job to turn to Melanie - she is always prepared to go the extra mile."

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"The help I gained from Melanie was invaluable"

Tessa - Career Changer

"The help I gained from Melanie was invaluable. She is such a calm and friendly person, which in turn made me feel confident and relaxed in her presence. Her knowledge was crucial in helping update my CV, and critiquing my Cover Letter. I was proud to hand them in with my application once finished, and I have taken away a better understanding of how to structure both. I felt very confident walking in to my interview, and this was largely due to the mock interview Melanie ran through with me the day before.
I would highly recommend Go Further Goals, it was a great learning curve for me and I have gained so much! I have no hesitation in recommending Melanie to any individual seeking career support and any business with Training or Human Resource needs."

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"I secured a post at my first interview"

Harriet - Graduate, Career Starter

I found the focus and support that Melanie gave me with the application and interview process very helpful, in fact I secured a post at my first interview!"

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"prepare for me personally"

Hannah - Graduate

"Melanie helped me prepare for a job interview. She was very encouraging and offered useful ideas and tips for answering the questions, particularly those I was less certain about. I was very impressed by how much background research she had done before our session to prepare for me personally. We also worked on how to present yourself with confidence by focusing on body language and voice projection. It was extremely useful and I felt much more confident after the session. Pleased to say the interview was successful! Melanie was very professional and I would highly recommend her services."

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"Truly professional"

Steve - Career Changer

"Looking for a new direction career wise, and trying to understand what new challenges I needed to meet, Melanie provided me with support and helped me develop a clearer understanding of my objectives. She was able offer guidance and assistance with my profile and C.V. being very constructive and concise in her manner. I am pleased to have already been able to recommend Melanie's services to a number friends and colleagues of mine and will have no hesitation in doing so further in the future. Truly professional, I need to say no more!" 

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"every goal has been met"

Alistair - Graduate

"From the beginning you helped to set out clear goals which would help my job hunt, looking back at these goals.... I can say that every goal has been met. The most beneficial part for me was to improve my interview skills, something which I felt hopeless about before we started but now feel much more confident about... "

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