Career counselling for when you’re just starting out

Choosing a ‘career’ can be a complicated process, and in the current employment market, it can also feel incredibly pressured.

After university, it can be a real struggle to even know where to start looking, particularly if your course wasn’t geared to a particular career. With your mind on other things before graduating, you may not have made best use of your university career service. Or you may have started in a role that just hasn’t worked out as you hoped.

Don’t worry. Confidential, friendly advice and support are available to help you set off in the right direction. Through Making Careers Work, you can have the benefit of an impartial sounding-board and guide, someone outside your immediate family and network to help you generate ideas, without pressure or expectations.

So, how can working with a careers counsellor help you?

I’ll help you to identify what makes you the person you are. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What hard and soft skills can you offer? What interests you and what doesn’t? What’s your ideal job and what could you do to make yourself more employable? What potential do you have and how can you best fulfil it? Together we can begin the process of coming up with potential areas of interest, and I will guide you through your research of options that appeal to you.

Working through these areas and many more, my aim is to equip you with some really valuable skills to take control of your career, particularly around decision-making and goal-setting. These will stand you in good stead in your future working life, too.

Doesn’t it cost a fortune?

It’s definitely an investment, but it isn’t as expensive as you might think.

But before you commit to anything, I’d always want to have a discussion about what you’re looking to achieve, and whether you think I’d be a good person to help. I’m also really happy to speak to parents looking to support their children in their early career choices (although please understand that once I start speaking with your son or daughter, our conversations would remain confidential).

Take a look at some of the testimonials of people already helped by Making Careers Work. Like them, you’ll need to invest time and energy into the process. The more commitment you make, the more you’ll benefit.

Looking to redirect your career?

If you already have one or two jobs behind you and are now looking for a change in direction, visit our career counselling in mid-career page.





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