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Career Management has been an important part of career development strategies for a while, but we know that what we do will be new to some people. Some questions pop up again and again – but if you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please just get in touch.
Career Management is a service we provide for people who want to take control of their career development – driving toward a specific goal, rather than drifting through their professional life.
In practice, it takes the form of coaching and advice from experienced professionals from a mix of HR and recruitment backgrounds. By guiding you through a range of activities, the TCMO team provides:
- A clear sense of the skills and experience that you have to offer.
- A focus on your options and vision for the future – short, medium and long term.
- An accurate assessment of the employment opportunities in your chosen markets.
- A better range of self-marketing skills: improving your interview technique, CV, application forms and covering letters.
- Help with approaching head-hunters, search companies and recruitment agencies, while building a better network on connections and contacts.
- Useful information – helping you prepare for interviews, salary negotiations, etc
Typically, this process helps people find a new role or career opportunity twice as fast as someone without career management support. The service doesn’t end when you find a new job. We work with people throughout their entire careers, supporting their progress for the long term.
No. You can get started for free, with a free online consultation – using our initial career assessment form. Otherwise, you can give us a call on 0131 201 0182 and we’ll be happy to chat through what we can do for you. We’d even be happy to arrange an initial consultation meeting free of charge.
If you’re happy to continue with our Career Management services, there will be a cost – but it depends on what you need, where you are in your career and how long you need our help. We tailor our fees just as we tailor our services.
It’s an informal meeting, which give you the chance to ask about how we work. One of our Career Consultants will carry out an assessment, helping you identify your objectives and reflecting on your career so far. From there, we’ll ask you to complete a Career Choices Evaluation, which helps us better understand what you need – and helps us put together a proposed programme tailored just for you.
The initial meeting takes around 45 minutes to an hour. After that, it depends on you. We can support short-term goals and specific achievements, or we can remain as career advisors for the duration of your career.
We’re committed to helping you pursue the career that’s right for you. Depending on the programme, we can offer that commitment right through until you retire. But whatever the duration or level of our support, we offer a guarantee to:
- deliver our programme within agreed timescales and objectives.
- support your career plan until your objective is met and provide on-going advice as your career develops.
- provide an annual career review meeting for the duration of your working life.
- make no additional charges for our agreed services.
For starters, we’re experienced. Our team knows the ins and outs of career management like few (if any) others. We’re also active members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), we have a tried and tested approach to career management and we’ve worked with some of the biggest employers in the country. But you don’t need to take our word for it. If you want to hear how good we are, see what our clients say about our career coaching services.
We are based near Edinburgh (see a map here), but we work right across Scotland and the wider UK. We’re well-travelled, and we’re also well-equipped – ready to offer our support and guidance remotely if necessary.
We know that this is a difficult time. There’s no sense sugar coating it. But we also know that assessing your options, setting realistic goals and preparing for the steps ahead will help you get past the stress of the situation – and we can help you do that, with a supportive framework, practical guidance and proven expertise. You can read more about how we can help you recover after redundancy here.
Many outplacement programmes are short-term solutions designed to give you a good start in the job market. But we can also provide more sustained, longer term support that will last until you get onto the career path that’s right for you – and beyond.
Yes. We offer a service called People Clues, which uses Psychometric Analysis to determine what kind of career path might best suit your aptitudes, attitudes and personality. Once that’s done, we can start working toward that goal.
No. It can be for anyone – whatever the stage of their career and whatever the level they work at. From just-graduated to thinking-about-retirement, there is a useful role for career management to play. While our services cost money, it’s not a premium option only for the elite. The price depends on what you need, but we firmly believe it’s reasonable, offering value for money. Ask us how – get in touch.
We can offer practical assistance on how to approach those interviews and communicate your brand effectively. But it’s also worth taking a step back and making sure that those are the right interviews – we can help with that, too.