Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Before you decide to engage any of services you will be given the opportunity to speak directly to TCMO clients who have used our services and who are happy to answer any questions you have about our successful programmes. We have added a number of recent Testimonials below and more can be provided on request.
“Rob has proved invaluable in assisting with making a change in career direction. He put in place the framework to help me to decide what I wanted to do and to understand the reasons. This was followed by help in marketing myself in the job market and how to access the so-called “hidden” job market.” Hamish Sutherland, April 2013
“Rob, and the TCMO team, are brilliant. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of career management and development, and couple that with a calm assured style. He manages the process as if you are the only person he is working with, and effortlessly puts you at ease. Above all he and the team get results. Now I’m off to my new job. Thanks Rob - Richard Watson, February 2013
“I found TCMO and Rob excellent to work with. He is very proactive and supportive. The coaching I received in advance of interviews was invaluable. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rob to my associates” – Catherine Jeffrey – January 2013
“I highly recommend TCMO and Rob in particular. He and his staff have coached me through the whole recruitment process. His expertise, advice, support and encouragement was very much appreciated and helped put me to ease in a very competitive marketplace for job seekers. The assistance in tailoring my CV and cover letters was invaluable.” Gary Paton, December 2012
“Rob was instrumental in providing coaching, support and encouragement during my search for a new role. It was of real value to me to have Rob’s help in recognising my own strengths and ensuring that I represented my skills and abilities to prospective employers in the best way possible.” David Drummond, December 2012
“I joined TCMO at an all-time career and self-esteem low. I immigrated to Scotland just as the recession hit. Getting into the job market was not easy and I took the first job I could find. Although the job aligned to my skills it was a diversion from a career path that I ultimately wanted to follow. After 2 years and a lot of soul searching I resigned with nothing to go to. Through contacts I managed to secure a contract role. This role was instrumental in rebuilding my confidence and reputation as someone who could deliver. Like all contracts, they do come to an end and after two extensions and a year later, the project ended in November (the worst time for contracting as companies seldom recruit over December) and I was back looking for the next role. I spent every day searching the Internet and posting CV’s for roles (contract and permanent). I was inundated with calls from recruiters and short-listed for many roles but none that led to an interview.It took me six months to secure my next 3 month contract and the fear of having to go through all that again in 3 months’ time caused an enormous amount of stress. It was then that I took up TCMO’s offer to work with me to secure the next role.
I started working with Sandy Cullen. We discussed my ideal role and we worked on my CV, covering letters and most importantly my self-esteem in the hope of securing that ideal role. Within two months I managed to secure an interview and a few weeks later an offer. I now have my ideal job and it is up to me to make the best of this opportunity. Although TCMO’s job is done, Sandy still calls to check in on me. I signed up for the lifetime partnership and I know that is exactly what I will get. Thank you to the TCMO team for all your help and support and a special thank you to Sandy for guiding me through a very difficult time in my career” Lindi Smith November 2012
“TCMO (The Career Management Organisation) is amazing. They have process, they have breadth of people and are able to work through various emotions and cut to the heart of the matter. Fully able to adapt to my ‘non mainstream’ career path. They have well documented method, that has flexibility, but is far from fuzzy counselling. This is really action-driven, results-focused using great process skill to deliver.” S Fuller October 2012
“Colin, TCMO and I worked together when I was looking for a new position in the early part of 2012.
For me, what marked Colin out from the outset, was that he was passionate in understanding my motives for moving, my aspirations and what I valued in my career. This allowed him to provide a very tailored and personable service- not only in career advice but also in sound coaching in interview and presentation skills.
My career ambitions led me to seek a position out with my industry not least I wanted to work with companies who don’t naturally demand my skill set. Colin rose to the challenge admirably: principally by focusing on my successes and providing fairly intensive coaching sessions around how to present these in CV and interview. All of this with very motivational yet easy going manner and sense of humour to boot!
The proof, as they say, is in the eating- after 8 weeks working with Colin I landed my ideal job in my desired industry. Colin coached me though all the interviews, presentations and CV work and I genuinely consider if it wasn’t for his expert guidance, passion and belief, I wouldn’t have got the role. Deservedly recommended!” 2012 Alan McGregor
“When I was made redundant I was approached by a few ‘career management’ companies, but TCMO were the people that made me feel most comfortable. I wasn’t pressurised in anyway, the service felt really personal and tailored to my needs. They helped me look at my past career, and myself, to identify my real strengths and review where my future might lie. They showed me how to make the most of networking opportunities and appreciate what I had to offer to prospective employers. After some really hard work with Rob I had a really good CV which produced the goods because I’m now in a much better role than before with a substantial salary increase. TCMO have helped increased my confidence and raise my game when I most needed to. And they are still there to support me if I need them” 2012 J Trousdale
As a leadership development professional in the NHS, I have coached many people through a career transition, including preparing them for the “dreaded” interview. As my own transition loomed, I recognised that I hadn’t personally experienced an interview process for a number of years – eek! For me, preparing by myself and rehearsing with my partner, family and friends only works to a point. The bespoke 1:1 support that the guys at TCMO provided was exactly what I needed to push to me to the next level. They created a safe and supportive environment, enabling me to articulate and deal with my fears and anxieties and reflect and focus on my personal strengths and achievements. Through the interview simulations, I received honest and invaluable feedback as well as practical tips to help build my skills and confidence. I demonstrably improved my performance over the couple of sessions and ended up getting the new job i wanted! Thanks to TCMO for their professional and practical support, and to my previous organisation, NHS Health Scotland, for being an exemplar employer and providing the opportunity. 2012 Gavin Speers
“Cannot recommend Rob and the TCMO team enough! Great to work with, fun but professional in usually a stressful time in ones life! Mentoring, coaching,bringing new ideas and concepts to think around and develop with regarding accepting ownership of career path and options. Total Career Management. Give them a try!” 2012 – Bryan Donald
“I had the benefit to be mentored by Colin at TCMO when searching for new employment on my departure from the Royal Navy. During which time Colin guided by through a challenging self assessment programme that significantly enhance my CV and job prospects. His experience and knowledge of the hidden job market was invaluable, providing me the necessary tools to identify potential employers and employment opportunities. His professionalism and commitment is without question and was a major factor that enabled me to secure new employment quicker than expected. Colin was always at hand to provide advice and give direction especially in times of frustration and confusion. Highly recommended.” 2012 Colin McGinty
“I highly recommend TCMO they are a great team of people to work with but in particular Rob Moore who is my Career Manager has been fantastic. I immediately felt at ease in his company and developed a strong rapport with him. His expertise, knowledge, support and encouragement were very much appreciated throughout the journey of searching for a new career challenge. I was at a crossroads in my career and was looking for a new and different challenge. Rob kept me focussed on my objectives and gave me a very logical and practical approach to achieving this whilst keeping me calm and grounded, he provided support at each step of the journey. In June I am due to start a new role in a different organisation and have a lot to thank Rob for to enable me to acheive this. I strongly recommend contacting TCMO to assign them to support you achieving your goals!” 2012 Yvonne Crabbe
“I was fortunate to deal with The Career Management Organization and Stephanie Williamson when searching for new employment on my departure from the Royal Navy. Stephanie is exceptionally courteous and made making my career transition more comfortable than initially expected. She was always available to answer the most complicated or insignificant questions and help put you at ease. The support and encouragement she provided made my job searching experience less problematical and successful. Stephanie in her role as Client Services at TCMO played a major role in assisting me to secure my new position of employment. I can confidently recommend Stephanie.” 2012 – Colin McGinty
“I had not had to look for a job in over 30 years so when I knew that I was being made redundant I engaged to services of TCMO to support and help me through the transition. The whole process was tailored to what I needed and the approach was very interesting and to engage fully you needed to think and ask yourself lots of questions. I would and have recommended the service and support they provide. Rob was my mentor and coach through the process and I cannot speak highly enough about him.” Chris Wiltcher 2012