Career Support for Young Professionals

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the job search process is now increasingly competitive. In particular, graduates and young professionals will be significantly impacted in entry-level positions, as well as in first and second job-change level roles. These applications could become the most competitive of all. At Best Talent, our associates have decades of experience in business and recruitment, so can offer you the best career support to help you succeed. With experience in companies such as Vodafone, Mars, Hewlett Packard and Michael Page, our career advice is highly personalised, specific and successful. Of those who participated in our pilot career coaching workshop, 2/3rds went on to receive their dream job within 4 months, and 100 percent of 1-to-1 coaching participants have gained their desired position within this time frame.

Career Coaching Services

Career Support Workshop

This session takes place in small groups, and aims to leave you with the best possible chance of securing your dream first job, or to support your change from one role to another. In the workshop, we’ll cover:

Job Search Preparation

  • Goal Setting
  • Networking
  • Job Search Channels – Media, Agencies, Social Media, LinkedIn etc.

Applications

  • Your CV
  • Writing the best possible CV
  • Setting yourself apart from the crowd
  • Applications
  • Covering letters
  • Application forms

Interview Preparation

  • Background research and your work examples
  • Logistics – travel, on-line backdrop
  • The Interview
  • Face to face
  • On-line

Post-Interview

  • Follow Up
  • Managing feedback
  • Offer management
  • Learnings

This workshop takes place over 2 sessions, usually on consecutive days, and lasting for 2 hours each. There will be ample time to ask any questions that you might have, and by the time you complete the workshop, you’ll know how to create a successful CV, prepare yourself for an interview and master follow-up. Don’t just take our word for it though, 2/3rds of participants in our pilot workshop went on to successfully get their dream position after 4 months.

At the end of the workshop you will walk away with:

  • An enhanced CV, providing you with an increased chance of being selected for a first interview.
  • A clear understanding of how to write the best covering letter.
  • Realistic interview preparation and advice that will make you prepared for the real event.
  • Plenty of advice about networking, where to find the most suitable job adverts for your job search, the best technologies and websites to utilise in your applications and research prior to interview.
  • Support on how to manage offers and feedback.
  • A network of fellow delegates, to share your experiences with.

Cost: £75 per head. Email [email protected] to enquire or sign up.

1-to-1 Career Coaching

For further career advice, you can sign up to a 1-2 hour personal session with one of our associates. These sessions are highly personalised to suit your needs and are perfect for ensuring that you’ll be the most prepared for your job search. By the time we finish our session, you can leave with a perfect CV, fully prepared for a variety of interview questions or with a clear sense of your career goals, aspirations and dream positions.

1-to-1 career coaching sessions provide all the benefits of the workshop, but tailored to your individual needs. This includes specific support for outstanding applications and interviews. Again, the results speak for themselves with 100% of participants gaining their dream position after 4 months.

For a free half-hour introductory session to explore your needs, email [email protected]

Psychometric Test and Feedback

Unsure about your working preferences and career options? Our online test will help you to understand your working preferences, and our follow up session with an associate will cover career options that best suit you. The test is done online, remotely with a 1-2 hour feedback session via video call in which we’ll explain and analyse the output from the test. Our experience in business and recruitment means that we are perfectly qualified to interpret your results and provide meaningful career advice regarding job type, size of organisation, sectors and target organisations. Email [email protected] to enquire further.

Packages

To best support themselves in their job search, many of our clients prefer to have several one-to-one career coaching sessions covering a variety of topics, ensuring that they have received all of the personalised career support that they need to succeed in their applications and interviews. As such, at Best Talent we offer a discount for support packages, fill in the enquiry form to find out more.

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Success Stories

I worked with Mike to finally take a jump in the deep end in the overcrowded pool of Marketing – landing in my dream role. As an anxious graduate in the middle of a pandemic, he truly made my dreams turn into a reality. Surpassing my expectation, he provided me with such a personal recruitment experience. Giving me clear and concise tips and tricks to put my application process at the top of the pile. Not only that, but he provided me with the knowledge to win over my interviewers – something I had many of but couldn’t quite grasp how to stay at the forefront of the company’s minds. As well as this, he provided me with support every step of the way. He was professional and knowledgeable and I’d highly recommend him to anyone looking to make the next big step in their career or who are looking to develop their CV, portfolio or interview techniques.

I have already said to my Mum and Dad that I felt privileged to be involved in this pilot workshop. Even just to be in a call with people all in the same position and to hear you and Helen give advice was really reassuring and useful. Thanks,

The most useful aspect of the workshop came through the support given regarding assessments and interview tips. The information regarding questions that I could potentially ask employers at the end or during the interview was extremely helpful and definitely something I would look to incorporate if given an interview somewhere. Furthermore, I also found studies and research that you included very interesting, e.g. the use of standing up while on a telephone interview to increase energy levels. Very insightful, with key information and tips which will no doubt improve my employability chances. Thanks,

I thought the cv information was really interesting as I had not been aware of many of the things you could do with a cv e.g. storytelling. I also thought the tip on following up an application with the company will be really useful because I have never done this before. A really informative workshop, which taught me lots of helpful tips and tricks to improve my performance during the job hunting process. Thanks,

I think the discussion around interviews was particularly good, in terms of practical tips that might seem obvious having interviewed a lot of people but definitely aren’t obvious coming straight out of school or university! I thought the ability to draw on real examples from both your and Helen’s experience made it feel a lot more tangible and relatable. A good overview of the process of applying to jobs and helped reduce some of the uncertainty that can be involved. Thanks

I found that the sessions being interactive was very useful, as it allowed questions to be answered as we went making it relatable to everyone despite having different career paths. It really helped with understanding about becoming the 1% to stand out when applying for jobs, and how to prepare properly for interviews. Thanks