We have a tried and tested approach to how we work with you. It provides you with a clear structure from start to finish – and builds your confidence in your capabilities along the way.
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The first leg: find out who you are
Arguably, the most important part of the process is creating an understanding of who you are and what makes you tick. Before our first meeting we ask you to complete a questionnaire to consider, for example:
- What are your likes and dislikes?
- What is your greatest achievement to date?
- Think about one or two people who inspire you. What is it about them that you find inspiring?
These first coaching sessions are the foundation of all the work ahead and will help identify the skills you have to offer an employer and the types of role and industry sector that would work best for you. They will also improve your confidence and self esteem.
The second leg: finetune your cv
We translate the knowledge gained from the self awareness sessions into a more comprehensive cv, one that draws out the skills that an employer in your chosen industry sectors would want to see. During the process, we identify any gaps in your cv and provide guidance on how best to address them.
In addition to your academic achievements, we will clearly identify those other strengths, experiences and interests that make you stand out from the crowd.
We will set up a LinkedIn profile, fast becoming the place for employers and potential employees to connect. An increasing number of organisations now use LinkedIn to recruit directly, rather than using traditional recruitment agencies.
The third leg: prepping for the interview
The interview! Both exciting and daunting. At The Graduate Coaching Partnership we’ll take the fear out of the process and make sure you are fully prepared to be the best you can be in an interview situation. We cover:
- Researching the organisation beforehand
- Interview etiquette
- Going into the interview calmly and with confidence
- How to use the information in your cv to best advantage
- Dealing with difficult questions
- Asking relevant questions
- Mock interviews
- Follow up post interview
- Final destination
The finish: first hundred days in your new job
Great news, you’ve been successful and landed the job.
But what now? We continue to give you coaching support during the first 100 days as you settle into your new role. We will help you make sense of how an organisations works, dealing with the politics, how to manage up, manage your career development ongoing and build networks.