Personal career coaching for individuals facing career transition. Support employees facing redundancy, students exploring their career options or individuals seeking a return to employment.
The program consists of 3 one-hour personal careers coaching sessions. The initial coaching session is an exploratory process, a confidential sharing platform for you to share your thoughts and for your careers coach to gain a clearer understanding of your wants and needs.
After the initial coaching session, the following 2 coaching sessions will be agreed to meet the needs of the individual, these can be a mix of coaching and practical guidance including:
Coaching sessions are ideally conducted face to face, although sessions 2 and 3 can be delivered over Skype or WhatsApp / Facetime.
Since commencing a career in recruitment in 1993, Ruth has always recognised the importance of careers guidance and support to deliver effective recruitment projects.
Since establishing Wagstaff Recruitment in 2010, she has focused on delivering high quality, informative careers coaching to a variety of businesses and education establishments.
Ruth is currently studying for a Masters in Careers Development and Coaching Studies at The University of Warwick to enhance her practical skills.
An introduction from Ruth
When arranging a meeting with a recruitment consultant or a careers coach, the question is often posed “is there a difference?” and if so “what is the difference?”.
After spending the past 20 years as a recruiter and learning through a practical approach about jobs and recruitment, in 2018 I embarked on a four-year MA journey to learn more about the wider world of careers and strengthen my skills within careers coaching.
The job of a recruitment consultant is slightly varied but the general expectation when meeting a recruiter is to meet an industry expert. A recruiter who understands the job market you are searching in, a specialist who has real-time knowledge of the current availability of jobs, in the required location and sector, and be able to advise on salaries, packages and career development opportunities available with the various employers compatible with your skills. The recruiter may also be able to offer advice on writing your CV and preparation for an interview.
The above description of a recruiter is of someone feeding you information and directing you to jobs which are available and deemed suitable from your request. A careers coach will first and foremost not give you information. In an alternative approach, they will help you to examine your current career to date and then explore your options with you. This can immediately offer a challenge as the expectation when meeting a careers coach could be:
“You are being paid to give careers advice, I want you to tell me what the market is and what my options are”.
What can I expect from a careers coach?
For a confidential discussion please contact:
Ruth Forster at Wagstaff Recruitment & Careers Coaching