Career change is in reality a lot less scary than most people consider it to be - IF - it is well planned
Career planning starts with the Career Review
What is the Review
It is a structured yet creative, modular and flexible programme where you can find a clear starting point for constructive career thinking whether you seek radical, medium or minor career changes.
It comprises 3 main phases
1 Preparation & audit phase
1 of 3 main outcomes:
A this has been enough to encourage your existing plans
B more discussion is needed before concrete plans can be made and proceeding to a Personal Career Programme is recommended
C something else has to transpire before further in depth career planning can be tackled
Having started out as a simple two page form we quickly realised in our early days that we needed a lot more information about an individual before we could offer truly tailored feedback. It is now 34 pages.
The purpose of the workbook :
The follow up
The summary report is our view on your situation and what you have written in the workbook. There may be lightbulb moments, surprise or even a salient corroboration of something you have known for a while but have not been clear about. There may be revelations but that is not our primary aim.
The workbook gives us a really good grasp of where you are right now, how you got there...things like your skills, personality, ambitions and more as well as the beginnings of glimpses into where you might like to go or why you may not be getting there. Our summary reflects this all back to you in a way that takes stuck thinking forwards and provides useful shared information for the follow up call.
The follow up call is 40 minutes. We follow your agenda. The main aim is to establish if we are agreed that the summary is an accurate reflection of things as well as to define any next steps or avenues to pursue.
This call covers next steps in planning for some - but for others it shows there is more to discuss - in which case the PCP might be the next step.