Inspiring Career Change Example
This is an example of an executive successfully transitioning from the public sector to the private sector, with confidence and against stiff competition.
Interview confidence & overcoming employer objections - Robert
Robert had worked in the public sector for many years, a culture that did not really fit his personality. We helped him identify a specific area he was passionate about - aviation, what his values were and the kind of culture in which he would thrive.
Applying for jobs in the middle of a downturn was daunting, especially with many candidates for sought after roles in the private sector. We did interview role play with Robert to hone his technique and helped him to identify and express the benefits of his experience to overcome any potential objections to employing someone from the public sector.
We helped him to appreciate and verbalise his relevant and extensive experience and show his personality. Feeling comfortable about networking was another new skill learnt from working together, new to people from the public sector. Robert achieved a great role in aviation in the private sector and a new start for him and his young family.
"Faced with a formidable transition from public to private sector, Rachel gave me the direction and focus to not only make the change, but actually secure the job I have always wanted.
Key to this was an understanding of personal values which helped me to identify the right industry sector to move into, as well as seeking employers who shared my values. I realised that in my public sector roles, I really was a square peg in a round hole and Rachel encouraged me to look outside my skillset and even consider a complete change of career.
Through face to face coaching, supported by high quality literature, I learned a variety of useful techniques which helped overcome a deep-rooted fear of interviews, and gained some valuable advice about my own personal "brand".
I already had the skills and knowledge and Rachel's coaching was instrumental in bringing out those qualities and targeting them to best effect.
For some people, life in the public sector can undermine self-confidence and leave them questioning their ability. It doesn't have to be this way.
So many 'professionals' were quick to remind me how it is virtually impossible for someone to move from public to private sectors. Rachel helped me ignore such negative advice and put me on the road to achieving my goals. She has been a real force for good."
Robert Gage, Media Manager, Airbus
My name is Rachel Brushfield and I specialise in helping my clients with new breakthroughs for sustainable career and business success. I have over 25 years' experience and I set up Energise in 1997.
Energise will help you make a smooth transition to a new career and realise your potential. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to support you towards a rewarding future and provide personalised professional career empowerment.
We will help you explore and clarify your options, opening up new perspectives and opportunities and support you in making the most of your talents.
Our creative, inspiring but deeply practical approach will help you move forwards with confidence no matter what the challenges you face.
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Energise has helped hundreds of people from all walks of life find career success and create a more rewarding way of life.
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