6 Week Career Change

6 Week Career Change

The 6 Week Career Change intensive career program takes you from ‘career novice’ to ‘career expert’ in your career in six weeks. Most progress takes place in the personal sessions with the Career Coach and there are plenty of targeted exercises to do. The 6 Week Career Change develops career insight and career action through accredited career assessment, personal 1-2-1 sessions, self-study, telephone/email contact via Help Desk Support, and Coffee Catch-up to review planning and action.

Your registered, accredited, qualified Career Coach is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia and highly experienced in working with people from all occupations and professions in the Melbourne CBD.

The 6 Week Career Change program includes:

Week 1: a 60 minute 1-2-1 to explore your career aims and start the career assessment using a comprehensive Skills Audit and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) or the Strong Interest Inventory.

Week 2: a 60 minute 1-2-1 where to see what the career assessment is saying.

Week 3: the three hour Matrix Method job search program is based on a specific job description for a job you want. It identifies your employability skills, competitive advantages and the comprehensive CV review will optimize for ATS principles. The program presents the employer perspective and how to ‘sell’ into it.

Week 4: an implementation week where you review the job market information, decide on your competitive advantages, re-write your CV, cover letter, LinkedIn profile and job application documents based on the Matrix Method job search program and put into practice the job search strategies that connect you with the employers. You can call the Career Coach at any time during the week … frequent communication is encouraged!

Week 5: a 60 minute Coffee Catch-up to review where you are and check your CV, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, current job applications and anything else that has come up.

Week 6: the final 60 minute Coffee Catch-up. You can do this any time over the next six months. You also may join our Six Week Career Change LinkedIn group where you can ask questions and contribute to career discussions and get ongoing support. The 6 Week Career Change Kit also supports progress.

Help Desk Support – the Career Coach wants to know how you’re going so you can phone/email for up to 60 days on completion of the program after the final Coffee Catch-up.

Session times can be flexible because clients have busy lives balancing their responsibilities. Out of hours meetings and Saturday mornings are available. For more program information please call Lawrence Arnold on 9880 7649 (BH)/0449 746 955 (AH) or email office@careermelbourne.com.

Do nothing … nothing happens. Do something … something happens … we just don’t know what it is yet.

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The 3 Key Career Questions

Whether it is career direction, job applications, a new CV or preparing for interview – you need to know your achievements. This exercise encourages you to think reflectively on your achievements and what really engages you in work activities. Once you know these, you can then work them into your career, your job applications and CV and confidently present your strengths in the interview. Follow the prompts below and write as much or as little as you like.

What are your significant achievements?

Work successes, sport, leisure or volunteer activities. These are the things you are most proud of, not necessarily what others would value.
Example – improving my golf handicap.

What are your motivators?

What did you find exciting, challenging or significant in these experiences?
Example – I liked the lesson from the coach and asking other players how they did various strokes.

How do you organize these achievements?

Look for connections here and try to identify any common themes. Don’t go for ‘career language’ here but just identify what these show about you. It could be things like: ‘concern for people’, ‘bringing order out of confusion’, ‘creating fun activities to shake up stuffy people,’ – there may be contradictory ideas in the list. There may even be some ‘negative’ ideas to deal with before we move on. This is creative thinking because we’re trying to get to the truth before we start to work on these themes that run across your career and your life.
Example – theme: taking instruction and being open to others.

This is a confidential exercise helping the person identify real strengths to present in the CV and the interview in a convincing way. The Career Coach is happy to discuss any of the themes that emerge.

For further Career Pack information, or just a free general chat about career direction, please contact Lawrence Arnold.

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Career Pack 2

Matrix Method: job search strategies so you understand the needs of employers and ‘sell’ into them; job applications; the hidden job market and how to work it.

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Career Pack 1

The career direction program: MBTI/Strong career assessment; skills audit; CV review; ATS/SEO issues; for career direction and the way forward.


CV Workshop

Improve your CV for ATS workshop on Friday March 28, 1.00pm – 4.30 pm at a Melbourne CBD location with a top Melbourne career coach. Bring your CV and a job description or job ad for a job you want to apply for and we’ll work on it during the session to help you get through the ATS software to the human reader and improve your interview chances. For information and registration please contact office[at]careermelbourne.com.