Over the years at Proteus, we have developed an extensive range of career topics suitable for our clients no matter which career stage they find themselves at. We offer these as 60-minute Individual Themed Consultations. We aim to be as flexible as possible to cater for our clients’ needs, and budgets, so we offer these themed consultations as single hours or as part of a longer tailored programme. If you buy one, it’s entirely your choice whether you purchase any others, but we think once you’ve sampled one you’ll want to sample more. That’s why we offer this two-hour saver offer.
How it works.
Each hour is with your dedicated consultant, either face to face at our central London office or via Skype calls. While the individual topics might look woolly and abstract, because this is a personal themed consultation with your consultant, each hour is focused entirely on making it work for you, now and in the future. It won’t be easy, but it will be a rewarding investment.
We know from experience an hour goes so fast! So to make the best use of it we use the first 15 minutes to introduce the new topic information, and the remaining 45 minutes discussing your personal approach, as well as your motivation, reviewing your progress to date and planning your next steps. Over the course of one or more Individual Themed Consultations, this approach can really start to unlock your future career and your life.
What happens next? Three simple steps…
- Choose what you need and set up your payment scheme.
- Have your initial consultation call with one of our representatives. We welcome you, book your appointments and prepare your personal programme.
- Begin your programme.
You can choose from any of the 36 topics we offer as individual themed consultations:
- How our values and beliefs shape our ideal working environment
- Determining the balance between interests, aptitudes and behaviour
- Practical considerations and how to take them into account
- Life balance in relation to choice of future career objectives
- Salary expectations and working conditions
- Goal setting and the power of the mind
- Re-training or further training – is it necessary?
- Structure and content considerations for CV development
- Variations for different marketing strategies
- Researching the employer (LI)
- CV assessment and proofing
- Development of achievements and transferable skills
- The AAA concept as it relates to CVs
- The ASQ concept and its use in defining achievements
- Application forms
- How to address tricky questions like, ‘Could you tell me about yourself?’ and ‘Could you tell me about your salary?’
- The importance of the telephone / Skype interview
- Interviewing and interviewer styles
- How to cope with assessment centres
- How to deal with the aggressive interviewer and with “trick questions”
- Asking questions, buying signals, and avoiding pitfalls
- Elementary body language and its interpretation
- Unique selling points
- Psychometric testing
- Debriefing oneself after interview
- The concept of the ‘broadcast’ letter and its advantages
- Advice on appropriate letters to match the different elements of the strategy
- Broadcast letter drafting, assessment and proofing (real)
- How to get the best out of recruitment consultancies and where to find the best ones
- How to address the advertised market in the most effective manner
- Networking skills and contact development
- Advice on data sources and their uses
- How to address the unadvertised market
- Maintenance of information databases
- The Internet as a tool in job-hunting