Career Exploration & Coaching

Corporate LadderKaleidoscope Careers takes pride in crafting a unique program, tailored to suit the client’s specific needs. You may decide on just an hour for a resume critique or to prepare you to succeed at interview. Or you may feel a longer coaching program would benefit you – the choice will be yours.

You’re the one accountable for taking action. However having regular contact with your Career Coach will motivate you when you might procrastinate, encourage you when you feel stuck and always provide you with objective feedback so you will achieve your goals.

A free consultation – by phone or face to face – is the starting point so Kaleidoscope Careers can listen to your needs.  Contact Jackie

Self- Assessment and Career Exploration

Kaleidoscope Careers offers self-assessment and career exploration using questionnaires and assessment tools including the MYERS BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR (MBTI®) which can be accessed online.

  • Identify your skills, interests and key strengths. Gain a deeper understanding of your core values, personal preferences and the type of work environment that will suit you best.
  • Clarify your Career Objective – the kind of job you expect to do, the level, and the type of industry or company which will be the best ‘fit’ for you.
  • Create an Action plan – establishing goals and planning the steps you need to reach your Career Objective.

Researching Your Market

  • Learn how to gather industry and company information, and where to find job leads and networking contacts.
  • Uncover the ‘hidden’ job market.
  • Understand how to make best use of the Internet.
  • Use a structured framework for reviewing and evaluating the information you gather.

Effective Networking

Research has consistently shown that over 70% of jobs get filled through networking contacts.

  • Learn how to expand and tap into your network.
  • Practice how to overcome barriers and to structure networking interviews.
  • Prepare key questions so you gather the information and advice you need.
  • Learn the ‘do’s and don’ts’ and understand the ways you can give back to those who help you along the way.

Interviewing and Negotiating Skills

It's a DealInterviewing draws on a set of skills that you can develop and improve with preparation and practice.

  • Learn how to create the right image with both non-verbal and verbal communication.
  • Feel confident about your answers to the toughest and most commonly asked questions.
  • Gain a better understanding of which questions to ask, and how to follow up after the interview.
  • Understand the Power Curve and when / how to play your cards in negotiations.
  • Learn techniques to improve your chances of reaching a ‘win-win’ agreement where the relationship between you and your future employer is strengthened not undermined.

The Entrepreneur Track

Becoming an independent consultant, starting your own business from scratch or buying an existing business can be a daunting prospect.

  • Kaleidoscope Careers can help you assess whether you have the motivation, skills and personality traits to be happy and succeed in an entrepreneurial venture.
  • Learn about resources to help you develop a Business Plan and then manage and market your business successfully.
  • Kaleidoscope Careers will be your sounding board as you explore which option suits you best.