I knew I wanted to move away from the Bar but, after having invested so much time and energy in getting there, I needed guidance on what alternative career paths were now open to me. I believed CareerBalance had specialist expertise in dealing with career moves away from the Bar. Through my consultations with Simon I was able to think about and identify key aspects of my working life and environment which I wanted to change in my next role (e.g. more team working, more predictable hours, greater opportunities for formal training and development). This then enabled me to target my job search on roles that could offer this kind of environment (e.g. in-house public sector legal roles). As well helping to guide me in my career decision making Simon helped my to update my CV and provided useful feedback on my covering letters and applications. My personal consultations with Simon which helped me to understand what particular aspects of my working life and environment I wanted to change and built up the confidence I needed to pursue a move and to believe I could be successful in a more suitable role.
I had a brilliant consultation session with Simon Broomer - his input & guidance was an invaluable first step for me in my new career search and I greatly appreciate his support to date.
Career Balance gave me the drive, determination and skills to enable me to make the next significant move in my career. Simon Broomer's thoughtful, considered and strategic advice ensured I presented the best of myself on paper and in person. In particular, the insight into how to work my own network and indeed, how to grow it, was a masterclass in career development.. I highly recommend Career Balance, I would not have had the skill set to make my next career transition without them.
My new CV is very impressive, thank you so much for your guidance. Now three interesting pages rather than six monotonous ones!
I worked with both Sarah Turner and Simon Broomer at CareerBalance to explore and assess various legal NQ positions as I was coming up to qualification this year. Their thorough and tailored approach to my specific circumstances, along with their focussed interview coaching, were crucial to me securing the NQ position I really wanted. On top of this, they are both thoroughly nice people! I would highly recommend them both.
I just wanted to email to say thank you for my programme proposal and your advice. As a result of it, I managed to get a job at the General Dental Council which I would never have looked at without your advice, so thank you. An worthwhile appointment. I thought I'd just let you know and to say thank you for your assistance.