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Katie Roberts

Job Search Coaching

 

Are you having difficulty securing a job in your chosen field?

If so, you have come to the right place!


Our Job Search Coaching Service will provide you with customised one-on-one coaching to help you take steps to secure your ideal position in a competitive job market. Your consultant will show you how to take advantage of the latest job search tools and conduct an effective job search campaign in both the advertised and unadvertised job markets.

Our Job Search Coaches are experts in their field and have a wealth of experience across a variety of industries. They have extensive knowledge of current recruitment practices and will teach you how to find and connect with recruiters and employers, and tailor your approach to help you stand out from other candidates.

We provide job search coaching services over the phone and in person at the following locations:

  • Sydney - Sydney CBD, Crows Nest, Parramatta, Northern Beaches
  • Melbourne - Melbourne CBD, Bayside, Malvern, Vermont
  • Brisbane - New Farm, Indooroopilly
  • Perth - West Perth, Duncraig, Rockingham
  • Adelaide - Royal Park, Greenwith
  • Canberra - Stirling
  • QLD Sunshine Coast - Wurtulla

Job Search Coaching Program

Prior to your consultation, your consultant will ask you to forward them your resume, LinkedIn Profile (if you have one) and examples of any jobs you wish to apply for. They will then research and identify recruiters who specialise in your field and prepare a customised job search strategy for you.

During the session, you will:

  • Discover how to conduct an effective job search and build your online presence
  • Get feedback on your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile
  • Learn how to access the hidden job market
  • Learn networking strategies to increase your job opportunities
  • Find out how to identify and connect with recruiters in your industry
  • Learn how to pitch yourself to recruiters and potential employers
  • Develop an action plan to help you secure your next role.


As part of this service, you will receive a customised Job Search Strategy, tailored for your target role and industry.

OPTIONS

1. Face-to-Face Consultation

Initial Consultation (1 ½ hours) - $395 including GST
Follow-Up Consultations (1 hour) - $295 including GST

*Payment is due on the day of your consultation by cash or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

2. Phone Consultation

Initial Consultation (1 hour) - $295 including GST
Follow-Up Consultations (1 hour) - $295 including GST

*Payment is due prior to your phone consultation by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or Bank Deposit. Calls can be made via SKYPE or alternatively your consultant can provide you with their landline number to call at the time of your consultation. You will need to cover the cost of the phone call to your consultant.


To make a booking, please complete our online enquiry form


Please Note: We are not recruitment consultants and do not place people in jobs. We provide a coaching service only.

Please note: The rate for follow-up consultations applies to job search coaching consultations taken within 6 months from the date of your initial consultation.

 

Our Coaches


New South Wales

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Drew Clark

Crows Nest, Parramatta & Northern Beaches, Sydney
*Available office hours, after hours and Saturdays

With over 25 years’ experience in Recruitment and HR Consulting, Drew has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in career pathways, training & development opportunities and career direction. For over 20 years, Drew owned a highly successful boutique recruitment consultancy specialising at the Senior Management & Executive level. Drawing upon his extensive recruitment and personal experience, Drew has expanded his skill base to become a qualified Career Practitioner.

Due to his many years’ experience in a diverse range of industries, Drew has exceptional expertise in career planning and interview preparation across a number of specialities. He has had significant success with people working in government organisations and the medical industry, as well as sales, marketing, law, finance and IT. Having worked with a large cross-section of private and public sector clients, Drew is well placed to assist people from a wide range of industries, seeking new direction and/or wishing to achieve successful employment outcomes.

Drew is a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), a member of Career Services Australia (CSA) and the International Coach Federation (ICF), and holds a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. Drew's long term industry connections, in-depth knowledge of the job market and natural recruitment instincts have all contributed to his success as a sought after Career Counsellor, Trainer/Facilitator and Interview Skills Coach.

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Anna Fleming

Sydney CBD
*Available office hours

With over 10 years’ experience in recruitment and executive search, career advice and resume writing, Anna has worked with individuals at all levels of seniority across a broad range of industries in Australia and overseas. She is truly passionate about career counselling and highly committed to assisting clients at various stages of their careers.

Anna is strongly consultative in her approach and sees transparency, openness and clear communication as keys to success. Her friendly and professional manner makes her easy and enjoyable to work with. In client consultations, Anna seeks to establish an environment where clients feel comfortable and have the confidence to engage in productive conversations about their careers, potential hurdles and future aspirations. She places great emphasis on client empowerment and positive communication, and actively supports clients in identifying and recognising their personal interests, strengths, values, skills and competencies.

With her background in recruitment and executive search, Anna is well placed to provide advice also on job search strategies, interview preparation and techniques, LinkedIn profiles and resumes. Anna is a member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) and holds a Graduate Diploma in Careers Education and Development and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing).

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Julie Knox

Sydney CBD
*Available office hours, after hours and Saturdays

Julie has over 15 years’ professional experience within Human Resources, Learning and Development, and Career Coaching. Originally from Scotland, Julie’s corporate background spans both the private and public sectors where she has worked within the Health, Finance, Investments and Education industries as well as for Local Council and Government.

Julie’s passion for career development began as part of a personal journey. After being made redundant in 2004, she received outplacement support which she found enormously beneficial. From there Julie began to transition her own career into providing career services for others, utilising her skills and experience within Human Resources and People Management and supplementing these with Learning & Development and Coaching experience. Qualified with a Certificate in Personnel Practice and a Certificate in Training Practice from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) in the UK, Julie has also completed a Certificate in Coaching and an Advanced Diploma in Business.

In 2012, Julie and her family emigrated to Australia where she continued her Career Coaching experience.  Her approach is a highly practical one, focused on goal setting and solutions. Through Julie’s corporate background and extensive experience, she specialises in career transitions, resume writing, LinkedIn and interview skills training.

 

ACT

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Catriona Meere

Stirling, Canberra
*Available office hours, after hours and Saturdays

Catriona Meere has a passion for helping others to identify and harness their natural strengths and talents and optimise their personal and professional potential. As an experienced educator, she has held leadership positions within ACT schools for 11 years, six of these in the roles of Deputy Principal and Acting Principal. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Catriona is an Associate Trainer/Facilitator for the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and Jelk Solutions, for which she develops and facilitates corporate training packages for public and private sector organisations. She has also worked as a tutor and guest lecturer in Education at the University of Canberra.

Catriona has a strong understanding of the challenges involved in changing career and the need for strategic planning to ensure a smooth and successful transition. She provides coaching in career reflection and goal setting, career coaching, job search strategies, networking skills, resume writing, addressing selection criteria and effective interview techniques. She uses her strong coaching ability to inspire clients to define their personal mission or vision, clarify their values, and uncover their unique gifts and passions. Armed with this awareness she supports clients in aligning their career search and developing personal and professional goals to achieve their vision.

 

Victoria

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Jackie Marsterson

Melbourne CBD and Bayside
*Available office hours, after hours and Saturdays

Born in the UK, Jackie and her family moved to Asia in the early nineties and lived in Singapore for ten years before settling in Melbourne, Australia in 2001. After working in hospitality for a prestigious group of hotels in London, Jackie embarked on a rewarding new career path in Singapore as a Relocation Consultant. This involved guiding new migrants through a period of change and transition in their lives, assisting them to assimilate into a different culture and adjust to a new work life balance. The move to Melbourne provided another opportunity for Jackie to develop and enhance her interpersonal skills and saw her move into the Education sector. Working with high school students, she assisted them with career advice and securing work placements. This stimulated her interest in, and passion for, Career Development and inspired her to study Career Counselling.

Jackie has since successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Career Education and Development at RMIT and continues to study in the area of Counselling. Her passion is supporting individuals to realise their true potential and to value their skills and abilities as well as assisting them to achieve a healthy balance between life, learning and work. Through the texture and variety of Jackie’s own journey through life, her international experience and varied career path, she is able to bring empathy and understanding in helping clients to feel empowered and motivated and achieve their personal and professional goals. Jackie is a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia.

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Leah Lambart

Malvern, Melbourne
*Available office hours, after hours and Saturdays

Having successfully negotiated several career changes herself, Leah is committed to working with her clients to identify their transferable skills and to help them find a career path that is the right fit for their strengths, passions, style and personal commitments. Leah is passionate about assisting her clients with interview, job search and LinkedIn coaching to give them the best possible chance to secure their ideal role. She has over 13 years of specialist experience in recruitment and HR Consulting, which has given her great insight into what employers are looking for.  Leah also brings a depth of industry knowledge and experience from professional services, accounting, law, HR consulting, education and the recruitment agency sector.

Leah commenced her career at KPMG in the corporate tax division where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. She made her first career change into recruitment and later joined the HR team at Allens, a national law firm. She has also consulted on recruitment-related projects to numerous corporations and institutions including RMIT, Victoria University, Monash University and GHD. Leah holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne), a Graduate Certificate in Career Education & Development (RMIT), Graduate Diploma in HR Management (Swinburne University) and also qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAA). She is also a Professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).

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Diana Lim

Melbourne (3004) and Vermont
*Available office hours, after hours and Saturdays

Passionate about career development, transition and fulfilment, Diana brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to assist clients on their career journey. She helps them navigate all stages of the career decision-making model, from increasing self- awareness of skills, interests, values and contribution, to exploring career options and evaluating occupations that derives a decision. Diana also provides practical assistance with job search, resume writing, interview training and LinkedIn coaching.

Diana has successfully career transitioned several times. She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), providing professional business services to clients across multiple industries including Banking, Telecommunications, Energy and Mining, Manufacturing and Government. As Senior Associate, Diana was responsible for the professional and personal development of her Associate peers. Migration to Australia provided an opportunity to career transition into the Information Technology industry (Info Tech Accounting Pty Ltd). Beginning in Help Desk Support, Diana progressed to Senior Lead Consultant for clients within Manufacturing, Health Products and Real Estate. As Senior Lead Consultant, Diana represented all consultants within the Management Team – promoting their professional development, progression and success.

Diana holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce and Administration (NZ BCA), a Bachelor Degree in Science (NZ BSc), a Diploma in Life Coaching (LCIA - Career Coaching) and is a Chartered Accountant (CA, ICANZ). Diana is an Accredited Professional Coach within the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Coaching (ANZIC) and an Associate Member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).

 

Queensland

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Karen Bremner

New Farm, Brisbane
*Available office hours and after hours

With a background in Psychology, over 10 years’ experience in HR, and postgraduate career qualifications, Karen brings a holistic approach to career choice, change and development. Friendly, open and highly intuitive, Karen can help you recognise your unique strengths and values, clarify your direction and position yourself for ongoing career success. With personal experience of changing careers, industries, and countries, Karen also understands what it’s like to be at a career crossroads, and is passionate about empowering others. 

As an experienced recruiter, having managed numerous campaigns across corporate and government sectors internationally, Karen understands job search, knows what employers are looking for, and can help you brand yourself, stand out and gain the edge in your applications and interviews. Karen is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia, Career Directors International, and the International Coaching Federation, and sits on several professional career committees in Queensland.

An experienced coach and facilitator, with a Cert IV in Workplace Coaching, and Training and Assessment, Karen regularly writes and presents on career-related topics, and lectures on career development at Griffith University.

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Judith Uhlmann

Indooroopilly, Brisbane and Wurtulla, Sunshine Coast
*Available office hours, after hours and Saturdays

Judith is a Certified Professional HR Consultant and Organisational Psychologist, and has completed a postgraduate qualification in Career Development at RMIT. She has more than 20 years of experience working in a wide cross-section of industries in Australia, Asia-Pacific, and in Europe. Born in Switzerland, she was professionally trained in corporate finance and banking, and upon emigrating to Australia, commenced a career in HR. She went on to develop a successful international career working for a variety of companies including global top 50 corporations, government, not-for-profit organisations and small businesses.

Judith’s HR management and Talent development experience as a specialist recruiter and executive coach, gives her a real edge in helping her clients successfully navigate today’s job market. As a career transitions coach, she inspires her clients to leverage their unique strengths and capabilities, initiate manageable action steps, and sustain positive momentum and motivation. Her resourceful and hands-on collaboration with job search, resume writing, interview training and LinkedIn branding has her clients feel confident about their value and contribution to the workplace. Her approach is empathetic and goal-focused and she is passionate about empowering purposeful living and career fitness.

Judith is a member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and an accredited administrator of the MBTI/Golden Profiler.

 

Western Australia

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Kendal Drew

West Perth and Rockingham, Perth
*Available office hours

Kendal is a motivated, insightful, accredited Career Development Practitioner committed to assisting clients in achieving their best possible careers. She incorporates themes of complexity, change and connection alongside client’s aspirations in relation to work and personal fulfilment to ensure that her clients make career choices and decisions which are achievable and appropriate to their whole of life and longer-term ambitions. Kendal is a focused and attentive partner with her clients in identifying their strengths and interests, analysing their career objectives and constructing a clear, actionable map for achieving outcomes and ultimately realizing their vision.

Over the past four years, Kendal has partnered with clients including students, mid-life career changers, career re-entry, executives and others facing career transition through redundancy. Her clients have come from industries including mining, oil and gas, construction, legal and professional services, medical, education, healthcare, FMCG, IT, communications, retail and hospitality. Experience across a range of industries including, corporate mining (international and domestic), not for profit, defence and the community and education sectors provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of different industries, which underpins the work Kendal undertakes with her clients.

Holding a Postgraduate Certificate in Career Development, Kendal is a keen lifelong learner, committed to maintaining knowledge on labour market information and progress within the career development and employment field. She is a Professional Member of the CDAA and qualified administrator of psychometric testing tools through CareerLife College.

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Helen Holan

West Perth and Duncraig, Perth
*Available office hours and after hours

Before making her own career change, Helen spent 9 years working for PwC and then PKF. During that time she experienced decreasing levels of happiness at work and a rising sense that her skills were better suited to something more people focused. Over time, Helen uncovered a passion for helping people improve their happiness and performance at work. She has since co-run a recruitment business and now works solely as a professional career coach. Helen’s combination of business, recruitment and coaching experience puts her in the ideal position to partner with clients to develop insights, tools and practical steps that will help them achieve their career goals. Clients find her approach to be relaxed yet purposeful, professional yet fun, nurturing yet frank. 

Over the last seven years Helen has provided guidance and support to a wide range of clients from teenagers through to executives as well as to those experiencing redundancy. She has worked with clients from industries including mining, oil and gas, professional services, medical, healthcare, engineering, banking, media, education, FMCG, IT, retail, travel and hospitality.

Helen has a degree in economics and accounting, is a qualified coach, certified MBTI practitioner, qualified NLP Practitioner, certified LAB Profile practitioner and certified Inventory for Work Attitude and Motivation consultant. She is an Accredited Associate Coach of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Coaching and a Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

 

South Australia

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Melissa Clark

Royal Park and Greenwith, Adelaide
Available office hours, after hours and Saturdays

With over 15 years’ experience in Recruitment, Consulting, Training and Management, Melissa has developed extensive career consulting and career coaching experience with a wealth of knowledge and experience in career pathways, training and development opportunities and career direction. Melissa has a strong desire and commitment to assist people in achieving their goals through providing career guidance support.

Melissa has exceptional expertise in career planning, resume writing and interview preparation across a wide range of industries including private and public sector clients. She is well placed to assist people from different industries and backgrounds including students, graduates, professionals and mature age workers. Whether you are new on the job market or going through the process of switching careers mid-life, Melissa will help you take the next step to establishing a successful and rewarding career.

Melissa is a member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) and holds a Certificate IV in Career Development and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE).

 

Testimonials

Hi Katie,

Although I have had a clear vision for what I want to achieve and implemented a very detailed action plan, Judith’s vast knowledge of my intended industry, Brisbane and how to market myself effectively gave me valuable insight into why my current attempts proved unsuccessful. Her positive guidance and insight as a recruiter helped me construct a new action plan that gives me direct focus and a greater hope for my desired future.

Michael, Brisbane

"When I was seven I wanted to be a pharmacist because I liked the colour of the carpet in the local chemist. At thirteen, I changed my mind and decided I wanted to be a chiropractor because my mother told me they earned a lot of money." Read more