Career Counselling Testimonials
I found the career counselling session extremely helpful and have had great success in my career path since. I have enrolled to do a Masters in Human Resource Management at Monash, which starts in a few weeks. I have also started working in an HR Assistant role. I love my new job and am really excited about starting my course. It's great to finally have some direction in my career. I would strongly recommend a career counsellor to anyone who is unsure of what they want to do.
C Griffin, Melbourne
I was searching for words that could describe my happiness about your service and how confident I became when I knew exactly what I should do in the next 5-10 years of my life. I know what to do now and which companies to consider when searching for my dream job that fits my personality along with the workplace that is the best fit for me. The career personality report was amazing and the interview was very helpful and I am ready now to move forward. Overall the experience was wonderful.
Thank you for our consultation on Monday, it was FANTASTIC. I really loved hearing your feedback and exploring the issues and all the advice. I have already made comments to friends that you were excellent and very knowledgeable and personable. I would definitely tell my friends or colleagues to book an appointment with you.
Thank you so much for your help and career guidance. You have completely changed my life. Without your knowledge and advice I would have been changing jobs every couple of years and never finding any career that I truly had a passion for. Thank you so much again.
I spoke with Elise after our session with you and she is feeling a lot more settled about her career path now. It's a very difficult thing to work through especially at 14 but I really think you nailed it on the head. It's great to put her mind at ease regarding her next steps, now she can put that energy into actually moving forward. Thanks again for your insights.
Both my father and I greatly appreciate the help you have given me and I thank you for the follow up information. Thank you for your career guidance and I will not hesitate to contact you in the future or refer you to anyone I come across.
Just thought I'd let you know that I got a new job today at company X. Thanks for all your help and guidance, it was a huge help. Thanks also to Victoria for my resume - it came up really well and certainly made a big difference. Thanks again,
Thank you again for all your career help and guidance. When I came to see you I couldn't make up my mind on anything. Now if you asked me how satisfied I was with the direction I was heading with my career choice, it would be 10/10.
“I recently had a consultation with Diana Lim in Melbourne and I thoroughly enjoyed this session. I went into the session feeling a little overwhelmed about my career options and preferences and Diana was fantastic in helping me to develop more clarity around these. The session was well organised, thorough and the additional follow-up after the session helped to consolidate everything we had discussed during the session.”
“I am a recent graduate, currently working full time in the corporate world. After working for past 9 months, I felt a deep sense of dissatisfaction with my job. It was then that I decided to see Suzie for career counselling. I found the first session immensely resourceful! From the psychometric and personality tests, I was able to gain a greater understanding of the jobs that were suited towards my personality. After the session, I felt a greater sense of direction for my career and I am now on my way to becoming a primary school teacher. Thank you so much!!!”
Thank you so much for meeting with me - I thoroughly enjoyed it and found the session invaluable!! I cannot believe I haven't done this sooner! I feel I have so many more exciting options open to me now and I cannot wait to explore them and get going on my next adventure! I will certainly recommend your services for anyone who would like some direction and clarity around their career development.
Thanks for the career coaching session. I'm looking forward to following my path. I know I'm on the right one finally. Thank you and Katie for this wonderful service. Sometimes we all need a little direction in life.
I'm really happy to have met with you and have talked through my options with you. Thanks for your career advice! I think I would have remained in an unhappy environment for longer had I not seen you. Thanks again.
Just short note to let you know how I am going following our career coaching session. I’ve implemented our career transition plan with my Manager and the HR team at work. I requested, was offered and took a VR and have been progressing a business plan to become an Executive coach since. After 20 years in the APS I am no longer a public servant and have been attending various information evenings with colleges around Australia on the best type of training to help me establish my own Canberra-based business. It’s all very exciting and just thought you would like to know what I did with your advice – I took it and can’t thank you enough.
"From the moment I spoke to Leah on the phone, I felt comfortable. Leah has a beautiful nature and really loves what she does. She cares about her clients and makes them feel confident and relaxed in what can be a daunting situation. She helped me clarify my future opportunities and see things in a positive light! I would highly recommend seeing Leah."
After the session, I felt energised and confident that there were career choices out there for me that would suit much more than my current role – a relief in itself. Most helpful was the personality testing and the way you saw things that I never would have been able to myself, by smoothly joining the two and breaking it down with such ease into real possibilities. Worth its weight in gold.
Just a quick one to let you know I had some success with my resume and picked up a full time plant operator position with Company X and will be able to start Cert. III in building and construction. The first thing the interviewer commented on was how professional my resume looked! I ended up applying for 5 jobs and have heard back from 4 about an interview. So thanks again for helping me out and I wish you all the best.
Thank you for your help with my career planning and updating my resume. I really appreciate your input and advice not only about the career choices, but also about how to effectively seek opportunities and make good use of my resources. Thanks again.
“I worked with Judith to identify and appraise my transferable skills with a change of role and industry in mind. Options were limited in my professional field at the time, due mainly to an industry-wide slowdown. I felt that my skills portfolio could be of value to other roles and industries but needed professional help to clearly identify what other options might be available to me. Judith was extremely helpful and insightful. She worked closely with me to appraise my interests, prior work history and future expectations regarding salary and prospects for professional advancement. Judith alerted me to several professional possibilities that I hadn't thought of and helped me to understand how my skills and experience could transfer to these roles. Overall, her input was extremely focused, helpful and professional. I would gladly recommend Judith to other professionals seeking clear input on their career progression or guidance on alternative employment options.”
“Leah is one of the most positive and motivating individuals I have ever worked with. Leah helps you to understand your career path and aspirations and then works with you to determine the areas of change needed. I would highly recommend a career consultation with Leah.”
Thank you for the session yesterday. It was exactly what I needed and I’m about to embark on a career for the very first time in my life. I’m excited and ready for it. You’re a great listener and you gave me some really good suggestions, advice and feedback. You’re professional approach was spot on and you even kept me ‘on topic’ AND finished on time. I feel like I’m on track now.
“I would like to take this opportunity to enthusiastically endorse Judith Uhlman as an executive career coach. Judith helped me clarify my career direction and identify ways to help me develop my own business. She offered effective strategies, and more importantly, new perspectives and insights about future employment opportunities. I came away with a treasure trove of resources. As a result, I feel more optimistic and excited about my career possibilities.”
I have been raving all week to friends and family about the amazing and thorough work you did on Friday. I drove home simply smiling and felt so happy. I have never met someone so thorough in their work and someone who simply loves her job and is truly meant to help people. The choice to come see you was one of the best I have ever made and it truly helped me get to the heart of it all, and see what has been right in from of me career-wise all along. I can’t thank you enough for all the help you have given me.
"Before I saw Drew I was rather lost and unmotivated in where my career was heading. Drew suggested I consider completing tertiary studies. This was about 6 years ago and I am certain that this was absolutely the correct decision. The biggest lesson I learned through my studies was the actual 'pursuit' of the goal. Drew was direct, motivating and approachable. Thank you."
After a couple weeks of research into different careers I narrowed down my choice to one. I have decided to go back to university next year to study Human Resource Management. Having the information about my personality and also some future careers made my searching a lot easier as I was able to really focus on my strengths. Using the reports I was easily able to narrow down my choices in a future career. Again I would like to thank you for the meeting as I found it to be very helpful for my future.
I just wanted to sincerely thank you for your coaching, it really helped me and completely changed my life for the better. I now love my life because I'm not dreading each and every day!
To Katie Roberts & Co.,
I would like to thank and acknowledge the wonderful service provided by Diana Lim. Diana is extremely thorough in her knowledge of career building and has been very understanding of why I am trying to reach for certain goals. Furthermore, I was even more impressed when I received follow up information (tailored to my specific goals) and words of encouragement to keep moving forward in what I have set out to achieve. I highly recommend Diana's services to anyone who is looking for a career transition, or who is unsure of their current career.
I can't thank you enough for the guidance you gave me last month during our meeting. It gave me the motivation to get out there and put my skills and experience on show and see how far it can take me. To my surprise the feedback has been very positive. To the extent where some of the biggest and more reputable firms in the industry are showing very strong interest.
The session was extremely useful and definitely helped with narrowing down what I need to do to be happier with my work life. I've looked into going back to studying teaching and decided this is what I want to do. Although it was only a couple of hours, you've made a huge impact on how I look at my work life and my husband has already commented that I seem a lot happier.
Thank you very much for your assistance and advice. It was useful to spend the time with you focussing just on me and my needs. It is something that I haven’t done for a long time, and made me realise how important it is to stop and reflect, not only on the job but on other areas of life.
"As a 40-something mid-career executive, I found myself seeking new career opportunities but in somewhat of a career rut. Seeking professional guidance, I was very fortunate to find Judith to assist me with career counselling and planning. Judith took the time to listen and was able to fully understand the bigger picture issues in my current employment arrangements, where my skills and interests lay and what possible options could provide me with more fitting and fulfilling employment. Most importantly we were able to plan out a transition pathway which was sensitive to my present needs yet progressive and reassuring about the future opportunities. I cannot speak highly enough of Judith’s comprehensive capability and recommend her without hesitation."
"My daughter, Maddie, was feeling particularly lost not knowing what the future held for her after Year 12. This is when I thought that she could benefit from a career coach. Cat took us through the results of the questionnaire, which to my surprise were extremely accurate. It was wonderful for Maddie to see on paper what her personality and value system is. It was also relieving for Maddie to see what jobs she was suited to. It gave her confidence and knowledge to realise that she should follow a study path that reflected who she is. Cat didn't push university or TAFE or any particular avenue, but rather gave us all the options. This was an incredible relief for Maddie as her school was pushing university and she was feeling very stressed that this was her only option. I have a much happier daughter who is feeling relieved that she now has a plan and some structure for the future."
Just a quick note to let you know I got another role at a different company, and I couldn't have done it without your help. I will be a Project Coordinator at company X. Your confidence in me led to me going for contract roles, which this one is, with the likelihood to go permanent after 12 months. I cannot sing your praises enough to my friends and colleagues.
"The career counselling session I had with Judith was incredibly informative and enlightening. Judith was great at understanding my career wants and needs and was also able to deliver realistic options based on our discussions and my career profiling assessments. I walked away from the session with a better understanding of what I'm looking for from a long term career, the types of careers more suited to my personality and with a realistic action plan to get a career change on track."
Thank you for our coaching session and follow up resources. As a result of your assistance I was able to break down, assess and confidently decide on my future career direction, resulting in my acceptance this week into the UWA Full Time MBA, coupled with the early stages of setting up a promising business with a trusted colleague. These two opportunities are incredibly exciting and I am thrilled to be on this new path. Your coaching and counselling was essential in this process, and I utilised all of your unbiased advice, processes and tools to make a clear and confident set of decisions. I thank you greatly for your help.
Just wanted to thank you for the session last night. I'm very happy with the feedback and guidance you provided and I'm confident that I'll be able to steer in the right direction. Thanks again.
Resume Writing Testimonials
I accepted an offer yesterday with company X. I'm very excited! The day I sent recruiters the professional resume you wrote for me, I got my first interview. The company was very impressed with the resume, as was the recruiter who said it's one of the best she's seen.
Thank you for your time, help and effort in restructuring my resume to its new professional standard. I'm very happy with the end product, the excellent customer service and efficiency. I will certainly refer you to others looking for a professional CV.
I just wanted to let you know that I was successful in securing a graduate position with the Department of X, which you wrote my new resume and selection criteria for. Without your help, I would not have even reached the interview stage.
I am extremely happy with my resume and cover letter. You have certainly exceeded my expectations! Thank you also for your efficiency and advice. I really appreciate it! I will be recommending you to anyone I come across in need of professional resume writing in the future.
The resume and the cover letter are great and it was a pleasure to be your client. You transformed my European CV into a completely new inspiring resume with cover letter. Although the time difference with Europe made a conversation during business hours hard, you kept the process going which I really appreciated. I am very impressed about the final result and your performance and can recommend it absolutely.
“I highly recommend Katie Roberts Career Consulting. Sarah Cronin wrote my resume. I was very impressed with Sarah's questions, the openness of the conversations and her level of perception, given we only ever spoke on the telephone. I wanted to highlight my versatility and depth of knowledge, I think she did this brilliantly, both in the way she extracted the info from me and documented the result. I felt the resume was tailored for me, and I suspect the same would apply to others.”
I would not have been able to do this without your help. You have been a life saver and I will not be able to thank you enough. I just thought I would let you know that I was successful with my application and have signed the contract this morning. Thank you so very much for your help in creating my selection criteria.
Thank you for the amazing job you have done on my CV and Selection Criteria. Your prompt and friendly service was much appreciated. I still can't believe how fabulous you made me sound! I will definitely recommend your services to others and I already know that this has been a worthwhile investment.
I am writing to provide some very positive feedback related to some recent work completed for me by Ms. Kylie Micallef. The interview was conducted promptly, thoroughly, and very professionally. Kylie has a fantastic phone presence and it was a thoughtful and highly productive conversation that was sensitive to the time commitment yet never felt rushed. The first draft was deliver very quickly due to a need for me to travel abroad and Ms. Micallef delivered, as promised, a richly developed and concise first draft. Given the interview and the preliminary information provided, Kylie produced exactly what I was looking for in terms of an executive level “advertisement” of my skills and capabilities. The subsequent draft was 99% what was needed with the final edits ones to be made of my choosing so in the end Ms. Micallef delivered a complete product of both resume and cover letter. Kylie is an asset to your organization and it was a pleasure to work with her.
Best money I ever spent! I must admit, I was a bit hesitant to use your services at the start because I was reading through the great feedback and comments from your previous customers that were posted on the website, and they just seemed too good to be true. At the time I was actually wondering if they were genuine comments from genuine customers. I am now 100% positive that they are all genuine! I can't believe my resume looks so professional. This is awesome. THANK YOU!!! I will definitely recommend you to all my family and friends.
Thank you very much for your help. Your professional and friendly service was much appreciated. Thank you once again for your help and excellent service.
Thank you very much for re-writing my resume. I am very happy with the final resume and cover letter. It would have taken me months to write a resume like that.
I just wanted to write to you and say how thoroughly impressed I am with the resume Anna Fleming wrote for me. The response from employers has been overwhelmingly positive and I've never had so many calls for interviews in my life!
Thank you for editing my resume and selection criteria. Your professional and friendly service was much appreciated. I am very impressed with the final results. I now feel much more confident while applying for graduate positions. I am happy to recommend your services to my friends and fellow university students.
I just wanted to thank you for your resume writing services. I got the internship I wanted at company X. Your resume helped me get my foot in the door and that's what I was after. I will certainly recommend your services to my friends.
“After sifting through what seemed like a daunting task and contacting many resume consultants I came across Katie Roberts. I was introduced to Sarah Cronin and never looked back. The advice and guidance she provided put my mind at ease, her friendly nature and willingness to help was a breath of fresh air. The whole process was extremely quick from the initial consult to the delivery of both resume and cover letter. With the help from Sarah’s resumes and cover letter it turned an 8 month rejection streak into a job almost first apply. I would truly have no hesitations in recommending Sarah to friends, family and colleagues in the future!”
Ben Armstrong, Adelaide
This week saw four opportunities presented to me all of which offered varying positives. I would like to tell you that a number of people who interviewed me commented on my Resume.
“It’s so easy to read!”
“It is so clear and it’s nice to see one that is only three pages long.”
“It’s very professional.”
I mentioned that it was done by yourself at Katie Roberts. Thank you very much. As it turned out the best opportunity has come from my current employer and I commence work on Monday in the position of Planning Manager.
Thank you for everything. Your help with this has given me the confidence to move forward in the future. I have been selected for an interview on the 16th. I could not of got this far without your help.
Many thanks for my documents. They are absolutely fantastic, professional and at another level! My decision to approach your organisation was right and I feel grateful to have had you as my writer.
What a wonderful job - I am really thrilled with the cover letter and resume. I landed an interview and they were very impressed with the resume. Thank you so much for your excellent work and I will be recommending you to others.
The resume is great, and I was complimented on it during a second interview today. Thanks again for your work, the resume is exactly what I was after.
The resume looked amazing. I had 3 interviews with 3 different companies and all of them complimented me on the look of the resume! I ended up getting a role with company X and I'm really grateful for your work in making me look good. Thank you again - I have referred you and Katie Roberts to friends as I think you guys provide a great and supportive service which has assisted me in having the confidence I needed in changing career paths.
“When I started to consider rewriting my resume I shortlisted Katie Roberts. Then when my position was made redundant I wanted the full package of services - career counselling, resume rewrite and LinkedIn profile refresh. Kendal was delightful to work with, professional, calming and supportive. It was really worthwhile for me purchasing the package of services because over the three sessions I reached a far deeper understanding of my profile, my preferences and how to present my skills in the best possible way. I walked away with a top quality resume and an excellent cover letter template. Since our career counselling sessions I have polished my LinkedIn profile to Expert status, have over 200 connections and feel confident using all aspects of LinkedIn.”
Thank you very much for all your hard work - I have a fantastic application thanks to you!! I was amazed at how quickly you were able to collate all my information and put it together in a well detailed application and CV which are first rate and definitely professional in looks and readability. Thank you so much for your help – well worth the money spent and I just received notification that I got the job - wahoo!! Thanks again for a great cv and application.
Thank you so much for the documents. I have started using them and have been invited for 3 interviews!! This is definitely boosting my confidence!
“As a resume writer, Sarah is both exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful with the long term goal of assisting her clients in the job market with a professional cv. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to stand out from the crowd and reach their ambitions at having an interview with the company and role of their dreams.”
I am more than pleased with my resume and with your high level of understanding and efficiency. It was now an easy decision to get my resume written professionally. Thank you again.
Thank you for the excellent work you've done. I am extremely pleased with what you have written. I must say you have a special skill in writing and thanks to you, my selection criteria looks way better than it did earlier. It has also given me a lot of hope for future applications. I will definitely recommend your services to people I know. Also, I must add that in addition to your writing, I also liked how you constantly updated me on the progress. It has been a pleasure working with you. Thanks again!
"I had such a pleasant and rewarding experience with Katie Roberts Career Consulting. I had my resume and cover letter improved and worked with Victoria, who was very thorough, experience and encouraging and gave me the confidence to own my skills and experience. As such I started to apply for roles that were more in line with my experience and skills. After applying for positions for 6 months with no interviews, within 2 weeks of receiving my new resume I was invited to attend two job interviews and I was offered the job that I wanted! Thanks so much for the excellent service, it was well worth the investment."
"I used the face to face consultation for getting my resume and cover letter re-written and met Jeanette from Katie Roberts for the session. The documents were always delivered on time and any updates were also well discussed and done quickly. Very happy with the service overall. Have landed myself the next job opportunity that I was after and it is the right career progression for me. Will highly recommend Katie Roberts to anyone who needs help with rewriting their professional documents. One happy customer."
"I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Jane Speechley for her patience, understanding and commitment to preparing and crafting my resume, addressing selection criteria and providing an outstanding covering letter for a position within the NSW Government sector. Jane possesses ability to provide clients with the "WOW" factor as evident in my perusal of a professional resume. Thank you Jane, I will recommend your expertise to family and friends without hesitation."
A.G Morgan, Sydney
Interview Coaching Testimonials
I wanted to express my appreciation for the interview training. My success in landing the job was in big part due to the advice and preparation we did. Many of the questions we discussed were asked and your advice regarding the presentation was spot on. The training gave me a lot of confidence heading into the interview as I knew I was well prepared. Thank you once again!
I came to see you for interview training a few months ago now, and just wanted to let you know how helpful it has been. In the last couple of weeks I have been for 3 interviews and have succeeded in each. I am much more confident when being interviewed, and this must have come across. I can't thank you enough. I have taken a job and am very excited to start. I would never have had the confidence even to organise an interview without your help. Also, I wanted to thank you for getting my resume in order. Both employers were impressed with the way it was written. We both know I can't take all of the credit! Thanks again.
J Walsh, Melbourne
Success! I got a job offer at the end of the interview and contract in hand! A huge thank you for making time to see me at such short notice. It really helped me to get an honest reflection on a number of the 'typical answers' I had been giving. After 4 months of interviewing - this by far was the only role that I wanted - and you helped me nail it - thank you again! Questions were as you forecasted.
I got the job! The interview questions you had pre-prepared for me were spot on. I had this amazing boost of confidence because I knew that I was able to answer, quite concisely, all of their questions. Thanks to you I now have a very different future.
I just heard back from company X and they said my interview was great. I'd just like to thank you for all your help. Thanks again!
Great news, I received a tentative offer from company X. The offer is subject to medical and qualification checks, which are sort of a formality process. I would like to express my thanks for all your help to prepare for the interview.
I have some good news...I got the job! Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to help me prepare for the interview as I do believe it helped me going into the interview the next day. Overall I am very satisfied with the outcome of the interview. Thank you once again.
Dejan, Gold Coast
I just wanted to let you know that I have been offered the position at the university, so the drought has broken! I am quite sure that this session assisted in this outcome; it helped me to gain perspective on a few things, boosted my confidence a good deal and provided me with some additional interview strategies. I felt quite different at the interview - relaxed, positive and more confident in my abilities. So thank you for your guidance and expertise.
I wanted to let you know that I was successful with my recent interview and have been given the promotion I sought. In my feedback I was told that my interview was solid and well-presented and that they saw a vast improvement from the last time I applied, so thank you for your time and your assistance. It helped enormously!
Just thought I'd let you know that Heidi got a placement into Medicine in Newcastle (Joint Medical Program). That was her first choice so she is rapt. Thanks again for all your help.
I am so happy to inform you that my dream was fulfilled, after getting an offer of employment in the WA Public Sector. I would like to thank Kendal for the information she provided in the sessions and also in helping to build my confidence while facing the interview panel. Once again my sincere thanks to Kendal.
I did your interview coaching in April and I applied for a job at Company X. I'm just emailing to let you know that I got the job and I start in August! Thank you very much for your help.
Recently, I had the pleasure of getting interview coaching and advice from Leah Lambart. My experience has been extremely positive and hence I thought of sharing feedback about Leah. I believe that Leah was professional and sincere throughout the entire process. She was able to quickly and smartly ascertain my personality then cater to and advise on how to structure my answers. This went a long way towards doing very well during my interview today. She was able to understand my requirements and then went about fulfilling them with ease. I would recommend her to others in need of interview coaching for sure. Thanks Leah!
“I found Jackie's interview training session very valuable. Her advice and tips made a lot of sense and I made sure I used them for my next interview. I was well prepared for my next interview and felt confident in answering the interviewer's questions. The preparation that I did prior to the interview really paid off and I was offered the position the same day.”
M Walker, Melbourne
I just got offered the job at company X. Thank you SO MUCH. 15 (or so) unsuccessful job interviews and then the first one after my session with you is successful. I have recommended you to a colleague.
"Upon making it to the interview round for an undergraduate cadet program with no prior corporate interview experience, I worked with Drew to seek advice and coaching. The session was both warm and extremely valuable as Drew was able to give me plenty of advice ranging from presentation to structuring my answers, so that I stood out as a qualified candidate. Recently I have been notified of my success for this position, and I give great thanks to Drew in helping me open up this wonderful opportunity."
Having professional interview coaching made all the difference. It gave me confidence to go into a lot of detail about what I had achieved and I knew that the way I was structuring my responses was going to be effective. Projecting myself into the job was very powerful. Smiling faces and nodding heads...very affirming. Thanks.
Thanks for today’s interview training session. I learnt a lot and I took a huge amount of information and knowledge away from it that I’m definitely going to put into practice.
Sharyn, Gold Coast
Thank you so much for your help with interviewing and my resume. Today, I had an interview for the job I really wanted. I don't know that I'll get it but I certainly got through the door with your resume advice. I did all that you recommended and I asked your fantastic question at the end. So, win, lose or draw, I felt really good about my application and interview. Thank you for your excellent advice - it was worth every penny.
I want to say a very big thank you for the patience and kindness you showed me during our interview coaching sessions. Both the sessions I attended with you have enabled me to re-gain some of the confidence in myself I seemed to have lost somewhere! My application writing is now professional, succinct and sells my strengths. I also know now what to focus on in an interview and how to get the best out of that small moment of time I have when being grilled by a panel. The investment I made coming to see you was well worth it.
The 1.5hrs spent with you yesterday was excellent. I am talking so much more confidently in everything that I am doing. I spent last night listening to the voice recordings and I can hear that my responses were not confident enough when I started with you, yet they improved as the session went on. More work from my part leading up to interviews will make an enormous difference.
Thanks so much for all your information, and the positive vibes - they must have been really strong because I got a job! It was so useful having your advice. I was very prepared for everything - technical and management related. Thanks again.
Katie, Gold Coast