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Hi, I’m Alison and I want to give you the chance to shine in the ever-competitive job market. That could be by polishing your CV and covering letter, perfecting your interview technique or, if you’re really stuck on what you actually want from a job, coaching you to identify where your strengths lie and how you can use your skills in the workplace.

I have a corporate HR and training background and, during my time handling recruitment and selection for a multi-national finance company, found that I was seeing the same (generally poor) CVs again and again. It was disheartening for the candidates because they weren’t getting that opportunity of that crucial first (or second) step on the career ladder, and it was also frustrating for me because I knew that, with a bit of help, they could be on their way to a brighter future.

So, using my skills, knowledge and experience I can give you the edge over your competition.

I’m currently working on an online job search course which you can read about here. If you want to be one of the first to know when it’s ready to launch, you can register your interest here (and get a free e-book ‘5 Steps to Job Search Success’ as a thank you!).

A bit about me

I have recently moved from the beautiful Isle of Man and relocated my business to Gibraltar, and my home life to the sunny Costa del Sol.

Luckily, one of the perks of my job is that I can work with clients anywhere in the world!

When I’m not working I love to travel and, having just moved to Spain, I’m looking forward to seeing a lot more of this beautiful country (and, of course, enjoying some delicious food!).

I’m a lover of all things 80s, have a passion for watching cookery programmes (Masterchef Australia I’m talking about you!) and have a love/hate relationship with running.

The formal stuff! 

I have a degree in Applied Social Studies from the University of Central Lancashire, a Certificate in Teaching Basic Skills from University College Isle of Man, and spent over 15 years teaching literacy and numeracy to adult learners.

I studied with Cullen Scholefield to obtain my Certificate in Human Resource Practice and am an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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How can I help you?

Are you stuck in a career rut constantly waiting for Friday at 5pm?

Does Monday morning come round far too quickly and have you repeatedly hitting the snooze button?

Are you about to leave school or graduate from university but have no idea what career path you want to go down?

If you answered yes to any of these then a call to me could be just what you need.

As a freelance career coach I work with a wide range of clients from school leavers/graduates through to the recently retired - and everyone in between. So whether you’re just starting out, you want a career change but you’re lacking direction or you’ve been recently made redundant I can help.

I can work with you to discover what skills you have to offer employers and the types of role best suited to those skills. Together we can set goals and set you off on the path to a happier fulfilling career.

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones who knows exactly what you want to do but you just need help getting your CV up to date. Or you have an interview lined up but would like some practice beforehand.

If any of these sound like you click here to see how I can help.

As an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development I am also able to offer a full range of HR services from ‘hire to retire’, primarily to small businesses which don’t have the need (or resources) for an in-house HR Department.

I am able to draw on my extensive experience gained in a corporate environment so you can be sure that your HR needs are being correctly managed at a fraction of the cost of employing a member of staff. So, if you’re a business owner needing help with your HR then take a look here.

Either way, you've definitely come to the right place but, if you want any more information, you can get in touch through my contact page.

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