Time to change careers?

Time for a change?

Questions to ask yourself

  • Are you stuck in a rut?
  • Does it feel like your work has no meaning?
  • Is your current work environment getting you down?
  • Do you want to make more money?
  • Would you like better work/life balance?

Many Questions than answers

Self-knowledge for better decisions

Maybe your work isn’t as satisfying as it used to be. Or maybe it was never satisfying in the first place. Whatever your situation, counselling with Career Sense can help you to find out what comes next.

The self-knowledge you’ll gain will help you to make the best decisions about your future.

“The outcome of the exercises we did I think pointed in exactly the direction I will go and has given me a reference point that I can and do reflect back on as well as a goal. This I think is what I was lacking as I had no idea of what to work towards. Cheers for your advice and input, and the whole process was actually a lot of fun.”

Professional guidance for clarity

Truth leads the way

Talking to an experienced career counsellor helps you to identify what’s causing your dissatisfaction. It’s possible your work isn’t aligning with your values or personality type. Or it could be that you need a new challenge within your existing job.

Professional counselling with Jo Davies will tease out the truth and open doors to new possibilities.

“Jo did some great work with my career re-planning when I was looking to change things up at age 49. The exercises we went through definitely helped to get my mind away from the narrow-focus marketing-specific roles I was considering and to look more widely at my other strengths, such as logistics, analysis and communications, which immediately helped me to widen my scope and re-think my career direction. Within a few weeks of our session I was delighted to secure an exciting new role, one that fits my wider set of skills and I'm very happy with this result Thanks again, Jo. You really helped.”

Explore what is the truth to you

Learning about yourself

Career counselling starts with a comprehensive series of self-awareness exercises that help you to understand who you are and what’s important to you. The process will capture your:

  • Values - your sources of personal satisfaction
  • Skills - things you like doing, are good at doing and that could be transferred to another role or career path
  • Interests, work preferences, personal circumstances and responsibilities
  • Career objectives, which can be used to assess your current circumstances

“When I arrived at Jo’s office I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. I had never been able to identify what career path I was interested in. I finished school and attained a degree, ten years on still had no real plan or permanent job.
Fortunately Jo took the time to get to know me, assess where I had been and where I was at now. Through a series of testing, questions and information gathering we were able to work together and establish what would work for me.
I was amazed to see how Jo’s methods proved so successful in working out what job would be an ideal fit for me.
Jo is a true professional and has a vast understanding of what jobs are available, what would work for some and not for others. I walked away with very clear instructions of what I needed to do. The next day I applied to university and for the first time in my life I know what I want to do and where I want to be.
Thank you Jo.”

Who am I?

Making plans for your future

Once you have a clear picture of who you are and what you need, counselling turns to the task of identifying whether you need a complete change of career direction, or simply a fine-tune of your current path. Making decisions is assisted by up-to-date information about roles, opportunities and re-training possibilities.

You will leave with:

  • Clarity about your next steps
  • Confidence with your chosen direction
  • Information sources relevant to your new or modified career path
  • A feeling of excitement about the future

You can see the light

The steps to career clarity

1. Book an appointment by calling (09) 449-2312. Career Sense is located in Campbells Bay on Auckland’s North Shore.

2. Attend your face-to-face counselling appointment with Jo at Career Sense. Counselling takes up to three hours.

Frequently asked questions and answers

How long does an appointment take?
An initial career counselling appointment usually takes about 3 hours. Unlike many career practitioners, who will see you for one hour sessions over multiple weeks, Career Sense prefers to do one comprehensive session. Most clients comment that the time has flown and didn’t seem long at all. It’s an enjoyable process and it feels great to have concrete outcomes from a single appointment.

How much does an appointment cost?
The fee for the initial appointment is $517.50 ($450+GST), which covers the session preparation, assessment and the appointment itself. If you need them, follow up appointments are charged at $150/hr.

What if I need to cancel?
If you need to cancel or change your appointment please let Career Sense know as soon as possible. Like many other professionals, Career Sense charges for appointments cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment. If you don’t provide at least two working days’ notice and your cancellation results in your appointment slot not being filled, you will be billed for the costs involved in preparing for your appointment.

Do I need a follow-up appointment?
You will leave the initial session with a clear idea of the direction you want to head and the next steps you need to take to get there. You can discuss whether you feel you would like aa follow-up appointment(s) at the end of your initial session. Some people like to touch base throughout their career, others prefer regular support and backup while for many others the initial appointment is enough. Jo is very happy to support you on your journey and to accommodate your ongoing needs.

How long does it take to get an appointment?
Typically appointments are available within 2-4 weeks, but from June to October appointments are usually booked 4 weeks or more in advance. Contact Jo to find out when there is an available appointment.

Ready to find a new path?
Make an appointment

Call Jo Davies on (09) 449-2312 or use the Contact Us form.

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Contact Us

Address: 70 Aberdeen Road,
Campbells Bay, Auckland 0620
Phone: (09) 449-2312
Mobile: (021) 174-7233
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