Thank you

Kathryn - " my son had a very productive session"

Reaching out to Elaine at Jampacked Careers was absolutely the best decision for my son (currently year 13).

The time had come to make a post school plan and unlike some of his peers, he was struggling to know which way to turn uni/apprenticeship/work and was becoming overwhelmed by the decision making process.

Following a very productive session with Elaine he now has a better understanding of how to work to his personal skill set and interests and is focusing his research into suitable courses and jobs, all with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

He found Elaine easy to chat to and enjoyed getting her inspiring, independent advice.

Thank you Elaine!

Kit - "Elaine is a brilliant listener"

Elaine is excellent and empowering. 

Before I started working with her I was feeling despondent about potentially changing career direction so close to retirement age. But I now feel excited about potential change and am examining all the options with a sense of energy and confidence.

Her work is totally person-centered and she picks up on ‘where you’re at’ rather than sticking to a rigid schedule. She is a brilliant listener and she uses this to help you weigh up decisions or possibilities. She also helps you have the correct focus when writing personal statements and recognises what the reader of the statement will be looking for.  I now read my personal statements with pride.

 

Before I saw Elaine I thought my CV was quite good, but she gave me three bits of advice that I implemented to transform it. 

Elaine encourages you to use your full potential. She facilitates you to really go for it. Since working with Elaine I have found a job where I am valued and can use all my skill in the role.

 

I have never employed a career’s adviser before - but I am so glad I have now. If you too are thinking about this, I fully recommend Elaine.

Natalie - "Elaine is knowledgeable and has good ideas"

Working with Elaine has been great. She is easy to talk to and very quickly made me feel at ease. She is also warm, thoughtful and a good listener. 

Elaine is very knowledgeable about the job sector and always has a good idea up her sleeve! She can be counted on to come up with something you hadn’t thought of to help guide you on your way towards finding the right job for you.

I really enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her. 

Thank you Elaine.

Luke R - "then suddenly I was in demand with three interviews and two job offers!"

Before seeking help from Elaine, I was lost, confused and had low confidence when it came to my career options.  But after working with Elaine for a little while, all these worries started to disappear.  

I started seeing progress and getting responses from potential employers!  This was amazing as before I wasn't even getting email responses!

Then suddenly I was in demand and found myself with three interviews and then two job offers!  

If you feel unsure where your career is taking you or just want help with your CV, I highly recommend getting in contact.  Without the help and guidance from Elaine, I wouldn't have the job I have today!

Sally H - "Elaine has a lovely gentle and un-patronising manner"

Elaine is a warm, caring, friendly, very knowledgeable lady who has helped my 20-year-old son enormously recently. She is clearly passionate about helping young people and has a lovely gentle and un-patronising manner when talking to my son. In our first session she learned so much about my son just by chatting gently with him and quickly drew up an action plan for us which she has since followed up and updated.

 

My son is feeling so much more positive about his future now and much of this is down to Elaine. Nothing is too much trouble for her. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone whose youngster is struggling a little with finding their way in the world. 

Myra - "we came away from the session with lots of ideas"

I recently attended a careers clinic with Elaine for my daughter who is in Year 9. She is at the start of her career journey and was undecided with regard to career choice. Although she has chosen her options she did not have a specific vocation in mind. 
Elaine was brilliant at going through her likes and dislikes, interests and experiences.

 

We came away from the session with lots of ideas and useful websites along with an action plan that now gives us a framework to build upon. I would most definitely recommend Elaine in this respect.

Emma D - "I now have my dream job within a month of meeting Elaine"

Elaine’s sessions proved massively helpful in my search for full-time employment within the marketing sector. I’d never had a careers advisor outside of university, but I needed a helping hand after I’d only managed to secure part-time work after my graduation. Elaine was able to give share some fantastic ideas which I’d never considered, and used her experience to guide me through lots of options with where my career was headed.

The most useful part of our meetings was her help in how to write an outstanding cover letter and how to craft targeted CVs. I’d been job hunting for two months before I met Elaine with a bog standard CV and cover letters which hadn’t worked. With her help , I transformed my approach and had more interviews than ever before! I had secured my new dream job within a month of meeting Elaine.

Elaine is great to talk to, professional yet fun and is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the job sector, no matter what industry you are seeking. She’s been invaluable and I can’t recommend her enough!

Laura F - "calm and knowledgeable advice"

Elaine was extremely helpful to me in giving me practical advice about setting up my own business and she also guided me to identify what my priorities are and how to focus on them as a starting point. Before I spoke to Elaine, I was finding the whole process overwhelming but thanks to her calm and knowledgeable advice I can now see a clear way forward. Many thanks Elaine

Jess B - "your support and advice really helped us feel more confident"

We just wanted to write to thank you Elaine for the time you spent with our daughter recently, who was having trouble choosing her GCSE options in year 9. You were so kind and welcoming to us all, took the time to listen to all of our thoughts and queries and Eleanor felt very comfortable talking with you.

 

You brought to the forefront some qualities, characteristics and pathways which we had not really thought of before, but which made total sense looking back! Sometimes as parents we can be too involved with our children to see the bigger picture and it really helped for you to come in and see it from the outside.

 

Your support and advice really helped us all feel much more confident with our decision making together and we would highly recommend your service to anyone of any age - I'm sure we will be returning in the future! Thanks again, Jessica x

Rob B - "my CV and cover letter are in such a better place now"

Thank you so much for all your help.  i think my cv and covering letter are in such a better place now!  And now I know how to manage my job application process too.  

If anyone is struggling to find work, I'll certainly send them your way!