Job Seekers/Career Advice
We offer confidential coaching including career advice for job seekers over the phone or face to face.
If you are in financial need, you are also eligible for up to 3 free one-hour coaching sessions from WWC.
We use a variety of coaching approaches to address the physical and psychological impact of cancer and to support individuals looking for work.
Watch a short film showing one of our coachees, Mandy Goodman, talking to Barbara Wilson about the benefits she derived from her coaching.
The coaching process
Coaching is tailored to each person’s specific needs. It’s flexible and is arranged on a session by session basis but typically involves:
- A coaching needs assessment
- A series of 1-hour coaching sessions working with you to facilitate the most realistic and practical work-related outcomes. These sessions can be held face to face at a suitable location, or over the telephone or by Skype, Facetime or equivalent.
- Unlimited telephone and email support
- Each coaching relationship is documented in a coaching contract outlining the coaching objectives and services to be provided
- Access to WWC’s Best Practice Guides, and other resources
Coaching typically covers:
- The cancer itself and managing its side effects while looking for work
- Networking, applying for jobs and CV preparation
- Interview preparation and practice
- Making and changing ‘reasonable adjustments’
- Social interaction
- Family and financial worries
To find out more about our coaching services, please contact us.
Typically, cancer has a profound experience on the lives of those living with a cancer diagnosis and most of the job seekers we work with seek support and advice about their careers and their work after cancer treatment.
Several of our coaches have a wealth of experience in this area and have put together some basic information for those who are looking for work and/or reconsidering what work they want to do. Click here to find out more.