Individual Career/Business Transition and Mentoring and Coaching
Given global economic conditions, many professionals are currently taking stock of their achievements, future challenges, remuneration, job security and satisfaction levels. They frequently contact us to talk through their career, business and work/life balance issues.
Your commitment to making a career transition and a new life hinges on being as well prepared as you can be to seize the opportunities that await you. Investing some time and effort in carefully planning your transition will maximise your chance of success.
Accepting that you do not need to face the challenge alone will help give you the confidence to step out with firm resolve to give it your best shot. Contacting friends, colleagues, and associates who may have made the transition before you, often provides valuable advice or alternatively seeking out an appropriate service provider like MDN Consulting with leading Career Transition services is a worthwhile investment.
The MDN Consulting Career Transition/Coaching processes and related Outplacement and Mentoring programs essentially tackle the four key areas of successful transition:
Getting your “head” right (e.g. planning, analysis, skills leverage, remuneration, potential targets and roles, etc)
Getting the paperwork right (e.g. resume, flyers, application letters, responses to key selection criteria, etc)
Getting your verbal presentation right (e.g. mock interviews, presentations and networking scenarios)
Getting your marketing and networking right (e.g. tapping effectively into the hidden and visible job markets).
Successful transition is achieved through mentoring, personal experience, contacts and connections as well as access to employment opportunities.
For more information, download our Career Transition, Outplacement and Mentoring flyer, which are also available in our Resource Centre.
By partnering with MDN Consulting for this important time in your life, you will work with a team that understands the challenges and opportunities a career transition creates. Our four step approach ensures all bases are covered and provides you with the best step forward to achieving your new career goals.
1. Getting Your “Head” Right
During this phase, there is a need to establish an appropriate understanding and acknowledgement of your goals and vision, strengths and weaknesses, skills and experience and to develop a set of realistic expectations (including those around remuneration and income), based on a personal SWOT analysis.
This allows you to identify any vulnerabilities in skills, attitudes or role biases that will need to be taken into account in targeting your preferred employment or business strategy. Equally it is important to identify those particular strengths, which you should leverage for greatest success.
It is also necessary to consider from the outset what employment or business/lifestyle balance and model you might be contemplating e.g. contract, project or consulting work, a Directorship, full-time or part-time work, voluntary work/work experience, buying or taking equity in an existing business etc., and then analyse the risks, returns and potential targets for each scenario.
Adopting the right attitude toward seeking out and selecting opportunities is an important part of the challenge. Getting your head in a position to strategise your search is an important step with any career transition.
2. Getting The “Paperwork” Right
Once your head is clear and your direction set, it is important to ensure that the documentation presenting your profile to the market is the most communicative and enticing that it can be. Your resume/curriculum vitae, flyers, business cards, skills and talent inventories, application letters, responses to selection criteria, website, marketing material, etc, all need to project an image that differentiates you favourably from other competitors in the market.
3. Getting The “Mouth” Right
By far the most important selling point for your professionalism is your own personal presentation style. Whether at a formal interview, informal networking, providing presentations or other forms of verbal promotion, your presence and the manner in which you articulate your strengths and positive attributes can be the key to successfully obtaining that opportunity you seek. Our career transition specialists are experienced in such matters and can assist you greatly in preparing for important interviews.
4. Getting The “Marketing and Networking” Right
Exposure to relevant and accessible opportunities is a key element in the success of your career transition. Having prepared your “head”/attitude, your paperwork and your presentation skills, your introduction to the appropriate networks, contacts, advertising vehicles, industry and business forums can be a highly value-adding component of your transition plan. Tapping simultaneously into the “visible” and “hidden” job markets, is critical. The “Hidden Job Market” in Australia is extensive and can only be accessed with the right contacts. With nearly 15 years in the recruitment business MDN Consulting has built an extensive network of contacts covering a wide spectrum of industries and locations.
Mentoring and Coaching
MDN Consulting works closely with its clients to provide a personalised service in four key elements that lead to successful career transition.
Our highly skilled and experienced team will guide you and improve your chances of successful attainment of more lucrative business and employment opportunities in the Australian market.
The MDN Consulting team members have many years of personal experience in business, career and life transition issues. We have been there before and know how to make the transition process as positive and smooth as possible.
Contacts and Connections
MDN Consulting has a wide range of networks throughout many professions, sectors and industries, helping you to more effectively tap into the Australian market.
Utilising MDN Consulting’s extensive database, you are provided with a market-driven approach that cross-references you with potential employment opportunities.