As described in our list of services, our support in “coaching” people varies greatly. Some attend small workshops on our Career Management courses, while others receive structured and tailored 1:1 support.

Extremely helpful. The course has definitely provided me with confidence.

A very well delivered and useful day. Likeable, honest and professional trainers who gave good constructive feedback.

Fab. Fully lived up to and exceeded my expectations. Thanks so much for your help and guidance.

It was great!! So helpful. Really enjoyed and made me excited for the future!

A very sensible real world approach to delivering the course.

Trainers had wide range of personal experiences to draw from, making for a very relevant course.

Overall hugely beneficial.

I had a really good time, thank you very much. I wish it was longer than one day. Today made me feel more confident for my future job applications and interviews.

Really useful, very informative and best careers advice I have ever had!

Absolutely incredible course – I learnt more today than throughout whole life! If there was longer it would be great to do more interview practice.

Fantastic course – I slightly want to work with you!

Great trainers and training. Lots of information delivered in a good way.

Would be good to get even more time for interview practice. Really good overview of career/interview prep and great advice on CVs.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and appreciated all the information we have been given. It has helped me think about interviews and CVs, especially as I can now evaluate my approach to them and how to do them effectively.

Like the “no bull” approach, helped a lot and liked the inside knowledge. Loved the CV section of the day.

Was more than impressed with the knowledge given – the course exceeded what I expected.

Thank you so much for showing me how to show confidence in an interview. Everything was very helpful and I learnt things about CVs that I didn’t know before, such as the skills section.

Intense day but highly useful for CV building and interview techniques were very useful!

Great in depth day of training – bit harsh on my Micra! But all in all I feel more comfortable about what I need to do when looking at jobs and going for interviews.

Brilliant day – just think it shouldn’t be condensed into one day. This is a very important workshop that should be given more time.

Thoroughly enjoyed learning about the process for recruitment and look forward to improving myself. This course is brilliant in the depth of information it provides. Thank you.

Really great, insightful and informative course. Everything I wanted was covered in depth and with the opportunity for further discussion about specific areas.

Learnt things about my CV I didn’t even realise I needed help with – so useful!

Very thorough excellent day.

Really informative and useful. Before I started I knew what I wanted to do in the future but not how to get there. I have been given an insight into the recruitment process which has boosted my confidence. I now understand one of the keys in securing employment is to know myself and not be afraid to demonstrate my strengths and achievements.

“Going through any selection process is gruelling and challenging, and that’s certainly the case when seeking to be a University Vice-Chancellor. I found Steve Cooley’s advice and guidance through the process when I was applying to be Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bedfordshire enormously helpful and I’m certain it helped me to succeed. With a really professional understanding of the recruitment process for a very senior executive position, Steve demystified the process and gave me confidence. He was also constructively challenging which stretched me and I believe enabled me to perform better at interview and with my presentation for my final interview. Steve’s understanding of how selection panels work, and the process they go through to reach a decision was also enormously useful. In short Steve’s advice was hugely beneficial in helping me to succeed. I would highly recommend him to any aspiring candidate for a senior executive position.”

Vice-Chancellor, University

“Steve is a great coach and has provided me with fantastic challenge and support on my future career planning and the art of CV writing…..sometimes ‘painful’  but always well considered and invaluable; reflecting his knowledge and experience of executive recruitment from both client and candidate perspectives.  He takes time to know the individual and provide relevant reflections.”

Assistant Chief Executive, large local authority

“Turning a new page on your career, due to circumstances outside your control, in my case the Government’s decision to close the organisation I was working for, can be un-nerving to say the least. I have worked with Proventure as a recruiter in recent years and have always found the service they provide to be of the highest standards. So it was interesting to see how they would respond to my needs as a job seeker. I was not disappointed. The advice, guidance and insights that Steve Cooley provided, not only furnished me with the practical skills needed to navigate the corporate recruitment process, but also boosted my confidence, allowing me to focus on presenting myself in a positive and effective manner. I would like to record my thanks and would highly recommend Steve and his colleagues, for their professional, constructive and responsive approach.”

Director – Government agency