For Parents

Let's bridge the gap between education and employment.

It’s a distressing statistic, but 51 per cent of graduates cannot find graduate level jobs. If you’re the parent of a graduate who’s in this unfortunate position, that fact will no doubt disturb you. Yet, despite what the papers may lead you to believe, it’s not because the jobs aren’t there.

For Parents

Let's bridge the gap between education and employment.

It’s a distressing statistic, but 51 per cent of graduates cannot find graduate level jobs. If you’re the parent of a graduate who’s in this unfortunate position, that fact will no doubt disturb you. Yet, despite what the papers may lead you to believe, it’s not because the jobs aren’t there.

You wouldn’t expect your son or daughter to become great at playing the violin without getting them a coach.

So it’s unrealistic to expect them to be great at being interviewed without first getting some guidance.

We offer a wide range of services designed to help students and graduates to get their dream job including books, online courses, 1-21 coaching, interview training, application help and more.

Chris Davies

Head Coach & Founder at Graduate Coach

Chris Davies is acknowledged to be Britain’s foremost graduate coach. He founded his company, Graduate Coach, seven years ago and, since then, has kick-started the careers of over 300 graduates.

As a result, Amazon, Aviva, Bloomberg, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, JP Morgan, Lloyds Bank and many other blue-chip companies count Chris’s alumni among their employees. So, too, do organisations such as Network Rail and the NHS. Before Graduate Coach, Chris pursued two other careers, in magazine publishing and advertising and marketing. In both cases, Chris built successful enterprises from scratch.

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FAQs

General questions relating to graduate coaching
What is a graduate coach?

A graduate coach is someone who helps you to land a graduate level job and then to succeed in that job. Graduate coaches help people to understand their unique mix of skills, interests and values and then to find suitable jobs and industries that match. They then help people to present the best version of themselves in the form of CVs, cover letters and at interviews. Once a job has been secured, graduate coaches help people to perform to a high standard in their jobs, to attract progression opportunities.

We have a variety of services to suit every pocket. To find out more about our prices, please see our Fees.

We offer services in the following:

  • Landing the right job/career to suit your unique strengths, interests and values.
  • Boosting your confidence, helping you persevere and maintain self-belief.
  • CVs, cover letters, LinkedIn re-writes and advice to land interviews.
  • How and where to find the right jobs, faster.
  • Achieving interview success, how to beat the competition.
  • Improving job performance, passing probation and getting promoted.

Our success stories include a large number of The Times Top 100 employers. More information, including Testimonials and Press can be found on Our Successes page.

Parents

Our USP is that we help graduates to find a job and career that matches their interests, values and unique skills. We then support them to land a great graduate job in that area. Lastly, we mentor each graduate through their first job to help them progress quickly. On some occasions, graduates have kept in touch with us for many years afterwards and we have helped them move to new companies for better opportunities.

Building the confidence of our graduates is one of our main selling points. Every graduate we meet has skills and natural abilities that they were not aware of or didn’t realise how valuable they are to employers. In addition, we build confidence by teaching interview technique that brings interview success.

Career coaching is a relatively modern concept but consider this; if you want to learn a musical instrument, you employ a music teacher. If you want to learn to drive, you hire a driving instructor and so forth. A graduate coach is no different, we teach you the skills you need to embark on a successful and fulfilling career.

Yes, we have many reviews on Google which are highly positive. Please also see Our Successes page, which includes Testimonials and Press.

Yes, we coach many of our graduates by Skype and telephone, so even if you live outside of London you can still get the help you need to land a graduate job.

We have helped parents with their careers, such as parents returning to work or with promotions and new jobs. It is not our core offering but there is a lot of cross-over, so contact us today to discuss.

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Our professional coaches provide career advice and coaching for new graduates, helping you to achieve your full potential. We are experts in full career and interview coaching, conducted face-to-face, via Skype or online.

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