As parents of two children leaving University, we were concerned about how they would make the transition from University life into the working world while we were pursuing Expat careers overseas. It seems that many universities provide great academic (and lifestyle) experiences but their graduates are often thrown into the working world with limited support to find their way into productive careers.This is where Chris came in…
We found Chris by chance: our eldest had been struggling to find a role through the standard “milk-round’ of graduate fairs and we felt he could benefit from a coach who could guide him through the practical aspects of CV writing, interviewing and securing his first role. I hit the web: googling everything I could find. I came across Chris Davies at www.graduatecoach.co.uk. We immediately encouraged our son and daughter to get in touch.
Chris quite quickly established a great relationship with the kids: he had the ability to translate his experience into practical advice and set a realistic plan that instantly led to greater confidence, improved understanding of their capabilities and better results in getting interviews. This very quickly led to job offers.
Chris was excellent at helping our children secure a permanent role. But he excelled at mentoring them over the next two years: always on hand to provide guidance, advice and encouragement as they navigated their first role, negotiated their first pay rises and turned their roles into rewarding careers.
It’s been a pleasure to watch our kids develop under Chris’s guidance!