You have been a tremendous and invaluable help to me James at a time when I really was at a low ebb and your infectious enthusiasm, professional attitude and eternal optimism (and rigorous scheduling) got me back on my feet. Without you I would have been out of work for a lot longer, I am quite sure. That aside, knowing you has been and is a most enjoyable experience.
I would like to thank you for all the help, support and guidance I received during the Career Management programme. I was able to pick up invaluable skills, in particular networking and negotiation skills (skills which I have shied away from before). The services provided were first class. Your extensive experience and good humour were a catalyst for the restoration of my self-confidence and ultimately being successful in the current volatile job market.
I approached James at a time in my life when I was discontented with my previous job and was looking at where to take my career next. I found his assistance in clarifying my strengths, interests and then directing me to appropriate job opportunities excellent. He managed to focus my thinking and clarify my life goals while helping to rewrite my CV and enhance my LinkedIn profile. He was then a font of information about how to find job opportunities, apply for them and prepared me for interviews. I recommend him unreservedly.
I am now the happiest I have ever been in my career, and wealthier in a number of different ways, as a direct result of James’ understanding, wisdom and guidance. It is no understatement to describe the time and energy he gave me as tangibly improving my world. I was sceptical but in a position where I had to acknowledge I needed to do something differently. A personal recommendation put me in touch with James and I can’t say enough good things about him. James’s alacrity, diligence and responsiveness are first class. James represents the best return on investment I have received in a professional capacity. Thank you so much James.
James has been my career coach and mentor for the past three years. His advice and guidance have proved invaluable at every step of the journey in progressing my career. James’ knowledge, resources and connections are exceptional and he provides a unique and bespoke service to his clients. He always makes himself available for the least of my concerns, and there has never been a meeting where I have not left feeling wonderfully inspired and highly motivated to take the next step. I could not ask for a better mentor and career coach, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be counted among his clients.
James kept me focused and motivated throughout the toughest time in my career history…his approachable, friendly, positive manner makes me feel that if ever I needed any advice I could even now pick up the phone and he would give me his time.
James is very knowledgeable in what employers are looking for in the current marketplace and how best to make your application and approach stand out from the crowd. James is very experienced in the use of social media and networking techniques to enhance and widen your targets and has a keen sense of what is and is not needed on a CV. I would have no hesitation in recommending James for any individual who wants to increase their chances of finding a new role or direction.
Every time I write a cover letter, revise my CV, or complete a verbal summary of my skills/career to date, I say a silent prayer for @James Micklewright – my career coach who taught me these techniques over a decade ago, at a time when I most needed direction – kind and thoughtful (but firm) instruction that has lasted the test of time. Thank you James, I learnt from the best.