“I came to the UK to escape the political turmoil in my native country. I was – and am – so grateful for everything the UK has given me, but I felt so lost professionally. In Baghdad I’d earned a high salary in a prestigious career, here I was earning minimum wage. My confidence was shattered, I felt lost but most of all, I felt bad for my kids growing up so near the poverty line when before the war life back home had been easy. I worked with Ellie to build a CV that worked for British employers and Ellie supported me every step of the way as I changed my career. I now feel like I am finally fulfilling my potential and this course really was the best investment I could have made in myself.”
I created Your Career Change for Non-Native Speakers for students exactly like you. Students who had held professional roles in their native countries but who now felt lost in a system where they felt they didn’t understand the unspoken and unwritten rules and as such, were vastly under earning and not working to their potential.
This course focuses on the practical skills you’ll need to change career. You’ll create and polish your CV, you’ll learn how to write brilliant cover letters that show you for the superstar you are – while not feeling cringy or fake – and you’ll practise interview techniques. Most of all though, you’ll be able to confidently navigate the British jobs market, knowing how to sell yourself without being brash and making sure you never make the mistakes that really turn British employers off.
I’ll support you to see your potential and make sure potential employers see it too. At the end of this course, you’ll feel poised and ready to embrace your career change.
Brilliant if you:
Are ambitious and want to work hard to achieve your career goals but feel there are unspoken cultural barriers you do not understand.
Maybe you’re confused by the British reserve and don’t know how to sell yourself in this context. Perhaps there are gaps in your CV or you have experiences that do not easily translate into a different working environment.
You’ll learn some mistakes that career changers often make in interviews and how to avoid them, and the guaranteed way to make sure you’re always called for interview, whatever role you’re applying for.
What you’ll study:
This course wholly focuses on you and the wonderful experience you have. Together, we’ll look at your full life, education and career history and carefully curate the best bits and package them up to wow your future boss.
This hands-on and results focused course will teach you how to craft your brilliant cover letter and CV to open doors – even if your confidence has taken a bit of a battering or you’ve got big career gaps.
You’ll learn about the different kinds of questions that are often asked at interviews – and what your interviewer really wants to hear. You’ll learn some mistakes that career changers often make in interviews and how to avoid them, and the guaranteed way to make sure you’re always called for interview, whatever role you’re applying for.
You’ll practise interview questions and techniques and I’ll teach you the unspoken code behind some of the questions employers ask – and what they really want to hear.
You’ll know exactly what employers are looking for when they sift through the pile of applications on their desks and you’ll make sure yours gets seen. At the end of the course you’ll know how to create cover letters or CVs for any job you want and you’ll have practised interview questions. You’ll know how to sell yourself in a way that feels authentically you and not full of meaningless waffle.
How you’ll study:
This course is delivered in 1:1 sessions. The course will be fully tailored to what you need so you’ll spend time between sessions making reflective notes about ALL your experience and everything you can offer your new boss.
This course works best if you have a specific job role in mind but general CV and cover letter writing and polishing is also available.