If you’re feeling stuck or unfulfilled in your current career Thomas Pocklington Trust's employment team is here to help.
We match blind or partially sighted professionals with career coaches, free of charge. No matter your professional background, our coaches can support you to progress or restart your career!
Our career coaches can help you identify your career goals, develop a strategy with action steps to reach those goals, and provide accountability to achieve what you want to achieve. They will also work with you to clarify your career goals and align them with all aspects of your life.
Your coach isn’t there to tell you what to do. Instead, your career coach will use proven listening and querying techniques to support you as you find your own answers to problems you are facing in your career, day-to-day life or resolving the challenges you might be facing working with a visual impairment.
From time-to-time your career coach might ask you if you’d like to work with them on a specific area, but the power of coaching comes from enabling you to find your own way.
The old adage 'you get out what you put in' is the same when it comes to coaching.
The benefits are wide ranging and can be both professional and personal – depending on what you want to get out of it.
Here are what some of our previous candidates have said about receiving career coaching through TPT:
“I wish I was given the opportunity to work with a coach many years ago.”
“Coaching enabled me to reflect on what I had done previously in terms of paid and voluntary work and gave me a chance to explore what other openings could potentially work for me moving forward.”
“Coaching offered me the chance to identify what life experiences, good or bad, had an impact on me when applying for jobs.”
If you’re ready to pursue your career goals or want to figure out what those goals are send us an email and we can arrange an initial call to see if coaching is right for you. [email protected]
RNIB also offers advice on looking for work and staying in work and has a network of local professionals who can provide face to face support in your area. Find out more: www.rnib.org.uk/employment
On 3 June TPT hosted a webinar in conversation with Andy Bear from Lockton and Senior Employment Manager, Martin Sigsworth, TPT. If you missed it, catch it again here.
To help make this process easier, we have put together a guide which provides tips on making your job search as efficient as it can be.
Top tips on how to prepare for an interview and ensure you aren’t kicking yourself at the end of the interview due to lack of preparation.
This guide will provide you with the tools to make sure your application form concisely and clearly brings to light your experiences within the context of the role you are going to apply for.
If you have already used our preparing for interviews resource and you feel like you want to put what you have learnt into practice, then a mock interview with the TPT employment team is the perfect next step.
We have gathered up our experience and produced a guide to write a cover letter that gives you the edge over those people who are happy to let their CV’s try and do the hard work for them.
Top tips on how to create a killer CV, along with a series of downloadable accessible CV templates which you can complete and use for starting or stepping up your job search.