Emilien needed guidance to switch his job. His job as a data manager in a Global Digital Data Collection Company was no longer providing him work satisfaction. He wanted a slight change in his career, a position where he gets to use more of his technical skills. He also wanted a raise in his current salary.
As a career, leadership and intercultural coach, he provided me written feedback at the end of his six sessions with me:
“I found a new job within the deadline that I had set for myself (6 months) as a BI Specialist – which is a (more) technical role where I feel my skills will be used to their full potential. My salary will also be 25% higher (I was hoping for max. 15%).
I believe my success is the result of the entire plan. It’s only after all sessions were completed that I felt fully able and confident to find the role that I was looking for.
Working with U diverse, I understood better the importance of defining the strategy and planning the job search. I understood how to create a network and how to maintain it proactively. And most importantly, I gained confidence in myself.
The highlight of the program was that the salary that I negotiated was much higher than I thought was possible.”
We had an excellent briefing session with him, where he talked about his concerns and goals in detail. It was evident that he was unhappy with his current position. His technical skills were under-utilized in that position, which made him demotivated to work. Also, he didn’t see any growth in that position and hence wanted to switch his job.
He was very open and honest about his requirements. He wanted a more technical position with an increase in his salary within a period of 6 months. He was very well aware of the problem and hence initially started looking for another job himself. However, it didn’t go well for him, and then he decided to go for career coaching.
It helped that he was willing to improve his approach towards finding a job. In the first few sessions, he opened about his fears and negative beliefs. These beliefs led him to believe he doesn’t have the personality that interviewers find interesting. His confidence drastically went down when he couldn’t find himself another job. However, he had the determination to adopt new beliefs and change his path for a better career.
We then customized a plan for him that included all aspects such as strategizing a targeted search, network building, contacting recruiters, and obtaining informational interviews. He helped us create a perfect strategy by giving us proper insights into the issues he had faced in the past. He prepared the work on time, implemented our advice, and reached the set targets during each session. His willingness to work towards the goals increased in every session.
“Elaborating my strategy allowed me to write a great CV (easily) and perform very well during interviews. Without U diverse, I probably would have found another job, but I don’t think I would have reached and even surpassed all my targets. I imagine the salary could have been lower than I wanted or it would not have been exactly the position I wanted.”
He gained back his lost confidence and learned to be more proactive with his communication. He could finally identify his capabilities and put them to good use. Despite going through such a stressful situation, he focused on positive qualities and built a bright future. By the end of our last session, I could see he had become very clear about his future and knew how to proceed further.
“Starting afresh gives me the opportunity to be motivated to do great work again. I am satisfied with my salary, which is another motivator. I am going to do what I like doing best. Going forward, I want to prove myself to my new employer, obtain a permanent contract, improve my education, and continue practicing what I learned. Also, I want to be happy in my job and maintain a good balance between work and family time.”
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About U Diverse’s founder:
Magali Toussaint is the founder of ‘U-Diverse’. She is a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist, an ICF-certified Leadership Consultant, a Career Coach, a Cross-Cultural Trainer, and a Job Search Strategist with an extensive career in Recruitment, HR, Diversity, as well as Education. She has lived and worked in over four countries and speaks French, English, and Dutch fluently. Read More...