Scope Creep – How to avoid it!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Blog, Case Studies, Corporates, Individuals, SMEs

HOW TO AVOID SCOPE CREEP – PRA CONSULTING Job descriptions vs reality?   When you take on someone, new make sure the job role is clearly set down. Set clear boundaries around the job and explain how it fits with other jobs Write SMART objectives – Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, Time Bound Make sure you agree timescales for key deliverables Be clear on what is not required in the job Meet regularly with your employees to...

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Interview preparation creates success at Goldman Sachs

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Blog, Individuals

Trying to secure work experience these days is very tough. I recently had the pleasure of coaching Alex who is studying IT at Cardiff University for an interview he was having with Goldman Sachs for a summer internship. The competition was very stiff and he needed to do his preparation well. He gained entry by having a punchy and focussed application letter which got him onto the shortlist. We prepared well on the typical questions he might get...

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Mentoring Programme – Lauren Penhaligon – The RAF London

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Case Studies, Individuals

Mentoring Lauren is a HR Professional and has a degree from Bath University. She was looking for a mentor to help her think through the rest of her career. Under a mentoring scheme run through Bath University we were able to spend some time together exploring what aspects of Human Resources Lauren enjoyed and didn’t enjoy and how much her current role was fulfilling these. She needed to move out of London and take up a new job in Sheffield to...

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Career Choices – Adele Walker – School Leaver

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Case Studies, Individuals

Choosing the right path Adele was very lost having left school with no idea about what she should do in the future. She had tried a number of avenues but each time had stopped them because she felt they were either boring, or too restrictive. Adele could have been viewed as a rebel. We started from the beginning and Adele did a number of psychometric tests such as MBTi, Morrisby and Values so that we could really see how she ticked. We soon...

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Second Career Coaching – Gary May – MD, Gobe Gardens

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Case Studies, Individuals

Second Career Coaching Gary had recently parted company with Marks & Spencer where he had spent most of his life running a large Logistics business. He, as many people in mid life, had become tired of the corporate tread mill and wanted to find out what else he could do with the rest of his life! We began looking back at why Gary had gone into Logistics and what skills he had hidden away. We explored what he might do in the future and where...

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Workload Managment – Elizabeth – Health Service Professional, NHS

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Case Studies, Individuals

Workload Management Elizabeth* had a busy job working in the NHS. She was a manager responsible for a major service. Like many people she struggled with the demand on her time and often found herself working very long days and weekends – always running to catch up – fire fighting and unable to satisfy her customer demands. Elizabeth and I spent time together talking about her role and demands on her time. I was able to help her think about...

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