Career Development Coaching

Affordable and personalised career coaching by an experienced, well-qualified career development practitioner 

There is nothing more frustrating than being unclear about your next career move.  I have assisted hundreds of clients to know where they are best placed in today’s job market. Whether you have just left school,  graduated from university, are looking at changing careers, returning to the workforce after a break or feel your current career is going nowhere…I can help you to get clear about what to do next!

Whether you opt for 1 stand-alone session or ongoing support where each session is created with you and your goals in mind, you will be armed with the right information, advice, and resources to succeed.

Because I have been coaching clients for over 15 years, I have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you.  These sessions can cover (but certainly aren’t limited to):

  • Career options
  • Interview skills + preparation
  • Online job searching + applications
  • Accessing the ‘hidden job market’ (up to 80% of jobs can be found here)
  • Identify the best training options to meet your needs, availability + budget
  • Help you apply for professional, executive, + government jobs
  • How to write a statement of claims / key selection criteria
  • How to write a resume + cover letters that make you stand out
  • Managing workplace conflict, a challenging supervisor or colleague
  • How to successfully negotiate your salary
  • How to succeed at your next performance review
  • Job search hacks that work
  • Staying motivated whilst unemployed
  • Changing career direction completely
  • Juggling work and family
  • Building career confidence
  • Friendly, qualified and encouraging mentoring and support

By choosing our Coaching Service you are setting yourself up for success.

Job Search Coaching

$200+gst first consult/$150+gst for additional sessions

Today’s rough job climate can be disheartening. Jobseekers can struggle to get a response from applications let alone get interviews! This can be deflating, impact your confidence or self-esteem and if you have the additional burden of financial stress, can even lead to depression or mental health challenges.

With many years’ experience supporting clients from all walks of life, I understand the difficulties that can present, so I have developed a Job Search Coaching Service that offers friendly, professional, and practical support to assist you through the process.

I can advise you on where and how to look for employment, give you practical tips and advice to complement your job search plan.

“I was offered a job yesterday with a call centre and I have been offered another job today…it’s amazing, this week everyone has come back to me and I’ve had to turn down a couple more! The last few months I wasn’t able to get anything, and now it pours…thank you so much for all of your coaching, I couldn’t have done it without you Tara!” Tina Williams, Executive Personal Assistant 

Career Transition

$200+gst first consult/$150+gst for additional sessions

Is your career in transition? Has your job become too boring or too stressful? Have you been retrenched? Don′t know where to begin your career? Want to change career direction, but don’t know how? With a 1:1 coaching session, I can support you to achieve your career goals.

I can help you to identify the direction of your career, uncover your real strengths and give you the confidence to go after that special job.

With 15+ years′ of experience, I can support y9ou to find the career that is right for you. That means no more boring jobs and no more lack of direction.

So what are you waiting for? Choose My Job Mentor and I will inspire you to succeed!

“Tara has the knowledge, experience, patience and direct honesty required to take jobseekers to their next level.  She achieves this through a true passion to support her clients to achieve their best career outcomes.”  Betty Lapin, Employment Manager

Returning to the Workforce

$200+gst first consult/$150+gst any additional sessions

It can be a daunting process returning to the workforce after a break. Whether you’re changing careers, a parent, mature-age, ex-government or a graduate, Tara can assist you to find the role you’re after. If you have been out of the workforce for whatever reason, it can be a struggle re-entering it successfully. Our current employment climate doesn′t make it easy. In fact “out of sight, out of mind” can be the brutality of our current market. But it doesn′t have to be that way. If you are returning to the workforce after a leave of absence, chances are you have skills and experience that will shine during the interview process.

Having helped thousands to continue or re-enter the workforce, she understands the stresses involved and will make the transition into a new career a smooth process. Call Tara now to fast track your move into a new role today!

“I struggle to find the words to adequately express how much Tara has helped me.  She has given me the confidence to be able to put myself out there in the job market without second guessing myself.  Tara not only showed me that I have the skills and experience needed to return to the workforce after raising a family, she really helped me believe it.  You need Tara on your team!”  Kira Duff, Administration Professional and Supermum


$190+gst first consult/$150+gst any additional sessions

You have graduated, but haven’t secured a job in your industry or you see graduation looming up and don’t have a game plan? Let My Job Mentor make establishing your career and entering the workforce less stressful and more successful by utilising our Graduate Mentoring service. We can take the pressure off and help you get into a job that suits your specific needs.  Whether you know exactly the job you want, and who you’d like to work for, or you aren’t clear yet, we can support you with a game plan to make the next strategic career move.

“As a recent graduate and having limited success with the university career services, I decided to take a more direct approach.  Right from the get-go Tara was very approachable and her her service has been nothing short of excellent.  Tara has provided invaluable advice and approaches to applying for jobs.  I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone, especially graduates fresh out of university looking for that first job.”  Brent Vidler, Engineering Graduate

Sourcing Jobs For You

$100+gst  for 10 suitable jobs

Are you finding it hard to get time to jobsearch? Working shift work? Away in a remote location? Not great with computers? Or just procrastinating?! Leave the jobsearch up to us and we will find jobs to suit you, email them to you and can even apply on your behalf. We seem to have the knack to find jobs that you would be interested in and skilled to do, no matter what industry you’re in – try it out now!

Price includes a resume review and phone consultation plus 10 jobs that fit your skillset and location requirements.

“I really do consider Tara as my mentor. It has been great talking about my career goals now that I have completed my studies and she has been very helpful.” Tasneem, Graduate Interior Designer & Mother 

A Full Month’s Career Support

$400+gst  2 x 1:1 career coaching sessions + weekly accountability check-in + unlimited email support

It′s true “Rome wasn′t built in a day” and the same goes for the process of finding a job. Unless you are very lucky to found employment immediately after your last position, it can be a time-consuming and stressful process. That is why My Job Mentor offers Monthly Ongoing Coaching for those who are serious about reaching their job goals sooner. Have an action planning coaching session upfront, then a weekly phone call and unlimited email access to ask questions at every step in the process.

A week can seem like a month, and waiting to hear back from jobs (or not!) definitely takes it toll. Actually, when experiencing a delay in finding employment, it’s common for clients to feel a little isolated and can experience a range of emotions from frustration and anger, to panic & discouragement, stress, anxiety or depression when they do not achieve success quickly. This can greatly impact how you go about your jobsearch (or give up altogether).

Our ongoing coaching service helps to keep you on track with encouragement and useful advice. We’ll be walking along side you all the way.

Working with Tara has been great.  She is very professional and patient and I would recommend her to anyone.” Kathryn Layton, A05 Administration Manager 

My son had been laying on the couch, unmotivated for so long, I’m embarrassed to say that he had bed sores!  After just one session with Tara, he was motivated to look for work again.” Angela [surname witheld], Mother of Jack  

I can certainly vouch for My Job Mentor’s wonderful service.  Tara was so easy to work with and made the process fun and time-efficient.  Thanks a million!” Alex Mitchel, Book Editor 

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