SLS Orientations

Supporting & Enabling Your Career Orientation at Home & Abroad

 

 

 

 

Career Services

At SLS Orientations we offer a range of Career Services:

  • CV Writing

  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Emotional Intelligence Reports

  • Interview Preparation & Skills

  • Job Offer Assessment & Negotiations
  • Job Searching
  • LinkedIn Profile Review
  • Personality Profile Reports (PPA)
  • Presentation Preparation & Skills
  • Settling in in Your New Job


CV Writing, Cover Letters Writing and LinkedIn Profile Review

Your CV is your very own personal brochure; together with a well-written cover letter, your CV should convince an employer to invite you to attend an interview. Whether you need a total makeover or a review of your CV, LinkedIn profile or cover letter(s) Sue can assist you by:

  • enabling you to write your chronological, contractor and/or academic CV from scratch 
  • reviewing your CV focusing on the job(s) you intend to apply for
  • reviewing your cover letter(s) focusing on the job(s) you intend to apply for
  • reviewing your CV and cover letters when you are not successful in securing interviews
  • reviewing your LinkedIn profile focusing on your profession and industry

Contact Sue here or at sue(@)sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 


Emotional Intelligence (EI) Report

According to Aristotle, "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom" 

Emotional Intelligence is concerned with understanding your own and others emotions. On completion of the Thomas International emotional intelligence questionnaire you will receive your very own comprehensive emotional intelligence report. During a two-hour coaching session Sue will discuss with you your EI report; this includes your emotional competencies, self-perception, how you interact with others, how you cope with demands and pressures and how you manage your emotions. We will discuss how you can further develop your professional relationships. 

Contact Sue here or at sue(@)sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 

 

Interview Preparation & Skills

Congratulations! You have been invited to attend an interview. All your hard work preparing your application has paid off; you have successfully convinced the employer that you have the experience and skills they are seeking.

During the interview the employer will be seeking evidence that you are capable of doing the job and that you are a good fit with the organisation culture. With this at the forefront of your mind, your next step is to thoroughly prepare for the interview; preparation will increase your confidence and your chances of being offered the job.   

At SLS Orientations, Sue offers one- and two-hour coaching sessions as follows:  

One hour interview coaching sessions are specifically designed for:

  • Initial screening interviews conducted by telephone, video or face-to-face
  • Reviewing your interview performance when job offers are not forthcoming

Two-hour interview coaching sessions include some of the following based on your needs and the position you have applied for:

  • Interview preparation
  • Dealing with telephone, video and face-to-face interviews
  • Answering frequently asked questions
  • Answering job-specific questions
  • Answering competency-, behavioural- and experienced-based questions including use of the STAR technique
  • Answering difficult questions
  • A practice (mock) interview including feedback on your performance
  • Designing questions to ask the employer
  • Interview follow-up

Contact Sue here or at sue(@)sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 


Job Offer Assessment & Negotiations

Congratulations! After all the hard work you have put into your job search, you have a job offer. It's a great feeling to be offered the job you have worked hard to secure and you will no doubt be keen to get started. I encourage you however to STOP! and take time to assess and negotiate the job offer. Doing so will be time well spent. During a one-hour coaching session Sue will discuss with you your job offer to ensure it is right for you and to ensure that you secure the right remuneration package in order to feel valued in the work.  

Contact Sue here or at sue(@)sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 


Job Searching

An effective job search requires a clear strategy that focuses on discovering and applying for suitable job opportunities. During a one-hour coaching session Sue will discuss with you how to design and implement your job search strategy with a view to exploring suitable job opportunities within both the hidden and open job markets. 

Contact Sue here or at sue(@)sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 


Personality Profile Report (PPA)

The Thomas International personality report gives you an insight into your personality traits. Upon completion of the personality questionnaire you will receive a customised personality profile report covering four personality facets: dominance, influence, steadiness and compliance. During a two-hour coaching session Sue will discuss with you your  personality traits. 

Contact Sue here or at sue(@)sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 


Presentation Preparation & Skills

Some organisations require you to deliver a presentation as part of the recruitment process.  During a two-hour presentation skills coaching sessions:

  • We will review the structure and content of your presentation
  • We will discuss typical presentation assessment criteria
  • You will practice a (mock) presentation and receive feedback on your performance

Contact Sue here or at sue(@)sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 


Settling in in Your New Job

First impressions count. During the first days in your new job you will be focusing on building relationships with your new colleagues and on ensuring that you both understand and start working towards what is expected of you. During a one-hour coaching session Sue will discuss with you the key things that we recommend you focus on in your first 100 days in your new job. 

Contact Sue here or at sue(@)sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 


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