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    Thursday
    May302013

    Job Searching the Right Way

    Stephen came to Position Ignition after his redundancy in 2011. He was introduced to us through his Business School Alumni and decided to contact us directly after having had 21 interviews with different organisations without much success.

    Stephen came to us feeling rather low. He had been very active in the job market, applying for various roles and making it through to several interviews but for some reason, he found himself unable to capture a role. This was a very frustrating situation to be in and so he contacted us for support. Stephen describes his experience:

    ‘Having been made redundant in August 2011, part of my strategy in job searching was to contact my Alumni at DUBS who introduced me to Position Ignition. Initially I partook in a series of webinars, which I found to be inspiring, informative and above all practical in their advice.

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    Wednesday
    Jan302013

    There’s No Law That Says You Can’t Change Paths

    Having left school in the summer of 2012 and gotten a place at university to study sports medicine, George quickly realized that the course wasn’t for him. He had, however, always wanted to do law.

    George was introduced to Position Ignition by his aunt Alison Finlay, who is a Career Guide with us. George had a conversation with Simon, and between the two of them they decided that the best plan of action for George was to leave the sports medicine course, get home, get sorted out, get applying to law degrees and start out again.

    At a time when George’s family were deeply involved in and concerned about the situation, it was useful for him to have Simon, an outside voice, telling him that not only was it OK to leave the course, but that it was something he needed to do.

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    Wednesday
    Mar072012

    A Programme Everyone Should Do

    Samantha* came to Position Ignition having had a lot of experience in the Learning and Development (L&D) field (L&D is a specialist area within the field of Human Resources). She has had a successful career so far but was keen to make a change. She wanted to find something that would stimulate and inspire her and she knew that L&D wasn’t it. She was ready to identify where she wanted to go next but wasn’t sure quite where to start. Samantha's personal story is as follows...

    "Before I got in contact with Position Ignition I was completely at a cross road in my career and my life. The only thing I knew is that I didn't want to do the job I was doing for the last 7 years and I wanted to eventually go back to Spain (where I am originally from) but didn't know when and how much I wanted to do it. I could say I was in a little bit of a mess in my brain and that wasn’t fun.

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    Friday
    Oct282011

    Emma Ferrier: Moving to Pastures New

    Emma used to work for a large headhunting organisation in London where she was EMEA Operations Manager (covering Europe, Middle East and Asia). She was good at her role and quite liked it but she found the people and company culture difficult and frustrating to work with. Emma was also keen to move out of London but wasn’t sure how to make this move happen. That was when she came to us.

    Now, Emma is happily settled in the West Country. She is the Business & Centre Manager for a company in Bath that appreciates her and values her, and where she feels confident in herself and what she can do. Emma is 41 years old, has recently married and is excited about what lies ahead for her.

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    Monday
    Sep192011

    Multiple Options Made Clear

    John came to Position Ignition having sold an SME (Small and Medium Enterprise), where he was Managing Director, and then having worked as a turnaround business consultant for 2 years. He is 46 years old and was looking for help with his next steps. Since working with us he has become a Non Executive Director of a large hospital trust and is also the Commercial Director of an innovative start-up business in the clean energy sector.

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    Monday
    Sep192011

    Securing the Right MD Role

    Bob* had enjoyed a career that included ten years in the British Military followed by 20 years working for a number of US and UK based computing technology companies. Immediately prior to coming to Position Ignition, he was the UK MD of a French-based software company, operating from the UK. With equity in the business, and responsibility for Global Sales & Marketing of a new and very specialised software application, he became concerned about the senior management’s ability to understand the commercial opportunity

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    Monday
    Sep192011

    Establishing the Right Career Direction

    Liz is 24 years old and has recently graduated from the University of Leeds in Sports Science and Physiology. She was working as a receptionist in a gym when she decided to seek help in figuring out which direction to go in next. After working with us, she is now about to start a midwifery degree at King’s College London.

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    Monday
    Sep192011

    Getting on the Corporate Career Ladder

    Oliver Lombard is 22 years old. He had recently completed his studies at Newcastle University where he was studying Politics and Economics. He had been applying for several corporate Graduate Schemes but was having no success. He graduated with a 2:1 without a job, until he came to us and now he is about to start as a Trainee Insurance Broker with F P Marine…

    What brought you to Position Ignition?

    “I had tried to look for jobs on my own but had failed.  I wanted to know what I was doing wrong, how I could improve my applications and the best way

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    Tuesday
    Apr122011

    Mastering a New Role

    Can you tell us about yourself?

    “I’m a lawyer. I’ve worked in private practice doing family and civil law. For most of my career I’ve worked for financial services organisations as a General Council and Company Secretary. I did an MBA a couple of years ago. I decided to move sectors and have recently landed this brand new role.”

    What was your situation when you came to us?

    “I had just got into this new role that hadn’t existed in the past. I was trying to find my way to develop my role within my organisation and to try and provide the best service that I could.

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    Tuesday
    Apr122011

    The Shift from Crossroads to Clarity

    Annette came to Position Ignition in 2010 and completed a one-on-one career control programme with us. We interviewed her at the end of this process to get her feelings and views on her experience.

    Why did you come to Position Ignition?

    “I was at a crossroads in my career. I was working for a great company and I had an interesting job but there was something that wasn’t quite right. I felt like I needed to make a bit of a change but I wasn’t sure which direction I wanted to go

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