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Cygnet Careers provides career change advice and support by a fully qualified and experienced career change facilitator to individuals and companies with individuals who would like to improve skills, training, development following redundancy, retirement or a career break. We are not just a CV writing service although this is part of what we do. We believe that you need to be part of the process so you know what you’re selling when you get to interview stage. After all, you can’t send someone else to that for you. If we did write your CV for you, that’s like getting someone else to do your homework for you. You might get good marks on the exam but you wouldn’t learn anything and it would not prepare you for the future.
We are building a strong reputation for providing high quality and value for money. Cygnet was established in November 2014 and launched into a year long contract with a small local community group managing volunteer led projects. We empowered our community to change their world and make their local area a better place to live, work and visit. We worked with 105 people and linked with at least 15 other community organisations during this time.
We have worked with a number of employers and individuals who were in redundancy situations and successfully supported those employees affected into alternative work.
We are developing links with community organisations to work collaboratively on a range of projects that benefit the community.
We also have an extensive network of other business owners, third sector contacts and social enterprises that we can tap into for information about job vacancies for our clients.
But don’t take our word for it – look at our client testimonials.
Just think, if we can help you get a new job that pays you £20,000 a year and you pay for one of our options, what a fantastic investment that is in your future. Not only that, you will be equipped for future if you need to change your job again (which is likely in the current job market!)
Kelly is our Career Coach and provides career change advice to job seekers having difficulty in their career. We help with redundancy, retirement or those who feel like a change! Offering help with job search, CV’s and interviews, facilitating the smooth transition into new employment. Working with individuals, companies and charities in England from our base in North Shields and through outreach.
Person Centred Counselling
Kelly at Cygnet Careers is Humanistic Counsellor using the Person Centred model, and integrates this into the careers advice using a range of techniques including CBT, NLP and Solution Focused therapy. Kelly has helped hundreds of people to explore their work and learning needs and achieve their goals. Appointments are available at our office in North Shields or a mutually convenient place.
Free Initial Consultation
Cygnet offers a free consultation to help you decide on which package is right for you. However if you would rather just get on with the work you can pay as you go for £50 per session. Kelly helps with retirement, redundancy, dismissal, employment termination and the associated emotions involved including stress, worry, confusion, depression, anxiety and low confidence.
The Ugly Duckling Grows into a Graceful Swan
Cygnet Careers is all about realising potential – we took our name from the story of the Ugly Duckling. The Ugly Duckling doesn’t fit in but given some time and the right tools he is able to see how beautiful he really is. Other people have fed back that this is also evocative of a swan who looks graceful above the water, but is paddling furiously underneath!
Positive, Person Centered Help
Cygnet is all about helping people, businesses and the community to be the best they can be by showing them their skills and strengths and aligning them with their passion and power. We help people to get the jobs they want. We don’t tell you that you are broken and that we can fix it for you. We help you to see your tools, and help you use them.
Individuals and Groups
We work with individuals and groups by providing careers advice help to people aged 16+ who are in career transition in Newcastle, Whitley Bay, North Shields, Wallsend, Tynemouth and surrounding areas. We can also work via skype, telephone and email if you aren’t close enough to visit us.
Workshops, One to One Sessions
Our aims are to benefit the people we work with who are changing career through difficult times, with practical and confidential advice and emotional support. We do this through a range of workshops, one to one support and drop in sessions. We can help employers with recruitment, retention, skills, training and development. We offer a tailor made package of support, identified and reviewed on a regular basis. Kelly, our Career Change Consutant and managing director, has been working with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities for over 20 years to help them identify goals, skills and potential and can help you get the job you want.
Cygnet is made up of three Whitley Bay dwelling directors, Kelly Oliver Dougall, Ian Dougall and Stephen Poole!
Kelly works full time on Cygnet and is our Executive Director, Career Coach and she completes the CV writing. Kelly is the person you will meet and talk to when you contact us. Kelly takes care of the day to day running of the company, looks after our customers and empowers people to find work. If you’re looking for a career change, Kelly can help.
Ian (Kelly’s Husband) works full time for a small local charity, North Tyneside VODA. He provides input into company programme development and helps to explore new ideas for Cygnet. Ian also makes sure Kelly is well fed and looked after behind the scenes at home.
Stephen works at prestigious accountancy firm Robson Laidler and keeps the company on track by making sure the books are in order and filed on time. In his spare time he likes to develop games and enjoys fell walking and being part of a choir.