Book a Career Development Session

When you are looking for a job it can be a very lonely process, where you receive conflicting information about your CV, your experience, what jobs you should be looking for, how to style your applications, write covering letters or even know if you’re taking the right career path.

We will work with you on a one-to-one basis, advising on all of this, including how to pitch yourself, and help you formulate an action plan. We can help you showcase your skills to put your application ahead of the pack or help you create the perfect covering letter.

We do this by giving you qualified careers guidance, discussing the publishing roles most suited to your skills and show you how to attract employers, then help you get where you want to be. By supporting you one-to-one as you job search, you can feel empowered as you pitch yourself and formulate an action plan to get that dream job.

Our expertise in supporting publishing staff through career transition is second to none.
We have helped people get promotions, change career and move to different sectors including bookselling to publishing and academic to trade. This package is tailored to your individual job search, and comes with a limited amount of follow up which can be supported by extra mini consultations as necessary – so you only pay for the support that you need.

We also provide a comprehensive tailor-made package for people looking to switch departments in any direction – from marketing to editorial, sales to editorial and editorial to marketing to name some of the most popular moves.

We mainly work via Zoom but Face to Face appointments can be arranged if required. Our standard package includes two follow up calls to ensure you are on track with your action plan and are making progress with your goals. If you feel a Career Development appointment is for you, please first book a Careers Clinic call. It’s a free 15 minute conversation which allows you to outline your aims and us to confirm whether we are the best people to help.

Career Guidance

If you ‘fell into your job’ or you’re in the dream job you thought you wanted but now hate, we can offer career guidance for roles inside and outside of publishing. We will help you identify your transferable skills, analyse what situations and organisations you work best in, and help point you in the right direction. You’ll be given an action plan to work through and where appropriate, a follow up call will be available. Again, please book a Careers Clinic call, a free 15 minute conversation which allows you to discuss areas of concern and will are able to assess what support you need.

Redundancy Support & Outplacement

It is never easy when a job is made redundant. Aside from the sudden loss of salary and employment, you have a hundred and one emotions to overcome and somehow you need to find a new role in a short space of time. Often this is a period of reflection and can be the turning point in your career.

Our support will help guide you in the right direction. We can help you unpack all your thoughts and organise them into a career plan you will be proud of, and which can motivate you on to a new role, whatever that may be. We will take you through a career development process which will give you clear objectives, and guide you through current job hunting trends, as well as CVs, Covering Letters and Applications.

We’ll also coach you to ace any interview and you’ll be supported on a one to one basis throughout. If you decide to go Freelance or start a publishing-related business, we are also able to help you formulate your ideas and take them forward.

Our redundancy support packages are used by some of the biggest names in UK book publishing.

Whether you’re an individual facing redundancy or an employer looking to support outgoing colleagues, please contact us using our online form, and we will respond asap.