As with any professional service like consulting a lawyer, booking a haircut with a new stylist, or visiting an accountant, we understand that working with Forté Careers could be seen as involving an element of risk – it is after all, your future that is under discussion.
Effective career change and development requires that you take a number of steps yourself. While we will share career development tools, information and insights with you, we cannot ‘do it for you’. We use our years of experience with thousands of other people to guide, advise, coach, counsel, motivate and help. We will discuss the results you want and what you can expect in detail with you before you do anything else, and we stand behind everything that we say and recommend.
Ground Rules For Success
A career enquiry can be an intensive process, a kind of “immersion program” where you look deeply into your skills, aspirations, work history and future. We engage in it together as a team and it’s vital that you are actively involved with us “on the court,” not watching the action from a distance in the stands! It’s important that you understand the active nature of this work.
Improving self-management and effectiveness can be challenging and require a degree of persistence – try, review, adapt. You need to be willing to have a go and persist.
It’s definitely not just a matter of providing you with information. We know from experience how that is not a very effective strategy.
Experience shows that in order for us to guarantee the integrity of the results, the following commitments can play a central role, so this is what it will to take from you:
You will need to:
- Do the homework that we agree on – pursue the research, enquiries, conversations and follow-up matters we identify with you
- Be willing to be open to ideas – this is raised explicitly in the set-up process you will do
- Find and use a Career Buddy as your ongoing support person
- Be in contact with us via email to let us know how you are doing while we are working together – please be in touch at any time if you get stuck
- Acknowledge all communications promptly – email, text and phone as necessary
- Keep a regular brief diary of your career enquiry activities, questions, issues arising and progress in your thinking