A client testimonial, June 2020
I was touched to receive this testimonial from a client. It is a pleasure and privilege to work with others as they think about their career.
“If you are ready for a big, bold career move, want careers advice, guidance on how to create an awesome credible, compelling, shining CV, or simply want to discuss tools and mechanisms to promote yourself or your business, then I cannot recommend Lis McGuire highly enough.”
My Personal Career Guidance Story
I am a 49-year-old, retiring Police Sergeant, who has had a successful 30-year-long career in the Police, still willing and ready to work but one that had never written a CV before and one that has not had to consider ‘careers advice and guidance’ for some significant time.
However, having engaged with Lis over a number of weeks, I now realise the assets I have accrued during my career.
It is through my interaction with Lis that has helped me ‘identify, extract, discuss and assist’ me in my exploration and reorientation for future careers and in the development and evolution in what I can only describe as a professional, concise yet compelling CV, which I am extremely proud of, as it tells my story, with purpose and direction, and an almost guarantee of being noticed, when tendered for employment.
When I discussed leaving the service with Lis, she readily identified my anxieties and disorientation and offered me the services she proudly provides, without any hard sell or pressure. I know of others too, that she has assisted and helped, who are now going on to newer and exciting things.
I had no idea of how to ‘crunch’ 30 years in to 2 pages of A4, or how to ‘identify and showcase all of my skills and abilities’ or even how to identify the type of new employment I fancied, let alone where to look and apply!
Lis took me on a journey of exploration, through 1-2-1 phone meetings, email conversations and even being flexible in her approach to arrange a 1-2-1, Covid-19 social distanced meeting.
The meetings have proven to be priceless.
In no time at all, the anxieties have been replaced with feelings of excitement and an openness about what lies ahead, with little to no fear.
Why? Lis that’s why, her intervention with me has opened my mind up to a whole range of potential working fields and also how to find the opportunities, what I need to apply for them, how to apply and the icing on the cake?.. a fantastic, powerful CV that will definitely open some doors.
Furthermore, a revitalised confidence in myself and recognition of what I am about, in order to do this. Having worked through my CV with Lis, I know it will make me aim high, stand tall and get spotted.
To conclude, a few personal words that describe Lis.. professional, confidential, encouraging, supportive, dynamic, hard-working, focussed, determined, patient, kind, knowledgeable, effective, understanding, realistic, interested, passionate, flexible, charismatic, credible, motivated, enthusiastic, efficient…
I cannot thank Lis enough. I cannot recommend her highly enough. An absolute find.”