Career Coach and Careers Adviser with a passion for empowering the individual
I am a truly client focused careers adviser and career coach with over 20 years' experience of helping clients to gain self-awareness, self-confidence and goal actualisation through reflection, attention and unconditional positive regard. My passion and fulfilment comes from helping and supporting others in a practical way by helping them to find the answers, and by providing access to the underpinning information and skills they need to succeed.
Now as a freelance careers coach and adviser, I help my clients to update and review their CVs or assist with writing them from scratch. Using Skype or phone appointments, I can ensure that clients receive a genuine service which is tailored to their job seeking needs. I am also very experienced at editing and commenting on CVs, which I aim to turn around within 24 hours. I ensure confidentiality and will not store any personal information for longer than required to complete an assignment. My CV service comes with wrap-around careers advice through my phone/Skype consultation provision.
Working as a careers adviser in Cambridge has given me the opportunity to work with people from all over the world and from all backgrounds. Each person I met has enriched my practice and perspective through the stories and experiences shared. I have also worked in schools, sixth form and FE environments, worked on projects and assisted HE students.
The diploma in Careers Guidance at the University of Huddersfield set the bar for my practice through rigorous practical training and underpinning theoretical knowledge, and more recently, the brilliant MSc in Career Management and Coaching at Birkbeck College has initiated me in career coaching techniques, updated my theoretical knowledge and given me the opportunity for focused research work. Studying the CCS Career Coaching model with Rob Nathan and Gilly Freedman has given me practical and fun coaching tools to use with clients to help them work through their ideas and thoughts to help them set and work towards realistic goals.
Excellent advice, friendly and knowledgable. Highly recommended.
asked for a rewrite of my cv and had a excellent job done and the covering letters were perfect,
when my misses needs hers done ill be using alison.
thanks again alison.
Thank you so much for your kind words Luke! Fingers crossed now for a successful job hunt, Alison
I've given Alison 5 stars. Her service really is outstanding. She is both warm and very knowledgeable. After a detailed telephone consultation she turned around my CV and covering letter quickly and professionally, a real miracle worker! I was delighted with both. She was also able to supply me with lots of resources and ideas about future possibilities I hadn't even considered. I am delighted to recommend her. More...
It has been an absolute pleasure Rachel! Thank you very much for your kind words!
David Neil bufton
Fantastic work ethic ,excellent response and some brilliant work,from contact to finish i was very pleased with mrs Knowles manner and attitude and her standard of work amazing,thanks to the cover letter and cv she put together landed me the position I wanted ,I have recommended her work to everyone I spoken too,highly recommended and a great deal of help thank you very much for your help and job .d n bufton.
I am delighted that you got the job David! Over the moon for you! And thank you for the lovely comments! I wish you all the very best for the future! Alison
She is fantastic, highly recommend!
Thank you Hannah! Fingers crossed now for your job applications!
Asked all the right questions, and knew exactly how to put the answers into a CV and cover letter. Really pleased with the results, and was very professional. Will definitely be back if I need any updates, changes etc. More...
Thank you very much for your kind words Alexander. It has been a pleasure working with you, and I really have my fingers crossed for success in your job applications.
She’s the best and Definitely worth it. Every one needs her .
Thank you very much David! I am really glad that you were pleased! Alison