Are you looking for your

first proper job?

 

Are you in your second or final year at university, trying to figure out what you really want to do? In which case congratulations for thinking ahead and for having the wisdom to know you might need help in this quest.

Or maybe you chose to focus on your studies and now you’ve graduated you feel the pressure to get the grad role you really want? In which case congratulations for having the courage to prioritise your studies.

Either way, you have probably already discovered that it’s a minefield out there – so many job boards, employers and websites, so many hoops to jump through when it comes to applications, psychometric tests, video filtering, assessment centres and face-to-face interviews. I feel exhausted just writing this down!

On top of that you might feel the pressure from friends and family to be doing certain things or following certain paths. I get it. I’ve worked with dozens of twenty-somethings over the last few years and this is undoubtedly a stressful and challenging milestone. I see my role as helping you cut through all the noise and confusion, stress, and contradictory yet well-meaning advice, so you can get the clarity and confidence to pursue and achieve what is important to you.

I know what employers and managers want

Over the years I have helped to design assessment centres with several major banks and I coach managers and HR in designing better interviewing processes (because most are really not that great at interviewing!) I have helped filter hundreds of CVs and taken part in more interview panels than I care to remember. I know what grabs an employer’s attention and I know what turns them off.

I can help you to:

  • Identify what motivates you and narrow down what jobs are right for you
  • Craft a strong, coherent, employer-focused CV that gets put on the “yes” pile
  • Create a system for the application process and for writing cover letters
  • Prepare and practise ahead of interviews and assessment days

And by the way…

I am also the proud mum of a 22 year old Economics and Finance grad and a 19 year old who is studying History and American History at Nottingham University.

When I was 20 I had no idea what I wanted to do either and when I figured it out I applied for close to 100 jobs (before and after graduating) and didn’t get any of them (there was a huge recession going on). I could really have done with a coach myself at that stage! Since then I have changed career direction several times, so know first-hand what it takes to go through the process.

I went to Moyra Mackie for interview coaching because I had spent two years repeatedly failing to get jobs. After a few sessions with her, I received two job offers for firms that I was really passionate about.

Moyra is an incredibly thoughtful, insightful and positive person and all of these qualities make her a uniquely excellent interview coach. She had a disarming knack for getting to the actual issues underlying my various weak points in relation to interview technique (albeit that she never made me feel like they were weaknesses) and providing practical advice to address the problems I was facing. She has given me a confidence that I did not have before. I could not recommend her more.

Alfred Fabian

Future Trainee Solicitor, Travers Smith