“I met Saskia when I was newly arrived to the UK. At the time, I was profoundly unprepared for the British work place. The cultural and linguistic barriers that impede me to present my skills to employers were unforeseen, and completing a simple job application was a real mystery to me.
Saskia has a very sharp understanding of the demands, idiosyncrasies and whereabouts of HR culture in Great Britain. During the meetings with her I learnt how to address my employers in a complete different manner. In conversation with Saskia I also had the opportunity to re -think my work- related choices focusing my attention on the avenues that really mattered to me. As a result of this exploration I was able to make executive decisions which transformed the way I understood my practice.
Today I am a self- employed practitioner with a growing practice in Central London and Wales. I am very grateful for Saskia’s commitment to the work, I would highly recommend her expertise in this field.”
Testimonial given September 2017
Saskia taught me cutting edge CV/interview techniques. I found it really helpful how knowledgeable Saskia was about all things job related but also how approachable she was on all subjects. I would definitely recommend anyone use her help and knowledge to give themselves the best chance possible of getting a job and create themselves a career.
Saskia opened my eyes to the subtle differences between working in the UK and the Netherlands. After a couple of unsuccessful job interviews I started to get disappointed with myself.Saskia was a big help in improving my self-esteem and showing me different job opportunities. She helped me to improve my CV and we did mock interviews. She was both knowledgeable and positive. Shortly thereafter I got a job at a cosmetics company and I’ve been working there happily ever since. I am immensely grateful to Saskia for her help when I needed her and I would recommend her to anyone that is having difficulties during their job search.
When I found the dream job to apply for I knew that Saskia was just the right person to help me. Her incredible eye for detail spotted every possible error in my draft application. She also built my confidence up for the interview and when she helped me prepare for my job interview she came up with many questions which were later asked in the actual interview. Her HR experience really showed. I got the job and am so thankful to Saskia for her help. There is no way I would have landed this job without her help.
I decided to go to Saskia after I heard good reviews of Saskia’s employment advice through my peers and work colleagues – this was one of the main reasons why I decided to go to her. I have never regretted making that decision!
I received excellent advice on my CV and the changes we made together through email correspondence got me a job interview and better employment responses quickly afterwards. As new graduate, this really boosted my confidence and understanding of the job market.
Saskia has helped me to understand how I can articulate my points better in a job interview. Especially the STAR answer method has helped me change the way I evidence my skills and experience in an interview. I was able to apply this later to my Masters study and also, how I write reports in my new job. Without Saskia’s insight, I would not be able to get better employment responses. I have worked for councils, government and private sectors with Saskia’s valuable advice and because of this, I would thoroughly recommend Saskia as a Job Coach to anyone.