Writer meets… The Careers Guy

As part of my marketing strategy to promote my copywriting & blogging business, I spend some of my time networking. As a result, I have met some wonderful people working in all sorts of businesses. With my innate interest in “all things business” I invited Dean Weller, aka The Careers Guy, to tell me his business story. Here it is…

 

The Careers Guy, Dean Weller
Dean Weller, aka ‘The Careers Guy’

 

Dean Weller – also known as The Careers Guy – is a career management coach and business consultant with a passion for Applied Positive Psychology. He has 20+ years of commercial experience around recruitment and team building, which means he knows the ins and outs of the interview and selection procedure like the back of his hand.

In 2013 alone, he interviewed over 300 people and – over the last four years – he has helped over 400 people from all sectors and backgrounds move from where they are now in their career to where they want to be.

Through a series of 1-1 coaching sessions, he helps his clients get the job they really want in today’s electronic, social media, content-heavy, recessionary climate. That’s no mean feat!

Are Dean’s clients usually employed or unemployed?

Dean can work with individuals from either group. His clients might not know what they want career-wise, or they might know what they want but not how to get it. What blends these groups is a common message: “I should be able to find a job on my own, but I am not getting anywhere”. They are left feeling overwhelmed, uncertain and lacking in confidence.

Dean helps his clients grasp the nettle

How to Get A Job You Really Want In The 21st Century
The Career Workbook

The Careers Guy strategy is simple and effective. The process is based on Dean’s own business model which allows you to manage change positively. It’s called icanology®. Dean takes his clients through four steps – Imagine, Choice, Action and Network – so they can define a career plan which is suited to their individual goals.

Dean has interviewed numerous people over the years across all sectors. He has seen every recruitment mistake in the book! What he brings to his clients is a pathway to the prize with all these mistakes conveniently tidied out of the way. He is passionate about what he does. His clients say he is totally committed and emotionally engaged to both the process and their ultimate success.

He brings a charming mix of genuine empathy, intuition, integrity and unconditional support to his clients, leading them from Point A (awareness) to Point D (decision).

Progression from Point A (Action) to Point D (Decision)
The Careers Diamond

It’s not easy to make a career move, but it must be a lot easier with a strategy, a clear vision and the Careers Guy at your side every step of the way.

What does the future look like?

Traditionally, Christmas is a time of reflection. The time away from the office, or away from the job-hunting project, allows time to reflect on how things are and what needs to change. It’s a time of new beginnings. Employees might be dissatisfied with their management, their organisation might not be investing in training, or the individual might have reached a ceiling within that environment. The resolution to find the job they really want is quite often made over the holiday season…

…The neat part is that if individuals decide that now is the time to bring about that change, Dean’s technique takes about 5/10 sessions to reach Point D. So, by the spring, they could be in a very different place…

If you would like to know more about Dean Weller, The Careers Guy, you can engage with him in a number of ways…

–          check out his website where there is a wealth of information including Dean’s own career workbook, “How to Get a Job You Really Want in the 21st Century”

–          tune into Dean’s YouTube Channel to pick up some great tips and hints on how to take the first steps to your new career

–          find and engage with him via Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook

 

Alternatively, if you would like to explore the possibility of working with Dean to bring about your career move through his 1-1 coaching, please email him at info@deanweller.co.uk. With service from £150* Dean has options for every budget.

*The price is correct at the time this blog post was published. ie. December 2013.

 

 

All images and photos were supplied and reproduced with the kind permission of Dean Weller.

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7 Responses to Writer meets… The Careers Guy

    • Hi Debra – I’m glad you found the article to be so helpful. Not wanting to give too much away about my age(!) but when I started working, you simply read the local paper and applied through the post. The recruiting company received a quantity of paper applications. My guess is that, by today’s standards, this process was a walk in the park! It is now a much harder task to find a role. I hope this article helps to make it easier. Thank you very much for your comments.

  1. Dean Weller seems to boil down his mission as helping others move from Point A (awareness) to Point D (decision). Although this seems like an easy phrase it is a process which many probably benefit from the assistance. Many people blindly go through their days and are not mindful or aware of taking deliberate actions. Moreover, people avoid making decisions. My guess is that people are either unaware or simply lazy (possibly because they equate decisions with work).

    • Hi David – Thank you very much for your comments. I have never actually thought about people equating decision-making with work ie. Something to be avoided in leisure time, but you may well be right. There are so many services available to people outside work, such as declutterers for example, this factor could possibly be the common denominator. When it comes to seeking out your next role in the current world of social media, I am sure guidance from someone like Dean would be invaluable. Thanks again for your contribution to my blog.

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