Position your skills and expertise for the African market. Reflect on how you can add value and articulate that.

Carol Hondonga, Rio Tinto’
‘I Want to Work in Africa: How to Move Your Career to the World’s Most Exciting Continent’

Do you need help to navigate your way to a career in Africa?

If you are faced with increasingly tight restrictions for working overseas, struggling in a slow job market in Europe or the USA, or looking to boost your career by working abroad, Africa offers an exciting and growing careers market for you.

You may feel that you are coming to a crossroads in your life and are faced with choices that are hard to evaluate. You may have many ideas but feel overwhelmed by the thought of implementing them.

On the other hand, you may feel that you want a change but have no clear idea of what that change should look like. These are all situations that can cause a sense of frustration and can result in a reduction in your level of confidence, making it harder to find a way forward.

Identifying and clarifying your life and work direction through individual coaching can encourage you to make use of your skills and experience in the right way.

Why Coaching?

Coaching involves working with you to clarify and develop a plan for you and your life that brings together your skills and knowledge in a way that enhances your life and optimises your potential.

Coaching will help you develop a strategy that makes sense of where you would like your life and career to go and what it will take to succeed. It will also help you to set out concrete steps and goals. Whether you want to find a new role, change careers, or start or grow your business in Africa, coaching can help you put a strategic plan in place.

“The job market in Africa is more sophisticated than some people think. The people who have skills have surprisingly good choices. But you can’t assume that because you possess sought after skills, you will automatically get a job. There is real competition for those jobs.”

Bernie Akporiaye, Senegal
‘I Want to Work in Africa: How to Move Your Career to the World’s Most Exciting Continent’

Contact us to arrange a coaching session or programme to help you clarify your motivation, assess your skills and develop a compelling case for recruiters and corporations, ensuring that they recognize the powerful contribution you can make.

Depending on your location, coaching can be provided face-to-face, by phone or by Skype.

One-to-one flexible Career Coaching for Africa will give you the support and advice you need to:

  • Plan your return strategy and identify your target market or intended enterprise
  • Critically assess and review your transferable skills and personal strengths
  • Develop a job search strategy for the African job market
  • Plan your entry route into your targeted new market
  • Revise the layout and content of your CV and cover letters for your new target market
  • Improve your networking skills
  • Prepare for the cultural change involved in working in Africa
  • Structure your approach to interviews and meetings with potential employers
  • Signpost information and advice on your sectors of interest

CONTACT US NOW for full details and to book your coaching programme and take your first step to moving your career into this most exciting and diverse of continents.