A career coach can help you boost your confidence, prepare and help you to excel at interviews, overcome unconscious blocks, unleash your potential and improve your career prospects. At Fitin Skills we aim to understand the obstacles that limit you and we create personalised coaching sessions for your specific needs to help you get back on track.
A 15 minute FREE online consultation. The aim of the free consultation is:
- For you to get to know me and to find out whether I’m the right coach for you
- For me to find out your exact needs and expectations so I can then go and tailor make a session based on your specific needs
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Examples from real coaching sessions
Competency-based Interview Question: Tell me about a time when you faced an ethical dilemma at work
This is common question asked in competency-based interviews, especially for audit and risk-related roles. With this tough question the interviewer is trying to weed out those who don’t have high ethical standards and honesty. Ethical problems are common at work and at some point, we’re all tested with the decisions we make. You want to demonstrate that when faced with an ethical challenge, you’d make the correct decision. Think of a time when you discovered a wrongdoing or were asked to participate in a cover-up and acted correctly.
In my last job, I found out that my manager was offering an unnecessary insurance to some customers in order boost sales. I was advised that it was a common practice and I should do the same. I went along with it for some time but wasn’t comfortable with it, and hence ended up quitting my job.
Here you’re confirming that you made the wrong decision and that your previous job experience probably should not be counted as a positive working experience.
In my last job, I found out that my manager was offering unnecessary insurance to some customers in order boost sales. I was advised that it was a common practice and I should do the same. I was not comfortable with this practise and raised my discomfort with my counsellor. It turned out that this was not an accepted behaviour within the firm and my manager was eventually moved to a non-sales related role within the company.
General Career Coaching Question: I have a vision in mind of where I’d like to be but years seem to be passing along and I’m struggling to turn this vision into reality. Where should I start?
This is a common feeling among mid-senior level managers. In this type of scenario, it’s important to be able to define your career aspirations and set specific and attainable goals in order to turn this vision into reality. There are 3 types of goals that we help you work on:
- Short term goals: these are “quick wins” that can be achieved in a few months or even weeks. You’d be surprised how effectively we could help you practice for interviews, work on your non-verbal communication, polish your CV and cover letter in order to get you to the next level.
- Long term Goals: These are your aspirations and your vision of the future. Making a career change or getting a significant promotion can take time and effort to achieve. We will help you set out a plan and work towards it.
- Accountability: In many cases what holds people back from their goals is the lack of accountability. We’re here to keep you on track and to help you achieve your goals.
Reviews from real customers
“I was going through a tough time at work, felt demotivated and wanted to change of company. Lusine helped me greatly through our several coaching sessions. I’ve recovered the passion I had for my job and she helped me work towards a promotion which I got just last week. Couldn’t be more grateful for all her help.”Isabel EAssociate Manager, Banking Corporation
“Got a job offer at a big 4!! Thank you so much for the interview preparation. Most of the questions I was asked at the interview were some sort of variation of the questions you prepared me for. It made me feel so confident and at easy during the interview. I just nailed it!”Daniel HJunior Graduate, Professional Services firm
“You really helped me sort things out and get on the right track. Recently, my manager gave me a very positive feedback about how my proactive approach has helped to solve an unpresented issue in the most efficient way! Thanks for advising me in such a constructive manner without judging me.”Claire SRisk Operations Manager, Banking Corporation
Lusine Magakian is the Founder and Principal Coach of Fitin Skills. After a decade of international experience in banking, finance, and recruitment, her next goal is to give back and help others to strive within this industry. Lusine has recruited for the largest financial entities and worked in the industry herself, gaining an in-depth understanding of the financial industry from the inside out and the internal culture that differentiates each company.