Applying for Jobs

Stirling Careers Consultancy supports adults who need help in applying for jobs and are unsure how to approach employers in a changing and competitive job market.

Stirling Careers Consultancy provides a personal one-to-one service where we spend time getting to know you, understanding your previous employment history and looking at the types of roles you would like to apply for. We will help you to market yourself to prospective employers and put together a targeted action relevant to the type of job/s you are considering.

We specialise in supporting clients applying for a range of jobs.  Our support can include job search, preparing a CV, making job applications and preparing for and succeeding at interview. After a successful interview we also provide advice on handling a job offer, negotiating pay and settling into your new job.

Support when applying for jobs

Helping you to sell yourself to future employers

Our range of career advice and guidance to help you apply for jobs includes:

  • Support on how to identify jobs you want to apply for and how to market yourself to prospective employers in a competitive jobs market
  • CV writing
    • We help you write a standout CV to impress future employers
  • Job applications
  • We will work with you to write a powerful supporting statement reflecting the requirements of the particular job for which you are applying.
  • The hidden jobs market
  • Nearly 80% of jobs are never advertised. We will work with you to write a strong covering letter to enhance your speculative approach to organisations
  • Social Media
    • We discuss the benefits of having a LinkedIn Profile and we do recommend a professional headshot picture, (not included in the cost)
  • Interviews
    • They are a 2-way process – you choose them just as much as they choose you
    • We have an initial discussion with you to discuss the job for which you are being interviewed
    • We suggest possible interview questions
    • We conduct mock interview practice
    • After the interview – we review the interview with you
      • We advise on how to negotiate your salary if you are offered the job
      • If you are unsuccessful, we make suggestions on how you can make improvements to your interview technique 
  • Recruitment Processes

The job market is very competitive and we emphasis to all our clients the importance of:

  • Researching the organisation
  • Preparation and anticipation of possible questions and answers

Main Benefit

We will give you the ideal tools and techniques to help you to succeed in your job search and gaining employment

"The course was informative and educational. I now feel positive in planning my career path and next steps"

London Client

“After 24 years as a freelancer and business owner, I felt the need to move back in to full-time employment. My session with Alistair was fantastic, and life-changing. After only 3 interviews, I had been offered 2 of the jobs."

London Client

“Very interesting and helpful especially the information about branding which was new to me.”

Local Authority Employee

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your time and support over the past year – I really appreciate it and have always come away from each session with useful tips and ideas and am sure that this will be the case for your other clients needing the valuable support too.” 

Coaching Client, London

"Within weeks of meeting Alistair, I was given a really good job by one of the top AV companies in the UK. I whole-heartedly recommend Alistair Stirling as a careers consultant. He is excellent value for money, and an extremely genuine and supportive person.”

London Client

What sort of process will we go through?

From your initial enquiry we like to book a Free telephone conversation with you to find out more about your circumstances and explain how we work and how we can help you.

We then ask all clients to complete a short questionnaire and send a copy of your CV to us by email. We will then work with you to put a targeted action plan together and support you on your journey back into employment.

Applying for jobs can be a lonely and frustrating experience. You will be allocated a careers adviser who will support you on your journey into your new job. Having a careers adviser working with you will help and support you through the highs and lows. Your careers advisor can also act as a sounding board.

These services are delivered through Zoom, Skype, telephone or Face to Face at a Central London location which could be at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Alternatively, we will hire a room charging you at cost for the room hire in addition to the cost of the careers interview.

Whether you are in a job or not, you will need to be fully committed to finding a new job and work hard with us to ensure you give yourself the best opportunity to impress your future employers.

Why should I choose Stirling Careers Consultancy?

  • We offer our clients an initial Free telephone consultation to help us find out your needs and how we can best work together for your success.
  • We will then send you a short questionnaire to complete – we do this to find out more background information on your previous employment history. This enables us to give you the best possible service and customise the service specifically to your needs and career aspirations. 

How many sessions will I need?

  • Every programme of job search will be tailored to your needs. We find that 4-5 sessions will achieve the best results (The interview session will be of two hour’s duration).

How long will it take to get results?

  • This will vary from client to client and the chosen career sector but it can take anything between one to six months.

How and where is the service is delivered?

These services are delivered through Zoom, Skype, telephone or Face to Face at a Central London location which could be at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Alternatively, we will hire a room charging you at cost for the room hire in addition to the cost of the careers interview.


Depending on what stage you are at with your job search you may need 4 to 5 sessions. Each session will cost £115 per hour (for a private individual) not subject to VAT.

We will discuss putting a tailor-made programme together to suit your needs. The more sessions that you have the more likely you are to be successful.

Bromley Careers Consultant Alistair Stirling offering careers advice in & around Kent, London

Alistair Stirling is a registered careers adviser with over 20 years’ experience of supporting people back into employment.

A range of services to help you with the recruitment process.

Stirling Careers Consultancy offers local independent and impartial careers guidance to individuals and companies looking for support in a range of recruitment services.

Stirling Careers Consultancy can help you on your career ladder to success.

Graduates/Post Graduates

Alistair Stirling Careers Consultant with client helping with careers advice
Information for graduates and post graduates to help you get on the career ladder.


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Interview skills to ensure you stand out from the crowd and leave a lasting impression.

Job Applications

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Recruitment Process

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Support to help you understand the whole recruitment process giving you the skills to succeed.

CV Writing

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Let us help you write the perfect CV to ensure you give yourself the best chance of an interview.


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