Careers Services for all Stages of your Career

Lynley offers a range of services to help you develop clarity around your career choices and support you as you shape or reshape your career effectively, moving into work that is fulfilling, achieves your goals and realises your potential.

Teenagers and Young Adults (approx 15-30 yrs)

How do you know what is a good fit career direction for you, what subjects/courses you should be taking at school or university, or where the opportunities are in today’s labour market?

Lynley uses the the Smithells® Career Planning System  to help teenagers and young adults (15-30yrs olds) make clear, strong and accurate choices about study, training and career directions.

Individual support at all career stages

Managing your career and making effective changes, whether by choice or circumstance, is a complex process.  Career planning and coaching can help if you are:

  • re-entering the workforce or looking for a career change

Discover what is important to you, what your individual strengths, skills and interests are. Find career directions which will fit you well and develop a plan for moving forward.

  • looking for greater satisfaction in your current work

Career coaching will help you to identify how you can make changes that will give your work more meaning, increase your effectiveness and better manage stress, work-life balance and other work-related issues.

  • facing major change such as redundancy, self-employment or retirement

Be supported as you negotiate the change process in your work and life, gain clarity about your future and create a plan for the next phase in your career.

  • looking for a new job

Learn how to market yourself, create an effective CV, develop job search strategies and improve your interview skills

  • planning tertiary study or training

Get independent information and advice on finding the right course or programme for you and your career goals.

Whatever your career stage, issue or goals, talk to Lynley about how she can support you to make the change you want in your work and life.

What Lynley’s clients have said about their career planning sessions:

I never knew what I wanted to do once I left School, and I wanted my children to have an idea of where they were heading, what subject choices to make, Our daughters friend recommended Lynley to us. Lynley has been amazing, she spent an afternoon with our daughter and she now has an idea of what she would like to do with her life, her strengths, weaknesses and passions. She is very thorough, relates well to young adults and provides a great service. Worth every cent.
SC Alexandra
Thanks so much for seeing Georgie. Your consultation seemed to make a huge difference when she was agonising about her decision and we are grateful you were able to help her so much. Your advice is well beyond what we are able to give her! I know you have provided ‘light’ to other kids who have felt completely overwhelmed by planning their futures as well.
Mary Lindsay, Southland
We have found Lynley to be very helpful in giving us guidance and knowledge with our pathways for future careers. I would highly recommend Lynley to talk to about your future career and what subjects to take.
Charlotte & Sam (Yrs 10 & 11)
After completing the online survey and one on one appointment with Lynley Soper I am feeling focused on my final year at high school and have ideas to point me in the right direction for my next few years of tertiary training. The session didn’t so much narrow my options and set them in concrete, but highlight my strengths and the opportunities available to me. I would definitely recommend this career planning work to anyone, any age, that is serious about heading down a pathway that is right for them.
Hannah (Yr 13) Southland