I was working in a senior role at a major city institution and received an attractive offer to work for an established technology company. This was a new area for me and the position also gave me the chance to use my skills as a linguist.
After three months I was asked to a sales meeting. When I got there, it was to be told that I hadn't developed sufficiently and was my contract was being terminated. There was no time to feel sorry for myself. I needed to focus on getting a new job.
One of the first things I did was to call caba. I explained my position and they gave me 3 sessions with a career coach to help improve my CV. They also offered me a LinkedIn course too. I think the sessions were useful on a practical level - I adjusted my CV and online presence. On a personal level, I had a connection with a friendly face who understood my industry and wanted to support me. I needed validation for the direction I was going in. Working with caba really rebuilt my confidence.
Just over 3 months after leaving my previous job, I had 2 good job offers and I think the support I had from caba helped me secure them. I talked the offers over with my career coach who supported me and made me feel confident in my decision on which to take.
I took on an exciting role as financial controller at an Italian food importer. After 6 months I was made General Manager, and I've led my team through an operational transformation. It's a much more interesting and challenging role than my previous one and I'm glad to be here.