Frequently Asked Questions
How can Beyond Campus help me?
We are experts in graduate career coaching - it's what we specialise in and we love what we do! We will support you fully on your entire journey from final year student working out what career might be for you, through to the application, interview and assessment process. And we don't stop there. We also offer a wealth of support and guidance through those early career years, to ensure you continue to progress and excel.
What experience do you have in career coaching?
Well, firstly this is me doing My Thing. The thing I am most passionate about is coaching and developing people, so I am heavily invested in your success. My background is a successful corporate career in large multinationals where, amongst other things, I interviewed hundreds of people for roles from graduates to senior leaders, designed and ran assessment centres, and led, coached and developed teams across multiple functions and businesses. This gives me a unique insight into what recruiting managers (the decision makers - and the hardest to impress) are looking for, and where candidates regularly fall short of their own potential without ever realising it.
How do I know if the coaching is good value for money?
We offer a number of different coaching packages to suit all budgets and learning styles, so you should be sure to find something that suits you. All options include a wealth of self-study material from discovering the ideal career for you, all the way through to wowing at interview. 1:1 coaching is invaluable in you understanding exactly how you come across to a recruiter, and tailoring your experience to any interview question. In terms of cost, if our Bootcamp "All In" package gets you a £30k role even just one week sooner than without us, you will have more than recouped your costs. Coaching will accelerate your progress and improve your chance of securing a well-paid role quickly after graduation. More and more graduates are seeing the benefits of coaching - and they're your competition so don't miss out. We also find that many parents are happy to support financially when they see what we offer.
What should I expect from a coaching session?
Your session will be tailored to your individual needs e.g. it could be a mock interview, focused on controlling nerves or preparing you for an assessment centre.
This is where working with someone who has seen hundreds of people in your position succeed and fail really starts to pay back. I will spot the things that can derail your interview, and more importantly I will tell you how to turn your weakest areas into compelling, self-aware answers that will lead to job offers. And this isn't done by feeding you pat answers that will sound phoney; I offer a unique process of uncovering your own values and making them shine regardless of how much experience you have accrued. Plus some failsafes you can reach for confidently whenever you need them!
Where does the coaching take place?
All 1:1 coaching will take place by Skype, or phone if you do not have internet access. Virtual coaching allows us to work with anyone in the country (and even further afield!), and therefore to have the maximum impact on as many people as possible. This may prove to be good practice - you may well find that you end up having job interviews via webcam or video conference too!
When can coaching sessions take place?
Our standard hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Occasionally we will offer evening sessions to suit clients' needs.
I'm not sure what coaching package to opt for - can you help?
The packages are designed to suit all budgets and learning styles, so we start with an online only version where you learn by yourself, all the way up to intensive 1:1 coaching. It really all depends on the level of investment you want to make and your preferred learning style. Our best value option is our Bootcamp "All In" which gives you 1:1 coaching plus a whole host of extras. Feel free to contact us if you want to discuss this in more detail so we can make sure you make the right decision for you.
The Bootcamp "Elite" package talks about shaping future coaching - what does this mean?
This is a unique opportunity within our "Elite" coaching package for you to suggest areas where we might not have training materials or tools today, and we will look to build these for you.
How will the e-books, learning videos and expert tools and resources help me?
These form our online learning modules and consist of more than 20 hours of of e-books, videos and additional resources where we take you through everything from identifying the right job for you to how to nail the interview or assessment centre to boosting your confidence. These materials are unique and proprietary to Beyond Campus, and it is access to this information that will give you the edge over your competition.
We also direct you to expert tools and resources which could be anything from worksheets which you personalise for your own journey through to other sources of information which we think you will find beneficial. The materials we offer are constantly changing and being updated to ensure what we offer remains current and relevant for you. We're sure you won't be disappointed with the amount of material available that you can either follow through step-by-step or dip into as and when you need to.
As you will already know, the internet is chock-full of stuff that is at best mediocre and and worst contradictory and misleading, and it's only with our expert help that you can be sure you are following the right path through it.
How long will it take to complete the coaching packages?
That's really up to you and how much time you have to invest in it. You study the online materials at your own pace and schedule your coaching calls as and when you need them. Saying that, momentum is key to your success, so for best results we would recommend you complete all the 1:1/group coaching within 2-3 months, then rely on the online materials after that. If you want to fast-track your progress and squeeze everything into just a couple of weeks then we're happy to help you plan that out also.
How can I pay?
You can either pay in full, or else we have a "3-Pay" payment plan option for each of our coaching packages. With the payment plans the total cost is divided into three equal payments. The first is taken immediately, then monthly thereafter. All payments are taken via Paypal where you can pay either with your own PayPal account, or by debit or credit card. See here for detail.
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How will my payment show on my bank statement?
Payments will show on your bank statement as PAYPAL *BEYONDCAMPU.
How do I know our coaching conversations will remain confidential?
100% confidentiality goes without saying as far as we are concerned, and is core to our values and the way we operate. We may, only with your express permission, request to include your feedback as part of our testimonial stories to help future clients.
How do you measure a client's success?
This is something we have been doing successfully for years and years so we have a strong track record. Our success is measured by the way in which all our clients transform their ability to present their skills and experience with greater clarity and confidence and in ways that will maximise your impact on recruiting managers. If you sign up to a 1:1 coaching package, we'll closely monitor your progress and check in regularly to make sure you stay on track. We're very open to your feedback too and will be asking you what difference you're feeling to make sure we tailor all coaching to where you need it most.
My university could benefit from having some group coaching. Is this something you offer?
Absolutely - we would be delighted to come and meet with tutors to see how we can support students with their specific needs. See our Universities page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
How do I get more information?
Just click below to email us, or call on 07470 362616. We are here to support you in making the right decision. And if we don't think this is for you, then we'll be open and say so.