Lynley Soper Careers – designing your future

Career specialist Lynley Soper sees career development as learning how to design your own future. Based in Dunedin, with clients throughout New Zealand, Lynley’s own passion is working with people at all stages of their working life, who are looking for ways to tap into what drives them.

The aim is to help you gain clarity about what you are looking for in your career and create a career path to help you get there. Whether it’s your first, second or eleventh career, getting professional support is key to making the right career choice or planning the next steps in career development.

Career choice and career development – start how you want to continue

The longest period of our lives will be spent working – you want to make sure it’s doing something you enjoy. You can start with making a career choice that aligns with your strengths and what matters to you, and be open to where it takes you on your journey into working life.

Career development is about planning how to get the experience you need to secure the role you aspire to. With a clear goal in mind and a roadmap to follow, you can ensure each job you take is a step in the right direction. More about Lynley Soper Careers 

Choosing your career

Do you want some clarity about what you are really looking for and what is out there that would click for you, based on your interests and skills? I can help you discover what career directions and opportunities could work for you. You may be surprised at the choices available.

Changing your career

Has your current career run its course or hit a wall? Maybe it’s time for a new direction. I offer professional advice and support on how to pivot from where you are into something new, how to use your transferrable skills and how you can prepare yourself for a career change.

Am I on the right track?

Do you feel as if you are in the wrong job? Are you not moving ahead in a way you feel happy with? It may be time to re-evaluate where you are and decide if it’s a change of company or a whole new challenge that you need to reignite the passion in your working life.

What makes you employable?

Employers are looking for a well-rounded person. If you want to stand out from other candidates with the same skills or qualifications as you, then you need a strong application.

We all have a range of transferrable skills gained from our previous work experience, community, volunteering and club involvement and other experiences will stand out.

It’s never too early or too late to start extending your experiences.

This means building a clear picture that shows who you are as a whole person and gives an employer a reason to want to meet you and find out more. On the job skills can be taught – what they are trying to figure out if are you someone who will fit into their organisation and complement their existing team.

Contact Lynley for help transitioning into your next career stage

Additional services available

  • Interview skills
  • Job search strategies
  • LinkedIn profiles
  • Application reviews
  • First-year university paper planning

Lynley Soper Careers