Career Consultations

Includes email follow up & career resources
  • 1. Take stock of your current situation and identify what you wish to change.
  • 2. Evaluate and appreciate your unique blend of skills, knowledge, experience; personal qualities, and values.
  • 3. Develop a motivational, realistic and well-informed career plan.
  • 4. Promote yourself with increased confidence to potential employers both verbally and in writing.

Job Interview Preparation

Interview preparation consultation
  • 1.Understand the key themes that are always covered in interviews
  • 2. Develop powerful techniques that will increase your chances of interview success
  • 3. Anticipate likely questions and prepare strong answers

Job Application checks

Includes free guide to social media networking for emloyment
  • 1. Write impactful and interesting application statements that will help you to stand out.
  • 2. Highlight your key strengths and skills that will match the job description.
  • 3. Upgrade your CV from good to excellent.
  • 4. Develop a LinkedIn profile and a proactive strategy for using this platform to secure opportunities.

How it works...

Step 1: Make an enquiry

To book a session with Paul please complete the form here or send an email with details of the services you would like to book to info@paulgaunt.co.uk or call Paul on 07595537178

Step 2: Discovery session

You can arrange a free 20 minute Discovery session with Paul to talk through your ideas and queries and to decide what combination of services might be best for you

Step 3: Face-to-face or virtual sessions

Paul’s career consultations and training sessions are normally available in person or virtually. Due to the current pandemic, however, all services are offered online only (via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Skype)


Whilst I managed Paul, I was always amazed at the level of empathy and passion he devoted to individual students who were seeking support in planning their careers. He is a truly warm person with a huge depth of knowledge who, most importantly, can help the most under-confident person to overcome the barriers they face to get the job they really want.

Ged Hall

Senior Professional Development Consultant, University of Leeds

As my university careers advisor Paul helped me choose a path that suited my skills, personality and values. His thoughtful, empathic, person-centred approach is underpinned by his love of helping people reach their potential. I am very grateful for the guidance he gave me early on in what is a very enjoyable career.

Elizabeth Turp

Published writer, trainer and counsellor in private practice

Paul is one of the most competent, professional and friendly Careers Advisers I know. He has excellent guidance and counselling skills plus the ability to manage projects directly.

Brian Staines

Expert on Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) System-Industry Linkages and International Consultant on Careers education and Guidance

I found Paul in 2020 when I was considering my career options. He proved to be a great sounding board and source of ideas. He is highly experienced and offered me constructive and relevant advice which helped to quickly get me into a new position. I would recommend Paul to anyone who is in the job market.

Louis Mehr

Experienced Project Manager

Paul has collaborated with us on a range of projects to help improve our approach to staff recruitment, training and development. This has included advising on the creation of a professional adviser framework and delivery of cpd covering occupational choice and careers guidance theory in the modern Higher Education context. Paul is a highly knowledgeable expert who is able to bring about real world improvements through an ability to collaborate and communicate his problem solving approach.
Julian White

Head of Faculty Careers and Employability Support, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Job Interview Success and Fine Margins

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One of the strands of their work is the idea of ‘good work’. Their thinking is that ‘good work’ is good for society, defining good work as satisfying work that gives us as individuals the chance to work for a purpose beyond ourselves, an opportunity to use and develop our talents and capabilities, and to work collaboratively with people who both challenge and support us.

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