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Testimonial about Cygnet- EB from Morpeth

I’m so pleased I found Cygnet – I hadn’t applied for a job in over 10 years and I was so apprehensive. Kelly gave me the reassurance and help I needed and now I have been offered the job I wanted. I’m now planning my future!

EB – Morpeth


Testimonial about Cygnet – AN in North Shields

I would highly recommend Kelly as a “sounding board” to anyone, who was like myself, struggling to make career decisions. Kelly helped me clarify my own thoughts, develop my own ideas, as well as given me some others to consider. I felt comfortable to open up to her, safe in the knowledge that she offers a professional, confidential service. Credit to her, I now have a plan. Thanks Kelly.

AN North Shields


Testimonial about Cygnet – FF in Coventry

I got the job! Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement! I am so relieved and excited too. It’s my last day today, I have the exit interview this afternoon then that’s it. So pleased that I have been offered a job on the day I am being made redundant.

FF – Coventry


Testimonial about Cygnet – JH South Shields

Thank you so much for this help with my CV. As I was updating it I became aware of so many answers I could give at my next interview!
It has helped me enormously and given me a lot of new found confidence. I didn’t realise I could cover so many skills, I actually ran out of space on the form and now I have been offered a job! Thank you so much!

JH – South Shields


Testimonial about Cygnet – DC from South Shields

I just thought I’d let you I had a successful interview today. Although I only applied for 3 jobs it resulted in 3 interviews. The first failed, second successful, and we will see what the third brings.
I have accepted the role although only part time. I may be able to do my own small business at the same time.
Thanks for the support! There are so many people doing counselling and so many people doing the careers, but you have a unique way of bringing the two together into a winning formula!

DC – Boldon


Testimonial about Cygnet – Colleen from South Shields

After spending 3 years as a volunteer doing reception work and trying to find a job in admin/reception I came to a standstill. Sending my CV off to lots of companies and not getting any replies I decided to join the ‘You First’ course with Cygnet Careers to see where I was going wrong and to see if my CV could be improved. Not only did I get help with my CV, I learned a whole lot of other stuff about myself and my self worth. Because of this course I learned an entire set of other skills I didn’t realise I had and have decided on a different career path altogether. Whether you are just starting off trying to build confidence, wanting to get into volunteering, wanting to get into part time or full time work or wanting a whole new career change, this is the course to be on and I would highly recommend it to anyone. This course is not like other courses I have been to where they are more about ticking boxes, this course is more focussed on individual needs and the way you learn is such good fun. You get to play games without even realising you’re learning, it’s not until afterwards when you’re discussing as a group about what you have just done whilst playing the game that you do realise. Such a lovely group of people I was with and I owe a massive thank you to the facilitator Kelly Oliver Dougall for making me feel more positive about myself and showing me I am worth so much more.

Colleen Wotton – South Shields


Testimonial about Cygnet – KG from South Shields

I attended a course at South Tyneside CVS and it was an enjoyable experience for me, without added pressure, whilst seeking employment. I’ve been an agency worker for 7yrs after redundancy and finding a permanent contract is challenging, but I’ve done it! The sessions included a diverse group of people, all from very different backgrounds but all with the same goals… to have a belonging and purpose in suitable employment. It was interesting to meet other individuals in an unpleasant predicament, that shared all similar values and aspirations. The workshops that Kelly facilitates are a person-centered approach, therefore people can relate more, as it’s not the usual “generic tickbox”

KG – South Shields


Testimonial about Cygnet -IC from South Shields

I contacted Kelly after having been employed in the same organisation for nearly ten years. I was ready to move on but after being out of the jobs market for so long I was very unsure of how to proceed or even where to start.

Kelly was recommended to me via a work colleague so I got in touch with her and we arranged a meeting. She was great at helping me to identify my targets and goals as well as putting together a new CV. She provided valuable ongoing support when I was applying for jobs and was always available if I had any questions.

I am currently in the process of starting a new role and I do not believe that I would have found something so quickly without Kelly’s assistance. I am very grateful and would wholeheartedly recommend her service towards anyone who is on the jobs market and feels that they may need some support or guidance.

IC South Shields