How it works

Career Fancy is designed to be an alternative to the traditional method of getting careers advice. Our process avoids having to organise face to face careers advice sessions or trying to work out what to do next after wading through countless online advice sites, each saying something different.

Backed up by information on up to nine different careers, there are specific in-depth details on three of these including labour market data and a local perspective on courses, training and potential vacancies. It can be used by almost anyone, including those looking for their first career or someone looking to change to something new.

This online service works by the client answering a series of questions based on four main areas:

General Information

General Information

Standard questions such as your name, date of birth, qualifications, experience and any issues affecting your potential career choice.

Career Interest

Career Interest

Where do your main career interest lie? What will generate excitement for you on a Monday morning?

Work Environment

Work Environment

What type of environmental are you happy to work in? Office, outdoors, with the public, own your own or in a team? Which suits you?

What’s important to you

What’s important to you

What do you need from a career to satisfy your values? What does a role have to provide to support your wellbeing?

The results are brought together and the final profile is created. This includes the identification of three careers that match the client’s interest, personality characteristics and work environment preferences. All this is overseen by a fully qualified Careers Guidance Practitioner.

As part of the enhanced option, we also provide support for those wishing to pursue a career in one of the choices we’ve outlined as part of their profile. This applies to ONE vacancy or CV/Application form only and includes sourcing Vacancy/Training/Academic course vacancies, checking suitability for the client and checking their CV or Application form before applying.

Please note Career Fancy is only available to those based in the UK.

 

Want to take a quick peek at some of the contents of your profile?

Dream Career

Here’s where we bring your questionnaire responses to life!  What will your Dream Career look like?

 

Careers Information

So, what will the role involve? What will the salary be, what are the growth prospects for the three main careers suggested? Here’s where you’ll find out!

 

 

What Next?

That’s all great, but then what? Your own Plan of Action is designed specifically to show you the way forward. It will explain what needs to be done and by when etc. Essential stuff to keep you on track!

 

 

How do I get my profile (results)?

You’ll get your results via a profile created specifically for you. It will be available online via  you signing into your account and available on your smartphone, desktop, laptop or any other device capable of connecting to the internet.

 

What do you get from Career Fancy?

We’ve put together an outline of what you get when you sign up for the Career Fancy journey.

 

 Your Unique Profile

A dedicated career profile outlining everything you need to know and do to get you to where you need to go. This will include:

  • A breakdown of your questionnaire responses so you can see exactly how we’ve arrived at our conclusions.
  • What would your Dream Career need to consist of to get you on your way?
  • Up to nine career suggestions. These are based on the information above and include three main suggestions* and up to a further six related career options.
  • Detailed careers information on three leading suggestions for you to consider further.
  • Further information outlining what you need to do next, how and by when.
  • Other ways we can support you going forward.

*The three leading career suggestions will include information on
What the role entails, Is the career a good match? Salaries, Hours, Growth prospects, Qualifications and training required for entry, Career Path & Progression and Further sources of information on the career.

 

As part of the enhanced option, your unique profile also provides the following:

  • An Education and Training map so you can see precisely how these fit into your main career suggestions.
  • A Day in the Life of a ………. description so you can get a better feel for the suggested careers.
  • An example of how the vacancy situation for the career is represented locally.
  • How your Transferable Skills potentially match the types of skills employers want for that role.
  • Further information outlining what you need to do next, how and by when.
  • Other ways we can support you going forward.

The enhanced version also provides online support including where to source suitable vacancies for work, training or courses, checking CV and application forms and supporting their completion.

What else do you need to know?

Why is Career Fancy different from other similar services?

Why is Career Fancy different from other similar services?

Why is Career Fancy different from other similar services?

Well, to be honest, we don’t believe there is another purely online service that is similar to Career Fancy. Many internet-based career research options will come up with suggestions but not much else. We go the extra mile and make it personal and local to you.

How will it help me?

How will it help me?

How will it help me?

Career Fancy could help you:

  • Bring together all your likes, motivations and strengths related to work into one place so you can get a four dimensional picture of yourself.
  • Discover career areas you never thought could apply to you
  • Guide you through the maze of courses, qualifications and training schemes that could be relevant to these careers
  • Show you what is available in your area

By doing all this, you’ll have a much better chance of finding the right role for you.

Who is this service for?

Who is this service for?

Who is this service for?

It’s really for anyone who feels stuck! Stuck in a mundane boring job that’s leading nowhere. It’s for those who feel and indeed know there is something better out here for them, but they just need that extra bit of advice that will get them on the right path. Most of our clients are 18 to mid-30s, but the over 40s and 50s have also found Career Fancy to be of great benefit.

When’s a good time to use Career fancy?

When’s a good time to use Career fancy?

When’s a good time to use Career fancy?

Whenever you feel what you do day to day is not enough. This doesn’t necessarily mean just pay – but also what makes you want to get up in the morning and go to work rather than desperately try and find a reason to take a day off!

For further answers to frequently asked questions, go to our FAQ page