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Confidence, Clarity and Know-How
We help you navigate the job market, courses and career options
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Who we help
Secondary Students/Tertiary Students
Having trouble deciding on a course or career? Not sure if you have chosen the right subjects or major? Worried about getting a job when you graduate?
If you feel daunted in today’s competitive market with the huge array of options available, you are not alone. We can help. Our Director is an experienced careers practitioner who has advised thousands of students, including many at the world-ranked University of Melbourne where she worked for several years. She also holds qualifications in adolescent counselling and is a regular writer and media commentator about careers and study for young people. Choosing the right course can save you time, money and stress in the long run. We don’t take lightly our responsibility of assisting young people and their parents and their appreciation of our care is reflected in the feedback we receive.
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Adults / Experienced Workforce
We support your needs whether this be course advice, interview preparation, updating your LinkedIn profile and resume, advice for working with recruiters or developing an effective job search strategy.
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Outplacement Employee Services
Would your employees benefit from personalised career support following a restructure or redundancy?
We have helped staff from small to medium sized enterprises across the legal, government, private and not for profit sectors.
Our empathetic approach and genuine concern for our client’s mental and physical well-being makes us very suited to supporting your employee through the change process. We offer a range of flexible, confidential career support services to ensure your staff members receive the help they require at what is often a very challenging time. Our director has helped many people transition from redundancy to employment, a new career or self-employment. Our clients report feeling confident, supported and positive about their prospects.
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Career Confident provides the pathway to new
and improved careers
and improved careers
Imagine finding a job that is professionally interesting and personally rewarding. Chances are this would transform not just your work, but your life!
We offer customized help. Our happy clients range from secondary students seeking subject and course advice to job seekers, career changers, people looking to diversify their work-lifestyle interests.
Our director has extensive industry experience and a grounded, informal approach. A qualified careers practitioner, media writer and professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia, her insights will help navigate through a rapidly evolving education and employment landscape.
About our Director
Our director, Helen Green, is a qualified careers practitioner with professional credentials that include over two decades of experience in senior education, research and career program management roles. A careers writer, her work has been featured in both the media and professional careers and education publications.
Helen Green has postgraduate qualifications in Career Development and Education, English, Criminology and Adolescent Counselling and has worked across many sectors. Helen is certified to administer psychometric vocational testing.
At Career Confident you can be truly confident that Helen will work hard on your behalf. It would be Helen’s privilege to work with you, provide careers advice and help you put your best foot forward.
Helen is certified to administer psychometric vocational testing including the Strong Interest Inventory© and Morrisby Online©.
What My Clients Say
- Conference and Events Sales Manager
Recently I went through a gap between jobs. Through Helen’s experience and writing skills, she was able to listen to my thoughts and concerns and convince me what current employers want to see on your CV and LinkedIn profile. The new CV, along with a punchy personal summary and key words, now stands out to the recruiters and attracts them. I had more many profile views on Linkedin and was back in full time employment within two weeks! I cannot thank her enough for all her wise advice. I highly recommend Helen’s services.
- Law Graduate, University of Melbourne
Helen is the most approachable person I have ever seen. I first met Helen when I was struggling to find a job. I found her to be kindly and empathetic. She cheered me up when I was at the lowest point of my life. The most impressive thing about Helen is her advice WORKS. Her advice to me started with a big picture approach then moved on to useful practical steps to achieve that goal. I am very grateful for what she has done for me and would recommend you to see her if you ever need career advice.
- Graduate Lawyer
I am proud to recommend Helen. Helen was truly phenomenal as the Career Programs Consultant at Melbourne Law School. She was always available for students, showed empathy for our problems and often pre-empted the challenges we would face. The Mentor Program she established at Melbourne Law School has benefited students tremendously. It was a huge source of support and guidance for me, particularly as I was studying as an international student with no prior connections in the legal profession. It allowed me to establish a network in the Melbourne legal sector, assisted in getting my first legal job and provided me with valuable career advice.
- Laureate Professor Emeritus, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
I cannot recommend Helen highly enough. She initiated, developed and managed programs for placing graduate students with mentors in the profession with efficiency, insight and skill. Her sense of the mentoring relationships that would work effectively with benefits for both parties was extraordinary. In part this is due to her own considerable negotiating skills and in part to her knowledge of the legal profession, widely conceived to include the government and community sectors and of the career pathways potentially available to students with particular interests. She also demonstrated a rare ability to work well with a very wide range of people, from students from different cultures, often with significant experience in their own countries, to leaders of the profession. I placed complete trust in Helen Green for these purposes; was never disappointed; and always enjoyed working with her.
- Barrister and Board Director
I have worked with Helen for some years on the Melbourne Law School student mentoring program. Helen has impressed me enormously with her intuitive and acute people management and relationship-building skills. Her 'stakeholder management' is excellent; in particular, she focuses consistently on ensuring that all participants in the program (both mentees and mentors) are getting the most out of it. She is thoughtful in the way she puts mentors and mentees together, and this has really helped to maximise the effectiveness of the program. She has been instrumental in building a program which is the envy of other law schools, and offers students an invaluable insight into the profession.
- Library Technician
I didn’t think I needed a careers or employment consultant, but then I met Helen. Helen took the guesswork out of applying for jobs and going to interviews as she knew exactly what standards were required. Helen helped me do a cover letter that stood out and address selection criteria so that I was more focused on what prospective employers were looking for. This process with Helen instilled the confidence in me to impress at interview. Helen is an excellent Careers Consultant and I would recommend her to anyone.
- Society of Construction Law Australia
Helen generously provided her time to advise and assist us to set up a new, Australia-wide mentoring program for the Society of Construction Law Australia. Her advice proved invaluable and has supported a program which, in its inaugural year, attracted high calibre mentors and mentees. We are delighted to have engaged Helen to rerun our program for a second year and, even with Helen's early involvement, it has more than doubled in number. Helen's considerate and dedicated approach creates the supportive and caring base for our program. We are secure in Helen's very capable hands and can trust in the highest quality execution of our program in 2016.
- McKinnon Secondary College
As someone entering the work force for the first time, Helen's help was amazing. Helen spent time with me to work through what type of casual job would suit my interests and commitments. Helen helped me prepare my first CV, suggested the best ways to apply for a job and what to do in an interview. I'm very grateful for her help, kindness and genuine interest in my success. Thanks to Helen I was able to get my first job!
For anyone who is considering or going through a career change, Helen is the person to help guide you. Helen is warm and approachable with a huge amount of knowledge. I have had 2 sessions with Helen so far and have a new found confidence and direction. I have no hesitation in recommending Helen to anyone needing some assistance with career direction, CV writing, subject choices and personal branding.
Thank you Helen for reassuring my Year 11 daughter in her future subject selection at school & providing her with positive & informative ideas regarding Year 12, Uni & beyond. Even I learnt something! Loved the relaxed environment & the way in which you approached the topics with my daughter, in what can be quite a daunting time for teenagers. Would highly recommend Helen - a wealth of knowledge!
I can't thank Helen enough for the advice and help she gave my 18 year old Year 12 daughter. Helen was able to give her some fresh ideas and strategies on both uni courses and outcomes in her field of interest. We both came away feeling really positive about her future!
Numerous visits to the school's career counsellor always resulted in a bunch of brochures, plenty of frustration, more confusion and still no direction with university or career pathways. Helen took the time to listen to my year 12 son in a relaxed, non intimidating environment about his subject likes/dislikes, his passions and his hobbies. She always went the extra mile, researching uni courses and providing him with both endless information and the opportunity of a real hands on experience by arranging a one week stint at a well recognized Melbourne firm. I cannot recommend Helen highly enough for taking all the stress away and helping Lucas find direction for his future at University and beyond. Thank you Helen!
In the midst of a career change, re-training with what I felt was a detrimentally varied career, and not entirely sure what direction to go in, I contacted Helen in the vain hope she might be able to point me in the right direction. Helen has done that and more in just two sessions. First, in helping me choose a direction to put my focus towards in our first session and with clear steps I could take. Second, in blitzing my CV into something that honestly and engagingly presents my background when before it had been more apologetic for my past and not very reflective of me. Third, and completely unexpectedly, in helping me see the value of my career history and increasing my personal confidence. A big thank you to Helen for all of her hard work and generosity.
I highly recommend this service. I went along to a session with my daughter not knowing what to expect. She was unsure of which subjects would be the most suitable for the career path she wanted to pursue. My daughter and I were overwhelmed with all the choices that had been presented to us at the school careers night. In one short session Helen was able to determine which subjects my daughter required to complement her career choice. Helen was patient and asked the right questions to draw the information she needed to help my daughter. Helen explained why the subjects were beneficial and where they could lead to if my daughters career choice changed. We left the session feeling extremely confident.
- Education specialist
Meeting Helen has been a life altering experience for me and I highly recommend that anyone who is needing some guidance about his or her career contacts this amazing lady. In our first session Helen was not only able to help me focus on what I want to achieve in my career, but she also outlined the specific steps I need to take to achieve my desired outcome. Helen developed my CV, advised me on what courses to enroll in to improve my skill set, and made me feel confident that I have valuable things to contribute in my field. I am grateful for her advice and approachable manner.
- Accountant/Elite Sports Coach
After being self-employed for a number of years, I re-entered the job market. I needed help and I worked with Helen. She did two specific things that helped me. She showed me what is now expected in the application and interview process and she showed me how to stand out in the crowd. The second thing was that she made me aware of the value that I offered to a business. The outcome was that I was successful in getting a job where I feel valued and where I can add value.
- Tertiary sector
Helen helped me completely revise my CV to focus on a new career direction. She listened as I talked about where I’ve been and where I want to go. She helped me to articulate my strengths and achievements and to highlight aspects of my experience to my advantage. Helen is professional as well as approachable and friendly. I highly recommend Helen to anyone seeking career advice.
Helen has been a tremendous help to me in establishing a career path after a work injury. She helped me create a highly professional looking resume, write engaging cover letters, and get more callbacks for interviews. Helen has been a great support throughout this change in my life and given me renewed confidence in my career potential. I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for guidance and support in their professional lives.
Helen was wonderful to work with. She provided clarity and helped me focus on the next step in my career. Helen was fabulous also in introducing new career streams that I hadn't considered before. She was very accommodating and assisted me at short notice which was much appreciated. Highly recommend her services.
Helen is brilliant! She sensitively navigated my career confusion and insecurities, and then went on to offer many useful ideas, insights and advice. This gave me the reassurance that an exciting new phase of my working life lay ahead of me. I have now made a successful career change thanks to Helen's expertise.
Helen helped out our son enormously with finding employment in his chosen career. After he had endured many knock-backs, she gave him confidence, plus a whole raft of practical tips for improving his resume, his presentation and his interview skills. That he has just landed his first full time job is in no small part due to Helen's input
I contacted Helen at the end of high school seeking advice to help navigate the broad and often daunting array of university options, where she has since guided me to apply for the courses that align with my interests. Helen’s vast experience and approachability greatly assisted me in having the confidence to explore possible career paths that I am passionate about, and equipped me with the knowledge of what to expect in these areas; which was extremely helpful when it came to applying to universities I didn’t have the opportunity to visit beforehand. She has always been generous with her time and her warmth in our sessions made it very easy to work through possible future plans with her. I hope to keep learning from her into the future as I progress through university and into the workforce and would recommend Helen to any other student seeking advice to begin working towards their career beyond school.
I contacted Helen when I was looking to move further into an industry that I was deeply passionate about. Having also been temporarily stood down from my job following the Covid-19 outbreak, I sought advice around what courses to look into, what jobs to apply for and where to look for those jobs. I also sought advice around improving my resume. I was so impressed with Helen's knowledge of and experience with many industries and I gained plenty of 'inside information' around the application and recruiting process that I otherwise would not have known. Helen was polite and professional and from our conversation over the phone, I felt that she had gained a very good sense of who I am as a person. She was always incredibly efficient with getting any jobs done for me - such as proofreading my CV, and also in responding to my emails and questions - which was done with incredible patience and detail. I would absolutely recommend Helen to anyone out there who is seeking professional advice and direction. I now have a clear plan in place that will help me get me to where I want to be in my career.
After being on maternity leave with my third child, I felt a little lost when it came to getting my career back on track. After chatting with Helen for just an hour, I instantly felt like a weight had been lifted. Full of knowledge, experience and support, Helen is now helping guide me onto the career path for me. Thank you, Helen!
I have recently commenced seeing Helen to assist me in my future career direction. Helen has been extremely supportive and provided some excellent guidance in relation to where my future career progression could lead using my strengths and experience. In doing so she has provided clarity at a time where I felt confused and lacking in direction. I would highly recommend Helen and her services.
I found Career Confident from the excellent Google Reviews, but was really hesitant to reach out. However, after just a single meeting with Career Confident I had absolute clarity about my strengths and career path going forward. Helen knew all the right questions to ask and unearthed skills and attributes that even I didn't recognize about myself. Highly recommend!
After recently moving back to Australia, I had been struggling to crack into the Melbourne job market and, although I felt I had a well polished CV, it didn’t seem to be getting me anywhere. I approached Helen Green of Career Confident who not only looked over my CV and LinkedIn Profile but took the time to meet with me to fully understand what my job history and future career goals were. She was incredibly thorough and was able to polish my CV and linkedIn profile to a very high level. As a result - and in no small part because of Helen’s advice, I was approached by a company through LinkedIn recently and have just accepted a permanent role in their firm, no small feat considering we are in the middle of a national lockdown! I would definitely recommend Career Confident to any jobseeker, whether they are just starting out in their career or have years of experience under their belt. My only regret is not having approached Career Confident before starting my job search.
Helen was immensely helpful in working with me on my tertiary preferences. Her down-to-earth manner, coupled with her vast knowledge of the courses I am interested in, make her an excellent career advisor. Helen worked out what my personality is like and was able to determine whether it complemented the courses I am interested in. I am now very happy and confident with the preferences I have made
Helen has been absolutely incredible with providing me guidance and advice. I have been struggling with work, and she has been so supportive and empathetic with regards to my situation. I have been to other career counsellors before, and none of them have gone beyond the call of duty like Helen has. Thank you once again Helen, and I will definitely come back to you for your advice and wisdom.
I engaged the services of Helen to assist me with the transition into a new role. Helen was exceptional to deal with, in both meetings to date I found her to be warm, insightful and extremely knowledgeable. She immediately understood my goals, ambitions, concerns and provided strategic advice and considerations aligned with my goals which I am very grateful for and will undoubtedly pursue. Helen also assisted with connecting me to some key networks that will benefit my position instantly and also provided practical upskilling options to enhance my development in this new sector in the future. She also assisted in developing my CV which I wouldn’t have been able to achieve to that level of professionalism without her industry expertise, targeted specific language and sophisticated literacy skills. Couldn’t be more satisfied with the experience and I know that with the help of her expert knowledge I am far more prepared to apply myself to my desired profession and have so much more clarity as well. Anyone seeking to change careers or seeking career advice I would look no further. Thank you again, Helen
I would highly recommend Helen and Career Confident for anyone who is looking for guidance regarding their career. Helen quickly ascertained what I needed and provide me with the information I required to move forward with my career. She also revamped my resume which was absolutely outstanding! In fact, the first role I applied for, I received an invitation for a phone meeting 2 hours later! Highly recommended and a lovely person to deal with.
- Web Content Management Specialist
Before meeting Helen, I was reaching a point where I was almost at a loss as to what direction I should take in order to pursue a new career in the legal sector. I had received so much advice and read so many career-related articles, many of them contradictory, that I had reached saturation point. Helen helped to steer me in the right direction by asking relevant questions and offering very balanced, insightful, and tailored advice. She is a very sincere, helpful, and inspiring person and these qualities shine through in the wonderful service she provides. Following my consultations with her, I felt much more optimistic and driven about my future. I would absolutely recommend her services to all job seekers!