Our career challenges today are in the context of other life events. Therefore, a solution to career needs must be holistic, factoring in personal happiness.
My strong professional credentials include over two decades of experience in senior education, research and career program management roles.
I managed one of Australia’s largest and most successful student mentoring programs. Years of helping students and engaging extensively with employers and leaders across diverse industries has equipped me with valuable insights which will help me help you.
Qualifications for your peace of mind
I have postgraduate qualifications in Career Development and Education and Criminology, together with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons). I am also certified to administer psychometric vocational testing.
I approach life with optimism, diligence and plenty of emotional intelligence. Being a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia, I have qualifications and standards you can trust. I juggle career, family and volunteer activities, giving me the life experience necessary to understand your situation.
BA (Hons) English
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Post Graduate Diploma in Criminology
Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development
THE MYER-BRIGGS COMPANY
Strong Interest Inventory Accredited Practitioner
CAREER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
What My Clients Say
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
My experience and qualifications assist you to get where you want to go
I founded Career Confident to help people manage their careers now and into the future. I have been through career change– and understand that the career challenges we face are in the context of other life events. Therefore, a solution to career needs must be holistic, factoring in personal contentment. With an informal approach, I enjoy helping people help themselves.
My strong professional credentials include over two decades of experience in senior education, research and career program management roles. Early in my career, I was appointed Research Director for two Victorian Parliamentary Committees. Later, as Career Programs Consultant for the University of Melbourne’s Law School, I managed one of Australia’s largest and most successful student-industry mentoring programs. Years of engaging extensively with employers and leaders across diverse industries has equipped me with valuable insights which will help me help you. Many of my career writings have been published widely in the media and professional careers publications.
“One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation”
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At Career Confident you can be truly confident that I will work hard on your behalf. It would be my privilege to work with you and help you manage your career now and into the future.