A career change case study. Meet Susan Stoke who managed to take the Secretary PA Diploma and move from being an English Teacher in Portugal to become a Team Secretary. She actually gained a role with a salary to the top end of the salary range, despite making a career change. She got the job straight after completing the course and she has never looked back.
Successful Career Change
Prior to your Souters Course what was your employment situation?
I worked as an English teacher at a private school in Portugal for over five years.
After taking the Souters Courses, what is your current job?
I have just been appointed as Team Secretary/Receptionist for a company in London.
Why did you decide to take a Souters course?
After several years as a teacher, I really needed to refresh and update my skills in order to gain the knowledge and confidence to re-join the job market. This paid off well as I started my new job within 1 month of completing the course.
What courses did you complete at Souters?
I enrolled for the Secretary / PA Diploma.
What did you enjoy about the courses?
Being a teacher, I appreciated the structure and confident delivery of the course. The expertise and flexibility of the tutor was very professional and much appreciated.
“Got a High Paying Job after the Course”
In what ways do you feel that the course has benefited you?
As I was working abroad for such a long time, I needed to be catapulted into the job market. The course was ideal as it was intensive and conducted over a short period of time. Most important, I got a job!
Were you able to get a job following your course?
Oh, Yes! I was offered a salary to the top end of their salary range.
In particular, how has the course benefited your career?
The course gave me the confidence and updated my skills; plus I learnt new skills.
What do you advise to anyone who is considering taking the course?
I would say that they should go for it as they will gain the necessary skills and knowledge much needed by any employer. It is a huge asset for your CV.
Following her course, Susan Got a Team Secretary Job
What are your future aspirations in your career?
My aspirations for the future is to continue developing my skills, where needed, so as to be a greater asset to the company.
Would you consider taking another course to further your career and skill set?
Yes, I would like to take the Minute Taking Course.