Nel Spaans: “I gained more and more self-confidence during the process and trusted in a successful outcome. My coach guided me through this difficult period.”
“After working for 38 years as a financial administrative assistant for the same employer, an insurance company, I was told that my position would be discontinued. The work that was done by me became redundant as a result of further digitalisation.
When I heard the news, I panicked, because what was going to happen now? I was 57 years old at the time, I had never written a resume and I had not written a letter of application or had a job interview in the last 38 years. I had gained a lot of experience in all those years, but had not obtained any diploma.
At first I wanted to ‘do it all by myself’, but after a day or two it dawned on me that I really needed help with this. On the recommendation of the HR employee, who already had a positive experience with Dynamisch Bureau, I ended up there.
I experienced the guidance of Dynamisch Bureau as very good and pleasant. It is a professional agency and the coach thought along with me and empathised with my situation. There was a click between us right from the start. I gained more and more self-confidence during the process and trusted in a successful outcome. My coach guided me through this difficult period.
Through my course at Dynamisch Bureau, I learned how to pitch. Among other things,
I participated twice in Jobconnection, a meeting for coachees where pitching is an important part. And where my resume in the beginning consisted of only three lines, at the end I had a beautiful resume that filled one A4!
Thanks to the TMA Talent Analysis, I have gained more insight into my strengths. I became more aware of what I actually have to offer.
My current situation is excellent. I am confident and calm. Although at first I thought I would never work in the financial sector again, I realised during the process that it still suited me very well. I am now happily working as an administrative assistant for the government! I enjoy it, perform well and am now better able to keep my work and private life separate.
What would I advise others who find themselves in a similar situation to me? Ask for help! There is always someone who can help you. You can seek advice, ask for help and often it is even paid for by your employer. I myself have already recommended Dynamisch Bureau to someone.
I now look forward to a bright future. My personal message is: don’t be ashamed and ask for help. Be patient, something will always come your way and if I can do it, anyone can!