Below you’ll find your 4 Steps to Success through International Eyes. In essence, my first job is to find out what you’re looking to get from an international experience, what you ‘bring to the party’, and your longer term goals. Then it’s up to me to help you find ways to achieve those international ambitions.
Having said that, I can come in to help at any stage of the process – if you’ve found jobs to apply for but want a critical eye and support with your application; if you’ve already gained a place abroad, I’ll help you prepare to capitalise on this fabulous opportunity.
It’s a partnership approach, where we start with a conversation, discussing your experience and skills so far, your short and longer term goals. Together, we’ll consider currently available options, ways to develop your international credentials and how to approach organisations to take you forward.
Along the way I will support you with cultural and other guidance to help prepare for your new international, intercultural experience, and for a seamless transition to your new place of work or study.
“In essence, my first job is to find out what you’re looking to get from the experience, and what you ‘bring to the party’, and your longer term goals. Then it’s up to me to help you find ways to achieve those international ambitions .”
John Humphreys, International Eyes Founder and ‘Navigator’
4 steps to success
[for fee structure see the box below]
Every partnerships starts with a conversation, and in my case this starts with listening to what you have to say. Using questionnaires and face-to-face or virtual meetings, we’ll uncover what your aspirations are for this experience and beyond, what resources, skills and competencies you have and would need to develop. You’ll get advice and feedback to move you forward and confirmation of where and whether International Eyes can help.
At this point no payment is due and you may of course choose not to use my services. However, if there are ways I can help this is where you’ll discover the value of tailored support.
Based on our discussions so far, I now work with you to identify opportunities and experiences that could meet your needs in terms of timing, duration and content: what you could learn and experience.
The international context is key here. Depending on our earlier discussions, my focus may, for example, be on building your language skills, cultural awareness, or your professional skills and repertoire.
On payment of the Tailored Search fee, you’ll be presented with options, recommendations and a development plan as you move on to the next stage towards gaining that international experience.
Where we’ve identified support or development opportunities to be offered by InternationalEyes, my role switches to delivering that support.
Options at this stage include supporting any competitive applications, such as for work experience, internships, bursaries or education places. Additional options which can be arranged on an hourly or short course basis include tailored development coaching, English language tuition (written, spoken, Business English and English for the Experience Industries).
Payment is due once you decide to pursue one or more of the options available through International Eyes.
Whilst I cannot guarantee every application will meet with success in a competitive marketplace, I will work to ensure that each one brings progress. If an application is unsuccessful, feedback and evaluation will be used to ‘raise your game’ for your next application, and will help to inform your upcoming plans and longer term aspirations.
Step 4 – Preparation
If you’ve received an offer of a study place or work experience position, the International Eyes service switches to preparation.
Once you’ve confirmed your new work or study experience destination, you’ll have questions about the logistics, the place and what to expect when you get there. You may well receive this support from where you’re going, so that’s great. If not, I’ll work to give you access to all the insights and information you need for a smooth transition.
Fee Structure (inclusive of VAT): (prices in other currencies on application)
Step 1 (Initial Consultation) : Free of Charge
Step 2 (Tailored Search) £48
Step 3 (Personal Support) £62 to support up to 5 applications, a further . £38 for up to 5 more applications
Fees by arrangement for English Language tuition, development coaching
Step 4 (Preparation)
£72 for up to 4 meetings & preparatory work