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Testimonials

Anrew D, Divisional Director, FTSE 200 company
When I asked the Career Dovetail team to support me in managing my next career move, I was at a low point having just emerged from the consequences of making a wrong career decision some 18 months before. Duncan helped me understand and define my own strengths and working style, gave me a structured approach to my job search and, most important of all, was a valued sounding board and imparter of good and impartial advice as I worked through my options. At the end of the day, the Career Dovetail formula was an important ingredient in my achieving my current directorship six months after I started working with them.

Senior Product Development Architect - Telecommunications Industry - Blue-Chip
Having worked with Duncan on two career changes during the last five years I can honestly say that Duncan has always been most professional in his approach, but tempered with a personal touch that is over and above what one might expect. Our discussions on careers rather than a job over the past five years has helped me in my thinking for the next five years in my personal career path as I start to expand in to new avenues. Thank you Duncan!

Former Communications Director UK's Largest Health & Pharma Research Charity + Elite 10k Runner & Triathlete - mother of four!
'Words of a swim coachee'
For 20 years I have literally ‘crawled’ up and down the pool – after some coaching from Duncan I am speedier and the improvement has spurred me on to try to improve all my strokes – it has been a revelation and I am now really enjoying my swimming


Group Marketing Director, Management Consultancy industry
“Duncan is a first-class career coach and consultant with a passion for achieving great results for his clients. His work is of the highest quality and professional standards. Duncan has great integrity, is highly innovative and entrepreneurial with excellent communications and interpersonal expertise.” June 25, 2008

Andrew, Business Integration Manager, blue-chip mobile telecommunications firm
“Duncan is a great career coach. His style is individual and adapted to each persons situation and aspirations. Most importantly Douncan isn't afraid to tell you how it is and to challenge your perceptions. I'm still using Duncans input today, 2 years on.” June 24, 2008

Recruitment Process Outsourcing Consultant / Headhunter
“Duncan is an out and out 'People Person' with excellent relationship and team building skills. He is extremely passionate and cares deeply about his work possesesing a genuine enthusiasm in his working style that is both infectious and motivational.” March 31, 2008

Philip - Central London / West End Retail Jewellery Manager
The bottom line is that I felt low and disillusioned when I first met with Duncan. I had been through the mill. I felt his approach to re-instilling my confidence was both radical and unusual. However, when I first read through the CV he produced my first reaction was to cry as it made me so proud of what I had really achieved. And I realised modesty and reluctance to be proud of my accomplishments are misplaced in a job search campaign.
I now have a great job in a top West End store and a thoroughly rewarding career.


Former Boss - Staines Careers Centre,
'Duncan worked for me as a Careers Advisor with young people in the Staines area of North Surrey. His strengths were in building really good relationships with Head teachers and others in education in order to get his job done. Schools can be difficult places for outsiders to operate in and Duncan was very well regarded and respected and could open doors closed to others.
He also has a strong rapport with young people and provided an excellent professional service that was rated highly by the young people themselves.
He brought a strong private sector ethos to the team and was both astute and credible in dealing with employers. He was good at helping clients picture what employment was like and the expectations employers had. He is a great person to work with and lifted the spirits of a hard working team.'


Maggie Mistal, Life Purpose & Career Coach and Radio Host, MMM Career Consulting & 'Martha Stewart Living Radio' - SIRIUS Satellite Radio USA
Duncan is knowledgeable, intuitive and resourceful. He's passionate about helping people find work they love. I interviewed Duncan on my radio show and found him to be fun and inspiring as well!” July 1, 2008

David J.L. Butler, Father of recently graduated son in need of career strategy, Oxted, Surrey
After a chance meeting with Duncan Bolam in our Bookshop I introduced our son Edward to Duncan. Edward, an MA graduate from St Andrews University, had spent several months in applying for a position in the Sports Marketing and PR industry. Duncan was of immense help to Edward with CV writing and, more importantly, interview techniques. I am pleased to say that Edward is now employed in exactly the position and company that he wanted thanks in no small measure to Duncan’s help. My wife and I and Edward are very grateful to him

National Account Manager – Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Having had a great career with 2 of the largest and most prolific fmcg companies in the world I arrived at something of an impasse. I was recommended to speak to Duncan Bolam and he very quickly set my mind at rest and helped me find my way through the minefield of transitioning to my next job in the most logical, well thought and considerate way. Duncan has a naturally client-centred and empathic approach to his work, yet, at the same time he is able to tackle key issues and challenge one’s activity in an open, tactful and forthright manner. Best of all was his ability to impart the motivation and enthusiasm he felt for his work and he would often inject a shot of inspiration just when I needed it.


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Creating a successful CV
Simon Howard

The Coach?
Lee Bryce

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