Prior to working with John, I found it difficult to articulate my broad range of skills and varied work experience. I felt frustrated that I didn’t fit in a particular bucket or job role and found it oddly very hard to explain what I’m good at.
After an initial consultation, John suggested his Personal Branding Programme designed to unpack that dreaded question “so what do you do”.
After multiple sessions, he helped sift away and find the real nuggets of professional gold. The process made me address head-on how to talk about myself and helped bring clarity to both the job-hunting and interview process. As a result, I was offered a job on the stop during my first interview in Melbourne as an Account Manager with a branding agency.
John is a really generous and warm bloke and I’m very grateful for his help as a newbie to the city.
Returning to Melbourne after graduation and travelling I found myself amid what all graduates find themselves, job hunting. Through some happenstance and sheer good fortune, I found myself attending one of Johnathan’s seminars on personal branding and it has been a game changer for me.
Prior to enlisting Johnathan’s, I had been doing what 95% of job seekers do with the conveyor belt application process. Applications flying out of my email and LinkedIn without much scope or targeting. It felt quite debilitating and extremely frustrating.
Johnathan’s prior experience in recruitment and his transparency changed the entire process. I won’t say I suddenly found myself loving the job hunting but it finally made more sense how I would be targeting myself towards employment opportunities.
The nature of our interaction was through his seminars, 5 in total taking you through each step of not only job hunting but building your personal brand through the process to make oneself unique. I would highly recommend attending the seminars twice. On top of that, we had multiple one on one sessions. Here, is where Johnathan shines.
He listens intently and is able to quickly capture who you want to be in your world, summing it up succinctly and in a way, one might not have thought of before. Through our discussions we removed verbal clutter on my CV and cover letter and honed on in on the specific nature of who I want to be as a professional.
Taking Johnathan’s advice on board I ended up with a CV and Cover Letter that was lean yet substantive. My language towards jobs was utterly industry specific and in no time the number of interview call backs I was getting started to turn around. With that comes a sense of confidence and with that an ability to absolutely deliver when called upon.
In my opinion, Johnathan was vital to this. Not only does he help you attain what you want to do, but helps you discover who you want to be, all while building a unique brand that will carry you further than words will.
Through his help, I was able to accomplish my goal of securing employment in one of the world’s leading engineering consultancies. My personal brand has become much more focused and clear along with my understanding of how to brand myself not only for jobs I am suited to do but for careers I would like to achieve outside of my industry.
Thank you, Johnathan, for providing me with your undivided time, attention, transparency and help.
To anyone who wants to feel excited come Sunday evening in anticipation for Monday morning, Johnathan Maltby is your man.
Before working with Johnathan, I struggled to clearly state what I did at work. While I felt confident I could do my job, I couldn’t clearly and confidently state what title I should have. Every description became a long winded jumbled description of tasks I completed. Often these descriptions were in a language that meant not a lot to people who did not work in the same area.
After spending valuable hours with Johnathan, answering questions, completing Lego tasks I started to see the jumbled explanations become clear. Jonathan has a wonderful skill making sense of the cluttered descriptions and pulling the sentences together. It was quite incredible to get to the third session and find pages and pages of valuable statements, that were all spot on!
I now feel much more confident in the skills that I have. Working in an organisation whose primary business is not my area of specialty, I feel validated in what I’m trying to achieve and the methodologies I’m trying to use to achieve them and the terminology I’m using. I have a much clearer picture of what I would like next in my career, and a way forward to get on and achieve that.
I wish I had done a session like this years ago it’s something everyone should invest in.
When I met Johnathan, I was an overseas technology professional, with experience in Project Management, Business Development and Business Strategy. At the time, I found the Melbourne job market quite challenging to penetrate and after numerous unsuccessful attempts, I settled for a couple of business operations roles instead. Although I succeeded in these roles, they weren’t my true calling.
Johnathan and I worked together in identifying my strengths and weaknesses and then rebuilt my resume and market repositioning. The result was a new professional identity for me.
I was then equipped to apply for roles more confidently and succeed in the job interview processes.
With Johnathan’s assistance and coaching in my Personal Brand, I now work in the technology team of a leading multinational professional services firm. I have a clear understanding of my career, my professional and personal goals, and my eventual career progression.
Thank you Johnathan for being by my side and believing in me, during this adventure.
I find myself lucky to have crossed paths with Johnathan when I hit a fork in the road of my career. Our one-on-one sessions in the Road to Epic Programme has tremendously helped me appreciate myself more and I have gained greater confidence in what I am and what I do to help people and the organisations I work in.
His advice and insights have helped me to move forward and I am now taking the next step in my career shift. I could not recommend him more highly.
Hey Johnathan, I wanted to let you know that I have had a couple of job interviews since we worked together and you produced my branding document. This document has become my go to morale booster before I enter a room and ‘sell’ myself at interview. It of course reminds me how brilliant and wonderful I am 😉 and makes me feel very positive. I’m glad I worked with you on this, I’m sure I’ll be referring to it for many years to come!
I was introduced to Johnathan through his workshops at General Assembly. I had just moved from California and I needed help developing my professional brand further to transition myself into the Australian job market. I was excited to work with him from the beginning because of his expertise and enthusiasm to help people find more direction in their career journey. Johnathan is really knowledgeable, professional and a lot of fun to work with!
The process was very easy yet thorough. I worked with him over three sessions to go over previous work experience, uncover commonalities and transferable skills to market myself better for the roles that I was applying for. These sessions really helped discover my strengths, areas of expertise and immediate career goal.
At the end, he produced a very useful document which includes all of the practices and notes. It will ultimately break down your personal brand and overall brand message into six components. From there you could use this to strengthen your CV, LinkedIn, Elevator Pitch etc. It’s designed to be very flexible and give yourself the ability to refine your message and make changes as needed for the different roles you apply for.
With the help of Johnathan, I definitely feel more confident transitioning myself into the Australian market. He’s helped me improve from making myself look like a jack of all trades to positioning myself into an expert in my field. I feel like I have a stronger, more concise brand message and a clearer goal of the direction that I want my career to go in. It’s been a real pleasure working with Johnathan!