Empowering People

12/01/2023

It’s not just about a new job

The best time to discuss your values and career options is when you are happily employed.

Perhaps you are looking to progress in your current organisation, benchmark your position in the market or maybe you are looking to map out your career path in a more socially responsible, collaborative, empowering team. Whatever your question; we are here to help you define your values and the lifestyle that you want and then to support you to achieve.

We can pass on the lessons learnt from thousands of people we have met over the years.

Reaching out to CTC is free and confidential.

Career Mentor

Free and confidential career discussion around what drives; energises and de-energises you, your values, your lifestyle and family aspirations, your appetite for travel and career progression. Life is a balance and it is important to regularly ensure you are on the right path to achieve the right balance. The more you understand what you want from life and the more you discuss and communicate this the more likely you are to achieve it.

We are here to help empower you to manage your manager and to find the right environment for you and your family. Together we are more connected.

 

Market Information

It’s not about a new job but rather a friendly voice on the phone or a relaxing coffee or drink. We are here to answer any questions you might have… what are companies doing for the environment? which companies are shortlisted to win a project? what should your salary be? Or perhaps a discussion on industry trends & developments for the future. We love meeting people and sharing ideas.

 

Fullfill your potential

“I know where I want to work and have lots of friends working there, why do I need CTC?”

Our business model is based on relationships with company decision-makers, we can go straight to them to discuss your situation. This gives you the following benefits:

  • More control: If you apply to a company you are effectively saying you want to work there. Our approach is to highlight that you are really happy where you are, that you aren’t actively looking but that you might be interested in making contact in the future to understand what your career might look like with them. If you start on these terms and decide to stay where you are then you aren’t letting anyone down.
  • More honest feedback: We are here to help you learn and develop, employers give us the “real” feedback.
  • More opportunities: Have you considered every potential opportunity to suit your aspirations or just settled on somewhere better than your current role?
  • Less hassle: We chase up meetings, feedback, negotiate offers, and coordinate the process.
  • Experienced “sounding board”: discuss how various opportunities suit your values, ethics and objectives.

This is a free and totally confidential service. We are here to support your best interests at all times.

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Testimonials

"Chris has assisted me greatly since the inception of Chris Tan Consulting, both in sourcing quality candidates and personally in my career. On each occasion Chris has taken care to get to know the job seeker and gain an understanding of their needs rather than to simply fill positions. He has demonstrated a wealth of experience and, importantly, understanding, time and again. Chris has assisted me greatly since the inception of Chris Tan Consulting, both in sourcing quality candidates and personally in my career. On each occasion Chris has taken care to get to know the job seeker and gain an understanding of their needs rather than to simply fill positions. He has demonstrated a wealth of experience and, importantly, understanding, time and again."

Associate Structural Engineer

"Working with CTC is unlike working with other recruitment companies. It’s more like a ‘recruitment relationship’ and they’re not willing to jeapordise that by recommending the wrong person. They understand the market I’m in, listen to what I need, and by the calibre of people they have provided, really want my business to succeed."

Environmental Manager – Multi Disciplined Consultancy

“Genuine understanding, sincere approach, quality advice and full dedication in a most friendly, impartial and professional fashion. CTC has fulfilled what I aspired and they certainly served my best long term interests. What was eventually achieved was more than just having the right career path, a caring friendship was also formed.”

Two-Year Civil Engineer

"Thank you very much Chris. You helped me to secure a position in the civil consulting industry which could not have come at a better time. I can’t thank you enough for the level of timely and much needed support to give a momentum to my career development in the sector I always wanted to be in from my uni days. My life was very difficult as I was dividing my time between the country and the city for work and family commitment, just having a very young family. I am absolutely happy that I made a very right decision to knock on your door seeking help to give a new height to my career. Can I add this if I may, my family is more happy than I am as I landed in a great position with your incredible and prompt career advice followed by a recommendation to the company that I am currently employed by. If there is any one who has extended that kind, timely, friendly and professional career advice, it’s you. It’s just remarkable."

Civil Engineer

"Over many years I have watched Kellie grow in her professionalism, maturity and expertise with a constant and unwavering commitment to her profession. Kellie has recruited a range of roles for me during my time with Programmed Property Services and I have also had the pleasure of working alongside of her in coaching other executives. Kellie is an authentic, dedicated and passionate recruiter. She is consistent in her drive to find the right person for the job by understanding both the brief, the employer and the candidate at a very deep level setting up countless long term success stories. Some people spend their lives looking for the right job for themselves – not only has Kellie found and grown in hers, but she does so for many many others."

Director

"As a graduate, fresh out of uni, it can be overwhelming trying to find a company that has the expertise to help forge the career you want – it is difficult getting to know the industry from the outside. Chris Tan Consulting provided a wealth of industry knowledge and an unbiased opinion to help steer me towards a company that is exactly what I wanted."

Civil Engineer

I just wanted to take a minute to touch base and share with you my sincerest appreciation for absolutely everything you have done in helping me find a suitable position in Adelaide.

I think I mentioned to you early on that I had spoken with another recruiter before you, who I felt wrote me off a little and put me in the “too-hard basket” because I was overseas and hadn’t worked in Adelaide before. Something that I have felt from the beginning is your unwavering willingness to help, not only me but (my partner) as well, despite the complexities around our situation.

You offered me a huge sense of comfort at every stage of the process and your advice, insight and transparency about the Adelaide market is something that I have found hugely valuable. I cannot express enough just how much it meant to have someone to talk to openly and frankly about what I was thinking. Without doubt, you have gone above and beyond anything I would have expected.

Associate Architect

"Chris has been an extremely valuable contact over the years. He's readily available for a chat and often provides valuable insights and solutions to our problems. Thanks Chris and here's looking forward to an exciting 2014! Chris has been an extremely valuable contact over the years. He's readily available for a chat and often provides valuable insights and solutions to our problems. Thanks Chris and here's looking forward to an exciting future!"

Quantity Surveyor – Director

"Chris and his team offer professional services that include honest appraisals of candidate suitability and capability, along with a long term relationship based approach to supporting our recruitment needs."

Manager, multi disciplinary consultancy

"I have always found Chris to be highly ethical and genuine in my dealings with him. I would happily consider dealing with him in the future when the need arises. I have always found Chris to be highly ethical and genuine in my dealings with him. I would happily consider dealing with him in the future when the need arises."

Process Manager

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