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What Values and Benefits you gain working with me

In order to land a great career in the international development sector including UN system, you need to understand the sector’s specifics, know how to search for jobs there, and to re-frame your skills and experience to show relevance and well-defined transferability to the desired position, organization, and subject area. The best way to do this is by getting help from a career consultant who has worked and developed people in this sector.

Although success largely depends on the effort you put into your career development, I will specifically support you and bring value to your career transition in three ways:
1. Saving time and speeding up your job search and career development processes by getting a clear sense of your career purpose and direction in the international development sector
2. Increasing your income by equipping you with the job search strategies, career development skills and insights on the real value of the job (e.g. benefits, hidden costs, negotiation options, the sector’s insights) that can lead you to well-rewarded positions and roles in UN and international organizations
3. Increasing confidence, courage and satisfaction by increasing awareness on your natural strengths, talents, skills, and taking action on the new opportunities - thus making a difference in your life and in the world.

Executive Career Development Programmes and Pricing

I offer several programmes and professional services that help you reveal knowledge about yourself, communicate confidently what you are worth, get sector’s insights in order to create a realistic action plan to achieve your career dreams and hopes in UN and the international development organizations.
If you feel that none of the programme meet your needs, I will be happy to talk to you and design a special customized session or programme just for you.

Development programmes

Career Check Up: Make Your Impact on the World


You can't stop waves of changes of the new economy, but you can learn how to surf and adapt your career  values to make big things happen. This programme is for you if you want to make impact at large scale probably working together with/for the UN and International Organizations here and abroad. Before you start your job search , make sure that you know what you WANT to do in WHAT role and area, and you are QUALIFIED to do. What new opportunities will open to you? What doors back may be closed? This programme helps you to identify exactly this. You will clarity on your next career steps and actually take actions with confidence.

What the programme includes:
•   Discussion of your current career life situation, interests and career goals
•   CAREER SELF-EVALUATION PRE-WORK PACKAGE to identify your strengths, competencies and accomplishments as relevant to the sector's purpose and business needs.  Reflect and learn in a structured way what realistic programmes/roles/functions could fit you best.
•   CAREER STRATEGIC PLANNING COACHING to analyse your self-evaluation findings, advise and provide insights to widen your perspectives on the realistic career options that fit.
•   CV REVIEW and FEEDBACK to embed your career value and adopt it to the new desired roles.
Unlimited email support.

Price: 1150 EUR (includes 192 EUR VAT 20%)

Career Breakthrough Mastery Programme 


What got you here doesn't get you there. We live in the world of constant changes. You as a leader and a top professional needs to disrupt and innovate. You can't stay still. How to stay abreast of  new ideas and developments, to learn from others, and seek out new impactful career opportunities and reach them? This executive coaching programme will focus you to think differently, to adopt for change and strategize your next career move with a confidence.

What the programme includes:
•    Discuss your current career issues and challenges, interests and goals
•    BUSINESS NEEDS and CAREER ANALYSIS to explore your purpose and needs with the business trends in the targeted areas. Research and assess the UN/international development labor market to identify the realist career options that fit.
•    CAREER SELF-ASSESSMENT designed just for you to identify your competencies, accomplishments and values to the targeted areas/functions/employers.
•   CAREER COACHING to co-create the NEW Career Value Profile ensure the right sector's culture fit. Learn to re-frame and present value to the targeted employer.
•   STRATEGIC RELATIONS BUILDING COACHING to lean to build relationships with the right people who can support you  to get the right opportunity.
•   COMPETENCY BASED INTERVIEW (CBI) COACHING to learn the CBI process,  master your skills for CBI tests, develop CBI interview skills and effective strategies.
•    Unlimited email support.

Price : 2600  EUR (includes 433 EUR VAT 20%)

Agile Problem Solvers


Are you feel stuck in the fast change work environment? No managing to motivate your team? Having a challenge with your boos? No feeling a drive for disruption and innovation you used to?
This Executive Coaching Programme will help you overcome these common and critical  challenges at workplace.
•    Coaching sessions will enable you to  focus on your current needs, provide you with practical support and a blue print on how to move forward.
•    Mock role play and feedback will help to build skills to act in a specific situation with confidence.
•    By adopting a new way of working, you will focus on developing agile mind set, ruthless prioritization and building collaborative relationships with others at all levels, which is a strong contributor of a career success.

The Programme includes six (6) 60-minute coaching sessions and unlimited email support.

Price 2150 EUR (includes 358 EUR VAT 20%).

Professional services

Writing Standing out UN Job Application. Your Journey to Getting Job Interviews Starts Here


Not getting interviews? This coaching programme will help you to write the effective CV/UN job application  by successfully lining up all your experience and skills to the business needs and requirements of the applied position. You will learn to present your career value in writing in a way that a hiring authority wants to read it, Your relevant, compelling and concise CV/Job Application will drastically increase your chances to stand out of crowd.

What the programme includes:
•   Discussion of your career goal and the applied job issues
•    BUSINESS NEEDS ANALYSIS coaching to focus on the needs, requirements and the employer's expectations from the targeted position
•    CAREER SELF-EVALUATION WORK PACKAGE to explore your relevant competencies, experience and accomplishments, and re-framing your career value to the targeted role and employer.
•    CAREER COACHING SESSIONS to frame your business acumen competencies  and values into the New Job Application Profile in a compelling and concise way using the right sector's ''language".  Presenting the right information to a hiring manager wants to see, and stand out.
•   Unlimited email support

Price : 1250 EUR (includes 208 EUR VAT 20%)

A Cover Letter - Your Career Value Message! 


A cover letter is an executive summary for your entire job application portfolio. This coaching programme helps you to master your direct message to the hiring authority “why are you the best candidate?”. 

What the programme includes
• Discussion of the job you are applying for, and your career goal
REVIEW A COVER LETTER and CV, and FEEDBACK on improvement.
COACHING SESSION to help you to write a compelling and concise cover letter for the targeted position shining light on your outstanding values and relevant accomplishments to a hiring manager.

Price: 595 EUR (includes 99 EUR VAT 20% )

A Competency-based Interviews Prep 


Job interview will ultimately determine whether or not you will be granted a job offer. The UN and UN affiliated organizations use a competency-based interview approach in a recruitment process. This programme helps you to learn about the CBI and to build skills and confidence by participating mock interview(s) and receiving feedback and coaching.

What the programme includes:
•    Discussion of the job you are applying for
•   EXPERT ADVICE on the purpose, process and strategy of the competency-based interview and tests
•    SELF-STUDY CBI PRE-WORK PACKAGE designed just for your case with DOs and DON"Ts.
•    MOCK INTERVIEWS (3 hours) focused on the competencies of your targeted job and coaching you with immediate feedback with effective strategies to answer "difficult" questions
•    Provide a professional, external sounding board for you how you can best meet your needs.

Price : 900 EUR (includes 150 EUR VAT 20%)
(A stand alone mock interview is available in conjunction with other programmes upon request at a special client price).

Communicate to the Top


Just imagine what you would achieve if you could present your ideas to your bosses and clients with confidence in a clear, concise and persuasive way? Your ability to articulate your concepts and results in a compelling and concise way could either propel your career success or hinder your progress. Much of the success of your communication depends on your ability to connect with people, read others' landscape, be present and organize your thoughts in a relevant and persuasive way. This Programme will assist you to achieve exactly this.

What the programme includes:
• Discussion of the type of writing or presentation you make.
• Review of the first draft or the first mock presentation followed by immediate live feedback and coaching
• Review the second draft or the second mock presentation followed by immediate live feedback and coaching
• Action plan
• Advice, suggested resources, tools and links.

Price : 900 EUR (includes 150 EUR VAT 20%).

If you feel that none of the programme meet your needs, I will be happy to talk to you and design a special customized session or programme just for you.

Get in Touch

Request a free introductory talk

Matanat Rahimova, Ph.D., MBA
Career Consultant and Coach
T +43-664-9127366

How can we work together?

I offer a free introductory session by phone or skype, in order to talk about your needs and explore whether I can help and how we can work together.
You’ll then receive a contractual agreement and an intake form that you’ll fill out, sign and return to me before our first session. We can meet virtually and in person as appropriate.
To start the process simply fill in the contact form to schedule an introductory call at your convenience.
I will be in touch within 48 hours.