Delivering a personal service where clients are listened to attentively

We deliver personal and professional Career Development, Training & Outplacement Services that result in successful career transitions. Our Founder and Director Julie Harding set up the business in 2004 to help people write targeted CVs, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles and then coach them on interviewing technique. Having been an award-winning recruitment consultant in a leading UK recruitment firm and a marketing professional prior to that, she had met talented people who were experts in their field. However, they were not great at branding and marketing themselves. Julie realised they needed advice and support, and so set up business to provide it.

Career Matters now helps C-level Executives, Managers and Consultants to improve their prospects by analysing their strengths and positioning them for their next role. Based on a personal approach, we take a genuine interest. We’ve helped hundreds of clients to improve their prospects and fast-forward their careers across Hampshire, the UK and Worldwide.

Whether you are in industry or the public sector, Career Matters is experienced in assisting Directors, Managers, Consultants and Technical Professionals within: Finance & Insurance, Science, Technology & Engineering, Manufacturing, Media, Hospitality & Leisure, Retail, Local Government, Defence, Education, Not for Profit and more. We are also experienced with Ex-forces, Interim Managers and Career Changers. ‘Difficult’ CVs are not a problem.

If you are reorganising your businesses and want to support staff being made redundant, our Outplacement Services will help transition your staff successfully and help you to maintain your employer brand.

Conversely, if you are preparing to recruit, we train hiring managers in recruitment skills and deliver training to employees for companies who want to promote internal mobility and prepare staff for internal moves and promotions.

Career Consulting

Career Development

for Individuals

Professional CV Writing With 15 years’ experience as a CV Writer, Julie will fine tune your CV to grab attention and get the job interview. LinkedIn Profiles

We create a powerful LinkedIn Profile to capture who you are, what you do, and what you want from your career.

Interview Coaching

Interview coaching for executives and professionals gives you the confidence to perform your very best.

Conducted in person in Hampshire, or across the UK / Europe via video and using file sharing technology.

Outplacement Services


for Organisations

Outplacement Services & Career Support

Whether you need outplacement support for  one individual or for many as part of a large restructure, we are here to help. We work with you to find the right career support for your employees and maintain your employer brand. We support staff by providing honest advice and practical help to showcase their skills and approach the job market.

Outplacement Services are offered in:

  • Hampshire
  • Dorset
  • East Sussex
  • Surrey
  • Berkshire
  • Or by video across the UK and Europe

Outplacement Settlement

If you’ve been made redundant and outplacement support is included in your settlement, we can help. Find out more…

Also look at our  career advice articles.



for Organisations

Training for Hiring Managers & Recruiters

We can help HR hiring managers or agency recruiters with recruitment best practice, candidate selection and how to conduct interviews professionally. Delivered by our specialist, our workshops can be tailored to your requirements. If you prefer to outsource candidate interviewing and shortlisting, we can do this on your behalf.

Training & Mentoring for Career Development & Internal Mobility

Career Matters trains individuals and groups to improve their prospects and advance their careers through one to one sessions or workshops.

Staff learn to identify their strengths and market themselves for their chosen careers and are then supported with:

Contact Julie Harding at Career Matters for a confidential discussion, a free CV review or help with Career Consulting, Outplacement or Training.

Based in Fareham in Hampshire, UK, we cover the local areas of Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke and Petersfield, and neighbouring counties Dorset, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex and London). Services to the rest of UK and Europe are of course deliverable via video and telephone.