Hi there! I am Brian Vander Waal, an Employment and Careers Consultant, Career Coach, and founder of brianvanderwaal.com, a dynamic blog dedicated to the intersection of careers, employment, learning, and AI. I am an American expat living in London, UK, who has lived roughly half my life in the USA and the other half in the UK. I have both American and British Citizenship.
I moved to London in 2003 when I was 24 years old. I have benefited from living and working in two countries, further exposure to Europe, and studying in the US and UK.
With over 17 years of international experience in Employment, Learning, and Skills, I specialise in providing expert guidance and support to individuals navigating their career journeys. I am passionate about empowering individuals to make the right choices for themselves based on sound advice and good labour market information.
My journey began with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in the US, followed by further studies in the UK, where I achieved a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development. This comprehensive qualification, equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with honours, underpins my commitment to providing impartial, quality advice and guidance to individuals navigating their career paths.
As an Employment and Careers Consultant, I have had the privilege of supporting thousands of individuals in making informed decisions about their careers. Whether through one-to-one mentoring, coaching sessions, or developing innovative employment programs to reduce unemployment, I empower individuals with the skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive job market. I specialise in using AI tools and technologies to enhance job seeker support and facilitate career advancement opportunities.
In addition to my consultancy work, I am also deeply involved in the Careers Writing sphere. Through my blog, brianvanderwaal.com, I aim to share valuable insights, tips, and resources on careers, employment, learning, and AI with my audience. Whether you’re an individual seeking guidance on choosing the right career path, a job seeker navigating the job application process, a professional seeking to advance your career, or an employer seeking innovative workforce solutions, my blog serves as your ultimate resource hub for actionable advice.
My expertise extends beyond individual career coaching to advising employers and companies on effectively utilising software, apps, and AI tools in recruitment and talent management processes. I am dedicated to helping organisations harness the power of AI to optimise their hiring strategies, enhance employee engagement, and foster a culture of continuous learning and development.
Let’s connect and explore how I can assist you in achieving your career goals or enhancing your organisation’s recruitment and talent management practices. Together, we can navigate the complexities of the modern job market and unlock opportunities for success.
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