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    Thank you!

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    bb1, post: 258134, member: 53375 wrote:
    Don’t focus on them, focus on your own business, it happens across the board on all business’s. It’s really funny every second counsellor/coach/advisor, that responds to a start up question on here , tells the startups to ring the competition to sus out information.

    They are just following the advise given out by their counsellor/coach/advisor, blame your fellow travellers.

    Hi Bert,

    Thank you for your input. Unfortunately, the career industry is unregulated so there are counsellors or coaches who call themselves ‘career coaches or career counsellors’ when in fact they are not qualified and are not members of the Career Development Association. So counsellors think they can just add this extra service to enhance their own business.

    Gina

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    John Romaine, post: 258127, member: 39536 wrote:
    I use a phone run sheet to prequalify any leads I get. Not sure that this would solve your problem though.

    Sometimes I Google the number while Im speaking to them but rarely. Even that isn’t foolproof.

    If you’ve got people sticking their noses into what you’re doing then you’re obviously doing something right. Pay them no minds and focus on providing value to your real clients.

    Hi John, Thank you for your input. Can I ask what do you mean when you say you ‘prequalify any leads’?

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    arrowwise, post: 258116, member: 54026 wrote:
    Should be standard questions that you do or should use to qualify a new enquiry to see if you can help and if they are good fit for your business. Normally they relate to info you need to prepare a proposal or quote for example.

    Not sure what you have done to attract an abundance of these cases? Sometimes it can be a good thing though :)

    Yes, I do ask a lot of questions to screen out people who would not be a good match. For the clients, I work with, they are amazing clients and are so grateful for the work I do with them. I think because of my success, people want to know what I do so in a way it’s a compliment but a pain to monitor. I only want to work with people who genuinely need help with their careers who are honest and authentic.

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    LucasArthur, post: 258115, member: 34537 wrote:
    Do your queries illicit follow up communications? If so, id be politely asking them in that correspondence about the details you have dug up.. EG: ‘Hi John, thanks for dropping in the other day (or call).. Was great chatting with you, although before we push through this query i was curious are you still working with XYZ? Think we would be an awesome fit together, look forward to your reply and how we can work together to forge prosperous relationships together’

    Or, does the query just stop dead and once you have the information can no longer call them out on it?

    Yes, the query goes dead because when you call them back they don’t answer the call. Then it is obvious what they have done.

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    arrowwise, post: 258111, member: 54026 wrote:
    Often it is a case of very bad acting and not being able to give a straight name, business name or proper email address. It’s all part and parcel of being in business. If they are out to get some information off you they will, and likewise you can’t expect to fully control this aspect fully so they don’t.
    Assume they can and will behave like this, so just create some more checks and balances where possible if such transparency is an issue.

    Could you suggest any verbal questions?

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    Hi Jason,

    Thank you for your feedback, I’m a career counsellor/coach/advisor. Unfortunately, the fake enquiries are coming from many different avenues. It is only after I have googled their names or numbers do I find who they really are and realise they have misrepresented themselves to me.

    Gina

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    Thank you Peter for your comment. Yes, I have received the blanket email too and you can usually pick it, but when they ring it’s not so obvious. I will use your strategy when picking up the phone.

    Gina

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    All good Paul, thank you for explaining that. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Your recommendation to ask questions directly rather than receive them by form is very useful and a new approach I had not thought of, so thank you.
    Gina

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    Thanks Bert for your comment, I am very proud of the feedback I get from clients and you can now understand why I hate dealing with price shoppers. I always aim for excellence in what I do but just need to find more clients who want that and can see the difference out in the marketplace. One of my reasons for making my own career change from chartered accounting into career development was to provide individuals with a comprehensive and authentic service as I think we have lost that generally.

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    Thank you Paul for all of the above suggestions, I will certainly start to rethink my copy based on the first half of your suggestions. In terms of the reviews, I cannot change those as these are actual authentic reviews from my clients word for word that come from a survey where they provide feedback. All testimonials are actual true words from clients and this gives potential clients social proof to the authenticity of the services I provide.

    Gina

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    Thanks Paul, please feel free to have a look at my website copy at http://www.extraordinaryyou.com.au. I have tried to be specific on the contact us page and the home page to attract authentic and genuine clients.

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    Thanks Bert

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    Yes, you are right arrowwise, thank you for your input. I believe it’s definitely great in pockets of the economy, not across all sectors. It depends on where the tradies and construction workers are spending their money whether it will flow on and create a domino effect across economy. Services for people who are aging are up as well.

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    Thank you Bert for your feedback

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