Clive Bushell – Head of Learning Area – Special Education - Manurewa High School - August 2013

Manurewa High School has used Richard extensively to work in a transition role with groups and individual ORS and Non-ORS students. He has proved to be as valuable resource to these students, their family/whanau, asnd the staff of the Education Support Centre, providing advice, support, and a range of options for all. Richard is approachable , knowledgeable and helpful and thorough in his work. He has been sensitive and responsive to the cultural needs and perspectives of famililies and students he has supported. We're hoping to expand his role in school and have him work on a regular basis with groups of students identified at being at risk of leaving school with little direction and no formal qaalifications. 

Sylvia Keet - Director,  Keet Consulting - 2012

"Richard has been engaged as a vocational contractor with Keet Consulting from 1/2/11 to the present time - July 2012. During this period Richard has been engaged to work with clients on the the ACC Work Ready Contract.  

Richard has been required to develop vocational pathways for clients who are in the process of returning to work after a work place injury. Richard's wealth of experience in working in vocational services has been clearly evident in the manner that he has conducted himself as a contractor.

He is skilled in developing empathy and rapport with clients to gain their confidence and his networking ability with employers has resulted in him sourcing an ever increasing number of work trials and job opportunities for  clients, which is not an easy task in today's economic climate.

I have been impressed by Richard's level of commitment and persitence in working with his client base and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to utilise the skills of an experienced consultant in the areas of career counselling, rehabitiation and recruitment."                                                        

Testimonials acquired while employed by  Career Services rapuara

"I have worked with Richard over a nine year period - from 2001 -2010 and from 2001 -2007as his Manager. He is a skilled consultant and I have great respect for his commitment to developing and delivering  career development packages for both group and individuals aligned with local bodies, government agencies and private industry, which has consistently resulted in positive feedback. Richard is a great networker and I have valued the strong relationships that he has built with employers over the years, in addition his work undertaken through EAP has developed his skills in the area of redundancy and conflict resolution."     
Mary Kayes – Career Consultant, Career Services rapuara - 2010

“Richard’s commitment to forging the working relationship between Career Services and Accelerating Auckland in the first instance and later with Accelerating Aotearoa  has been greatly valued. An active Taskforce Member since 2006, Richard further contributed to the very successful planning and implementation over a number of years of the “Digital Careers Expo’s”, a nationwide collaboration with DoL Immigration, Economic Development Agencies in Auckland Wellington and Christchurch,  ICT & Digital Businesses and Tertiaries, to advance the digital 'talent pipeline'.”
Judith Speight – Founder and Chief Executive – Accelerating Aotearoa - 2010

“Richard worked at the Bridge Programme from 2004 -2008 and then for a brief period in 2010. We have valued his input into the programme as he was responsive to group and individual need and his practical suggestions and guidance provided group members with new directions on leaving the programme.”
Cynthia Young - Director, Bridge Programme, Mt Eden - 2010

"Today I am writing to tell you the good news; Tomorrow I will start  working as an  Import coordinator. Thank you very much for all the help you have given me over the last three months. I wish to thank you especially for guiding me on how to improve my CV writing. After getting my CV  reshaped by you, I started getting responses and I owe my success to you." L. Saito

"After being referred to Career Services by ACC I met with Richard who facilitated my return to work. He organised a temporary work trial that turned into full time employment. Things were arranged  in such a way that all I had to do was turn up to work. I was fortunate to meet Richard and have him take care of me through interviews and formal procedures."
A. Winchcombe

 "Thank you for your prompt service. It was a pleasure to have dealt with  you."    E. Haast  

"Thank you so much Richard for your time and continued assistance."
H. Cocker

"Thank you for your input my cover letter is now so much better - thank  you." C.Jones

"Heaven knows how happy I am to receive the C.V  A million thanks to you. I will surely keep in touch."  C. Nito

"A quick email to inform you that I got the job. Thank you very much for all your help."   J. Ng

"Good news I was able to break the ice, I got the job in IT  and am now moving to the Bay. Thank you for all your help." A. Guasin

"Thank you for all your help my CV looks much better now."   J.Min

"Thank you for spending so much time with me over the last two weeks. I must day that it was a pleasure  meeting you and that I found the sessions very helpful and enlightening. "  S. Chand

I have just got a job recently so this is really good news that I can tell you. I really appreciate all the help and advice you gave me to find the job."   A.Chen

"Thanks for the CV. The skills summary and key tasks are excellent."
Karl Nathan, Employment consultant - Workwise

I am very pleased to tell you that I have got a job. It is with an IT company and the position is as a software developer. You have supported me greatly during my job hunting - Many, many thanks to you for your wonderful help."
J. Huang