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ane Barrett - The Career Farm Ltd

Hi, I’m Jane Barrett, co-founder of The Career Farm and co-author of ‘Taking charge of your career”, Bloomsbury 2017. We founded The Career Farm to provide people with a structure for career thinking and the essential resources to help you ‘grow your own career’. Over the years we have put together a team of highly experienced career coaches who specialize in MBA and executive level career development within the corporate sector and top MBA schools across Europe.

My background is in-house recruitment (recruiting MBAs for PricewaterhouseCoopers) and retained search consultancy for blue-chip clients, private companies and start-ups across a variety of sectors including Finance, IT and FMCG.

Originally, I started my career as a Chartered Surveyor before re-training as a career coach. In 1999 I founded my first company which grew to be one of the pre-eminent suppliers of careers services and information products to Business Schools across the UK and Europe. In June 2012 I sold my controlling stake in that company to focus on delivering new and innovative online careers programs through The Career Farm. In addition to the MBA Maximiser Course, The Career Farm also offers the Career Maximiser and Masters Maximisers Course. These are specially designed to meet the needs of different users.

Our offices are based in the spa town of Harrogate, Yorkshire, in the north of the UK.

If you would like to know more about the services we offer to Business Schools, corporate clients and individuals, we’d love to hear from you, so please use the Contact page to get in touch.

The Career Farm is a member of the Career Development Institute and National Institute for Career Education and Counselling and abides by their codes of conduct.



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Clients are saying...

  • "Your recent Career Farm webinars have really inspired me to take the steps to transition into the Sustainability sector." 2015 MBA Graduate
  • Newbanq"Thanks for your lecture, it was really inspiring" David Garcia, CTO Newbanq, Exec MBA IESE
  • Odai NemriThe MBA Maximiser provided me with a clear documented roadmap that will help me in tracking and achieving both short and long term career goals” Odai Nemri, Management Consultant, Hay Group
  • Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 10.41.31 "The audio on MBA Maximiser gets really specific, with very precise advice that I can really put to work immediately. Thank you for producing and sharing it!"  Bozhidar Draganov, MBA student, Emlyon 2014
  • microsoft"This is really important work - both as an HR professional and as a client - I see that. Having passion around your work and getting what you want out of work / life balance is vital." -Sara Graham, HR Manager, Microsoft Corporation.
  • Prudential Logo"I have found Jane to be very client centric with a strong ability to blend concept with pragmatism. I would highly recommend Jane and look forward to working with her in the future" - Ajay Bakshi, Head of Talent, Prudential Plc UK
  • IESE Logo"By taking you through systematically through the whole career change process, the book will not only help you overcome any anxiety you may have in the face of change but provide a solid framework for taking sound career management decisions." - Rosie Innes, Associate Director, MBA Career Services
  • "I am loving your book. As an avid reader of these "types" of books, I can honestly say this is one of the best. Plus, I love the British spin...keeps things interesting for me, an American." - Dylan O'Connor
  • Vlerick Business School"The competency based interview days are a very useful investment for two reasons: 1. Students gain practical experience in interviewing for real jobs. 2. Students receive valuable feedback to help them refine their interviewing skills. The Career Farm trainers are dedicated professionals who are fantastic to work with from both a participant and organiser point of view." - Yolanda Habets, MBA Programme Manager
  • mannheim-business-schoolMannheim Business School rated the content of the workshop 'How to do well at competency based assessment centers'  4.82 out of 5
  • Mingzhi YuSocial Media Workshop - IESE "It was really good.  In fact I started to improve my LinkedIn profile straightaway." - Mingzhi Yu, IESE 2016 MBA Candidate
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