Career Transition Support and Personal Branding
A well-written professional CV gives you a powerful advantage over other applicants. It is still the primary professional self-marketing tool, so it's vital that your valuable skills and experience are clearly and effectively highlighted. A CV needs to differentiate you and help you stand out. The more relevant it is, the more likely you will be selected for an interview. Our professional CV writers tailor CVs for particular roles, sectors, companies and even countries.
Work-life objectives are personal to each individual and evolve across different career and life stages. We tailor our career coaching sessions to facilitate the exploration and development of individuals' next career steps, whether helping a client to turn a passion project into a new career opportunity or supporting an 'encore career' plan and establishment of NED roles.
The most effective interview preparation is specific and timely, targeting the particular company and people you are meeting. We advise on information to gather ahead of your meeting, as well as recommended areas to research. We help you develop what to convey, then plan and practice your performance across a range of interview questions, providing constructive advice on your technique. We also advise on the post meeting follow up.
If you are not on LinkedIn, quite simply you need to be. The right profile will lead to networking opportunities and a choice of career moves to explore, through direct company approaches and recruiters. We assist by ensuring that your LinkedIn profile is informative, engaging and tailored to business social media. We also provide an overview of this online business network for those new to LinkedIn, allowing you to optimise its benefits and increase your contacts.
When applying for a job abroad your CV needs to be presented in the correct CV format and language of the country in which you are seeking employment. A CV that doesn’t meet local best practice or address contextual nuances will put you at a disadvantage. We also assist with CV translations for those wishing to work in the UK and need a UK CV, as well as CV translations for overseas roles.
Job Search Strategy
The job market is continually changing and, therefore, an understanding of how to access opportunities, including the hidden job market, is essential in a job search. We help clients identify the multitude of channels to explore during a job search and how to tap into professional networks. Our job search support also includes targeted written introductions and emails for clients' networks and for speculative introductions.
An impactful executive summary is an increasingly important part of a senior executive's personal marketing collateral. This one page document needs to clearly and concisely promote the contribution an individual would make. Whilst skills, experience and achievements are, of course, key inclusions, personal qualities are particularly important to highlight and evidence for NED and business advisory roles.
Outplacement services offer a positive departure experience from a company, and transition support into a new job. We assist by preparing interview winning CVs and cover letters, as well as LinkedIn profiles that generate interest and advice on job search strategies. Our interview preparation and coaching service enables departing employees to optimise their interview performance.
A targeted, well-written cover letter will gain the attention of the hiring manager or recruiter and actively increase your chance of being invited to interview. A powerful, tailored letter will not only demonstrate your potential strong match for a position, it will also send a positive message to a prospective employer of your interest in the role and commitment to the job opportunity.
We are pleased to assist all clients and at all stages of their career, call us 01252 725 509
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