I came to London 12 years ago after getting my Master's degree in Marketing and Management. Having tried different careers in book publishing and PR, I decided it was time to figure out what I really wanted to do. After doing some research and reflecting on my natural skills, I decided that my ideal career was in recruitment. Fast forward 8 years and I have recruited for many of the leading global technology & e-commerce companies to find the right employees to meet their needs across Europe, US, the Middle East and Africa.
I have worked with many accomplished executives and know that although the vast majority have skills that employers need, a common theme which lets them down that they struggle in interviews and 'selling' themselves effectively.
I decided to use my extensive experience to help professionals learn how to play to their strengths and counter their weaknesses during job interviews. Over 5 years ago I set up an interview coaching business and have since coached hundreds of professionals on their interview technique, helping them get the jobs and promotions they really wanted.
HR and other managers today are continually asking for detailed examples of your past performance. They assume that you will do as well (or as poorly) in the new job as you did in the old one; so providing positive examples of your previous experience is critical. Therefore, you need to examine your past performance in a way that will empower you to handle these questions in a professional and competent manner.
This is where I can help. I have extensive experience of interviewing professionals at all levels, from students to senior executives across a number of industries, both in the private and public sectors.
In addition to my recruitment role, I am also a qualified Personal Performance & Corporate and Executive Coach and apart from working with you on your interview technique, I can help you with developing confidence and the 'winning' attitude that will make it easier for you to get any job you want!
I have been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine, interviewed for Financial Times and Management Today and contributed to a number of blogs. I have spoken at career events and have written 2 books related to job search and successful interviewing.
In my recruitment role I have helped a large variety of international executives find the right roles to meet their specific skill sets and progress to more rewarding roles with a consequents improvement in earnings. As a direct result of this I decided to further expand my coaching programs to include executives at any level looking to improve their careers and earnings.
As a senior recruiter, I worked closely with HR departments and Senior Management, and was often privy to confidential discussions about why people get promoted and why they do not. I've discovered that working hard and having the right skills are not enough to get that promotion or job you're looking for. I've seen too many smart, hard working professionals be unhappy with their careers because they don't know how to promote themselves. Helping professionals discover and communicate their unique value, and engage in effective self-promotion are the keys to getting ahead and the driving force behind what I do.