When I left this job (without having another one to go to – a big mistake!) as I wanted to figure out what I really wanted to do, I did not expect being unemployed for almost a year…
I thought with some PR and marketing experience, I’d find a job pretty easily. How wrong I was – I must have received over 30 rejection letters in the first couple of months. I did not understand what I was doing wrong.
After a friend who had some recruitment experience, suggested I make some changes to my resume, I suddenly started getting interviews! I did well in some of them, not so well in the others, but after several interviews, my skills have definitely improved and I started getting second interviews, however I still did not manage to secure a job offer.
I was looking for a job by applying for jobs on online job boards, and I’ve also dealt with recruitment consultancies. I was not impressed with most of them, only 2 or 3 who actually took some interest in what I wanted to do.
I did not get any help at this stage, as I thought I should not spend money when I did not have a job, but in reality, I’ve lost out on a lot of income, not to mention time and confidence by not working for 10 months. If I only got some professional advice on my CV/resume and interviewing technique, I believe I would have got a job at least 6 months sooner…
These experiences have made me want to go into a recruitment as I knew I could do a much better job than most of the people I came across during my job search. Since I’ve made that decision, I got a new job pretty quickly and for the last 10 years I have recruited thousands of people for major American corporates and over the last 7 years coached hundreds using the unique knowledge gained on the other side of the desk.
I have extensive international experience of interviewing professionals at all levels, from students to senior executives across a number of industries, both in the private and public sector. I am also experienced in working with prospective MBA students.
Crucially I understand how HR and Talent departments work, what they’re looking for and what turns them off.
I am also a qualified Personal Performance & Corporate and Executive Coach and can help you with developing confidence and the attitude that will make it easier for you to get any job you want.
I’ve been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine, interviewed for The Financial Times and Management Today and contributed to a number of blogs. I have spoken at many career events and have written 2 e-books related to job search and successful interviewing.
My clients get the roles they want – this work is transformative.