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Ditch The CV For Candidates


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Ditch The CV For Candidates


It may feel that as a candidate, your ability to change the way you get hired or managed is highly limited, but that’s not true. Organisations want the best talent, those that are going to drive the company forward and lead it into the future - but they don’t always know where that talent is. The more you can identify ways to raise your profile and lift yourself above the CV database, the more you can influence their choices. In most cases, they don’t pick you because they can’t find you.

Whether you are looking to change your career path, push for promotion or get back into a working life after a career break, the Ditch the CV approach can help you find the opportunity that is right for you.

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Ditch the CV - Back To Business


Ditch the CV - Back To Business


Are you applying for jobs and not getting any response, past the initial "we've got your application" email?

Are you frustrated by long application forms, multiple application forms - and they still ask you for your CV?

Do you despair that at the same time you are told to use a standardised CV format, you are also told that the only way to get the job is to offer something unique?

The CV is not the best way of showing what you are capable of.

It can only show what you have done before and that has a few problems:

- maybe you are newly out of college or university, and don't have a career past with which to dazzle them;

- maybe you have been doing the same roles over and over again for years and you are ... so ... bored

- maybe you left work for a while to have a family and allow the human race to continue - but you now have to 'explain' the gap.

While your past may show that you have some experience, it doesn't give an accurate account of your potential or what you are capable of doing.  If you have experience but hate the job, you're not going in particularly motivated.  And if you have never done the job but you are keen and eager and have the right approach to what the job requires - sorry, you didn't even get through the front door because of that dreaded lack of 'experience'.

I realise I'm fighting a battle on multiple fronts - I need both companies and candidates to change their approach to the recruitment and line management processes.  But one can influence the other and if candidates start to present themselves as being more than 2 sheets of A4, we can convince companies that it is worth the effort of doing something different.

In the 90 minute session, we will:

  • Briefly review your CV to see what is on there that is of use and valuable;
  • Includes the use and analysis of the innovative organometric test, The GC Index(c), which analyses the type of impact you can make to an organisation and what kind of contribution is going to inspire you.
  • Discussion of career goals and aspirations, the importance of work life balance
  • Start to create a personal profile which indicates everything a recruiter needs to know YOU.
  • Tools and techniques for taking this information to recruiters and hiring managers, so they can see the value you can add to the team

The CV is unfortunately not going anywhere soon, but through this session you can show why you deserve to be treated as more than just another applicant.

There is then an option of a further 6 week program to reinforce and guide you on using the personal profile.

 

Prices: £200 for the first session; £750 for the 6 week program

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Ditch the CV for Career Growth


Ditch the CV for Career Growth


Arrive at work, bag down, coat off and job site open. Have you made trying to escape your current job part of your routine at work?

Has searching recruitment sites become your immediate reaction to dealing with the stress, strain or boredom of your job?

You do your job well, you get lots of praise from colleagues yet your manager doesn’t acknowledge it - and you’ve been passed over for promotion.  What else do you have to do to get noticed?

Being a woman and ambitious can be hard when everyone has an opinion on why you are not  ready to progress - you’re too young (no-one will take you seriously), you are going to have babies soon (you can’t be career focussed and broody at the same time), you’ve had babies (you must be thinking of picking your children up from childcare, not your job), you have been out of the job for too long to raise your children, you’re too old …  

What happened to looking at whether you can do the job?

You are getting asked to attend lots of interviews, but you keep going blank, you are so keen to give the correct response, the killer answer, that you don’t actually pick up what the interviewer wants and you fail to impress.

You dread interviews, especially the question “So why should you get the job?”

You know you can do the job, you know you can meet the challenge of a new job with new expectations, but you can’t think of a clear way of proving it.  Without the experience already, how can you possibly show that you would be a success - but how do you get that experience if no-one will give you a chance to learn?

It’s not a glass ceiling you’ve hit - it feels more like a concrete ceiling with barbed wire and guards.

You want to get a senior role, you want to step up - and your company says it encourages mobility and promotion opportunities - yet your management are not suggesting you push for it - in fact, they are actively stopping you from doing it!  How do you push past a manager who blocks your growth?

Everyone seems to know how to deal with office politics - except you.  You know it is harming your career - you watch others get opportunities while you get ignored, seeming to prove that it is not what you know but who you know that gets you ahead.

You can be ambitious and confident of your abilities, yet not able to translate that into true progress in your career.

You can feel that you being deliberately held back, pushed to the back of the promotion list.  You may think that you know why - too ambitious, not ambitious enough, too pushy, not pushy, being female / a mother / young / old.  The fact is that your career will progress after you realise one thing - that nobody else is going to see your potential if you don't show it.  There are no barriers that cannot be blasted through by understanding your true value to the industry you work in. 

By being able to define your value and contribution, you can achieve greater levels of success than ever before.  You will have a solid game plan of how to revitalise and relaunch your career in the direction of your choosing, challenging any preconceived ideas or unconscious bias that you may face.

Working with me, it’s less glass ceiling and more the sky’s the limit!

Confidently and knowledgeably, I will assess your current role against your ambitions and decide whether the right path is with your current organisation or you need a new role with new energy and opportunities.  I will show you how to build an effective network, setting up key connections and relationships that will support your growth for many years to come.  I can show you ways to break the barriers you face at work, whatever they may be by focussing on what you can do and ignoring what you are told you cannot.

Be the creator and powerhouse behind your own success - I will show you how.

In the 90 minute session, we will:

  • Briefly review your CV to see what is on there that is of use and valuable;
  • Includes the use and analysis of the innovative organometric test, The GC Index(c), which analyses the type of impact you can make to an organisation and what kind of contribution is going to inspire you.
  • Discussion of career goals and aspirations, the importance of work life balance
  • Start to create a personal profile which indicates everything a manager needs to know YOU and your ambitions.
  • Tools and techniques for taking this information to managers, so they can see your value and you can get their buy-in on your career goals.

There is then an option of a further 6 week program to reinforce and guide you on using the personal profile.

Prices: £200 for the first session; £750 for the 6 week program