4 Steps to career change success:  #3 Secure

4 Steps to career change success:  #3 Secure

This is the 4th in our series outlining how Newleaf supports our clients through career transition. In our last brief we highlighted the importance of achieving real clarity on what a next move should be.  Equipped with this, clients will be able to streamline their search and really focus on doing a brilliant job of securing those roles they do go for. If a client thinks that a great CV, strong track record and charming personality are enough to secure their next move – they need to think again.  The recruitment market is fast changing.  Most people we meet have not been in the job market for at least 3 years, and for some of our clients this is much longer.  Let’s just consider some of the changes that have happened in recent years: Increased use of social media sites Digital job boards and career sites LinkedIn Video interviewing On line psychometric tests Pre screening and testing on mobile devices Strengths based profiling and selection We try to equip our clients with an up to date understanding of the different types of recruitment processes that they may be subjected to in today’s recruitment market. From the very beginning, we encourage clients to consider their personal brand.  Determine what impact they want to create and what steps they are taking to achieve this. How do you present yourself in writing, on the telephone, face-to-face, both one on one and in groups? Dodgy e-mail addresses, rudimentary typing mistakes, unclear verbal communication and unfortunate personal presentation are all too common. Food stuck in teeth, ill fitting or inappropriate clothes and overpowering odours...

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