Monthly Archives: February 2011
Career Transition Services are talked about but what do they do?
For many it is a re-branding of outplacement services where candidates or their soon to be ex-employer are charged for strategic help in re-targeting the candidate in a new career.The fee which is large is charged up front on a credit card or to the corporate body and may be as much as £10,000 per person.This support is often too academic and not direct enough
Candidates in Career Transition need direct tactical support-factualand actual help!
If you are wishing to move from the public sector to the private sector? Want to find contract work or a job quickly? How to you make use of a support package without an upfront fee? You approach an organisation that makes its money through contracting you on a margin or one that charges training fees but with a no job no fee guarantee!Or a least a more reasonable fee below several thousand pounds.
Whether you wish to move from Permanent employment to Contract Engagement, from overseas to the UK ,from the Public Sector to the private sector or simply change industries moving into the contract market is usually the best way to achieve your goal! You will often receive many good reasons why you shouldn’t however, organisations such as BITE (contract) and Career Practice (permanent) offer a range of Transition services to help you succeed and secure a contract quickly.
Without Industry experience most CV’s are never considered, you need to maximise the opportunity of your CV being selected by clients! How?
Via Personal Branding and Clever Contract marketing gaining access to the hidden job market!
With your chosen company you need to:
- Obtain a consultation with your chosen career coach to establish your personal brand –who and what you are in the market
- Identify the right key words or long tail words to optimise your brand
- Produce your CV and place your details on the Contractors availability list.
- Advertise you on CV on sites like www.getitstaff.com or www.getacontractor.co.uk
- Network your availability through our contractor work force into the unadvertised job market
- Generally advertise your services in the UK contract market place.
- Build awareness of your availability on the Internet by expressing this each day in Groups and through a Social Network Marketing and P.R plan as well as via Mailing Lists.
- Leverage your brand in the Social and Professional networking arena via a one stop shop marketing specialist
- You need access to a exclusive specialist job search database and specialist leads client databases
- You need membership of contractors and job seeker network group with its network jobs and opportunities
Try to avoid the COSTLY INITIAL mistakes everyone makes by engaging professional help immediately and not after you have failed or had a tough time of things. Help to ensure you are successful in the UK marketplace with professional support and ask how long they have been in business.Look for a specialist that knows the UK market and helps you quickly, ensuring clients and agents quickly start calling you with potential contracts or jobs!
Successful Career Transition- 5 Simple points for contract candidates
Successful career transition is about doing the simple things well. Above all you need to be:
Flexible, not placing limits on locations within the UK- Stating you only want to work in central London will have an adverse on you while taking a wider geographical approach needs to be portrayed as flexibility rather than desperation.
Available, being easy to get hold of with a UK mobile voice mail with an excellent attractive message on it so agents and clients will feel you will attend to their message.Ensuring you are available for all interview dates and not placing restrictions on an agent- help him/her by making it easy. Also by updating your status throughout your network on a daily basis.
Organised, knowing exactly which jobs you have applied for when and what has been said to you.This is best achieved through an efficient database call logging process that ensures you know exactly where you are with your jobsearch.This protects you and ensures you are professional and look professional.
Intelligent, you need to be able to source the right opportunities in sufficient numbers to be successful.This means more that just applying for jobs through the right job boards. You need to access the hidden job market through Intelligent local job lead information and effective networking so that recruiters or clients approach you. You need to play a numbers game and ensure the rightdecision makers are aware of your skills, achievements and availability.Simply applying for a few jobs will leave you unlucky and frustrated. You should develop a network using linkedin of at least 150 suitable contacts and leverage this through your own P.R. and marketing network which will take you several evenings to set up see www.getaukjob.com for an example of such a plan in the news box on the home page.
Enthusiastic, and positive as it is amazing how many interviewers are faced by candidates who fail to indicate any emotion.This is often because the candidate fears enthusiasm will make them appear to desperate for a job, whereas the interviewer is looking for someone who indicates some interest even excitement over the job.Try to enjoy the whole experience and see it as a challenge that you can enjoy.