Blog - July 2020

  • Managing job offers and landing the right job for you

    Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    You’re almost there. After lots of planning, hard work and effort your next career move is within reach. But how do you know it’s the right job for you? As you go through your recruitment processes, keep on track by comparing each role against the four criteria from your career plan. If it becomes obvious that a company or role is not right for you, stop, don’t waste your time, withdraw and focus ...

  • Interview and Assessment Centre Techniques

    Posted on Monday, July 6, 2020 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    So, you’re ready to go. You have a thorough career plan and a winning CV. You are actively applying for jobs and engaging with the recruitment market. Now you’ve got to be ready for interviews and assessments. So much has been written on the subject of interview tips and advice. Online you’ll find a myriad of videos and posts from “The best five things to say in an interview” to “Five things ...

  • Applying for jobs. LinkedIn, Job Boards and Networking

    Posted on Friday, July 3, 2020 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    Applying for jobs. Where do you start? You've taken time to review your situation, clarified your four key strengths and the four things you want from your next career move. Then put a career plan in place and written a CV and a LinkedIn Profile which captures who you are: it’s now time to find the right career move for you. Looking for a job is time consuming, frustrating and can easily sap your ...

  • Preparing a Positive Career Plan

    Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2020 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    Before you’re tempted to apply for jobs and “spray and pray” your CV – stop, think and prepare a positive plan. Planning and preparation are vital ingredients of success. Elite athletes prepare and train for months or even years to ensure that they are ready to succeed at the most important moment. In your career to date I’m sure that you need to be well organised and plan your day and week to ...

  • Creating a winning CV and LinkedIn profile

    Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    In a previous blog I talked about the importance of taking time to reflect to understand more about your strengths and the roles you’ve enjoyed most. We’ve focused on your 4 key strengths and the 4 things you want from your next career move. Now we’re going to look at creating your CV and LinkedIn profile. In my 25 year FMCG recruitment career this is the topic that most people want to focus on. ...