Securing the next step on your career ladder

Assuming 2011 is a year of gradual economic recovery, with a corresponding increase in job vacancies, what do you think is standing between you and your dream job?

With so many careers treading water over the past couple years as job security grew in importance, the upturn is going to see considerable interest in jobs that represent genuine career progression, and if you plan to be among the candidates competing for these career-advancing roles, then understanding and acting on the hurdles between you and that job is a must.

We have experienced a dramatic rise in the number of individuals looking to invest in their careers by concentrating on becoming adept at deftly jumping those career hurdles by taking on the type of program usually reserved for outplacement clients.  Participants can choose the modules where they need the most assistance, which typically include:

  • Assessments of transferable skills & personal strengths
  • Developing a winning CV
  • Effective job search techniques (inc. networking & social media)
  • Performing well in interviews
  • Overcoming additional hurdles such as psychometric testing & assessment centres

It’s well known that people who utilise these types of structured programs find their next job in half the time than those using unstructured/ad-hoc approaches to changing jobs, simply by understanding what employers, recruitment consultants and those who may introduce you to potential employers (before that potential employer even know they need you) are looking for, and how to exceed their expectations.

If a career change is on the cards for you, or you can think of people who are either looking to advance their careers in 2011, or have been struggling to make headway in securing their next job, do get them to give us a call on 06 833 6465 or email.

One Response to “Securing the next step on your career ladder”

  1. Kazuyoshi Says:

    Hi, this is Alexandra Levit from the I am skeptical that older wkroers are especially valued in today’s workplace. I still see discrimination occurring fairly regularly, mostly when baby boomers interview for new jobs. However, I think the tide will start to change as boomers become the majority and there are simply fewer wkroers available. Also, a massive brain drain in the coming years will render the remaining older wkroers supremely qualified to serve as critical mentors for emerging leaders.

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