Jobseeking in tough times
The last couple of years have been very tough economically, and particularly difficult for jobseekers. The bright side is that companies will always be on the lookout for talented individuals to ensure their business is one of the trailblazers to emerge from the recession, so there will always be great opportunities out there, particularly for those who are thought leaders in their sphere.
If you’re a senior HR practitioner looking for a job now, it can be tough as many of these opportunities are not advertised due to being part of a confidential change programme and, if they are, job boards and agencies mean that even at senior level businesses are inundated with CVS and it’s hard to stand out from the crowd.
As a career counsellor, much of my time has been spent supporting individuals to identify opportunities which aren’t on the open market and market their achievements effectively so that they will find the right career move for them.