Landing that once in a lifetime opportunity is easier said than done. Working with a recruitment consultant can greatly improve your chances of success. Here are a few tips to help you help your recruitment consultant help you secure your dream job…
Invest some time and energy thinking about the following things.
What do you want? What type of role, what level of seniority, what type of organization, what career progression and prospects, what package etc.
Where do you want it? Which jurisdiction(s) are most of interest.
Why do you want it? Often the most important questions and the most difficult to answer. See previous article based on Simon Sinek’s book ‘Start With Why’.
This may seem daunting but the returns will be well worth the time spent. The more specific you can be the better and more likely that the change you are looking for will manifest. Certainly your recruitment consultant will be much better informed to assist you.
Research your target market, industry and jurisdiction. Research employers in that target market. Research what qualifications, skills and experience are required and valued in that target market.
Choose a recruitment consultant that specializes in the type of role you are looking for in the locations you are interested in.
Make the most of that recruitment consultant’s knowledge and insight – ask questions. Communication is key in creating a consultative and ultimately successful recruitment process.
Be sincere and transparent. This will not only increase your credibility but also your chances of finding that dream job. If an opportunity isn’t attractive for any reason, say so. If you have already approached or already interviewing with employers, say so.
Let your recruitment consultant get to know you, your motivations and your ambitions. They will then be able to inform you of the most suitable roles making sure it is a good fit for you and the employer.
If your dream job is in the Cayman Islands, BVI, Bermuda or the Channel Islands, we are always happy to answer your questions.
Contact Highbury Consulting: Cayman: +1 345 3280555 London: +44 (0)20 8144 4576.
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