For the latest on the current job market and review of what employers are looking for, as well as top tips on working with headhunters, hear from our guest speakers as they shared their advice during this panel session:
- Jack Mulcahy is a recent graduate of the Business School's Global MBA programme, with over 10 years' of recruitment experience for leading financial services and fintech firms. He discusses how best to work with headhunters and recruitment consultants, including some very practical quick hacks to help you land that ideal job.
Jack stresses the importance of preparation when it comes to looking for a job, including asking your network for their experience of moving jobs in the last 12-18 months. He also advises to make sure you know which recruiters are active in the space you are interested in, and which website to track for best opportunities.
- Anthony Goodwin, Founder and Chairman Antal International, a global recruitment and talent solutions organisation, shares his wealth of knowledge and experience to give an overview of the global and UK recruitment market - those which are busy and currently active, as well as what attracts an employer. He discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the market, which industries have been resilient and grown through the pandemic, Microsoft for example, and those which have struggled.
- Tracy Ward, Executive Career and Leadership Coach, works with clients to define their personal brand and discover their competitive edge to drive their career forward with confidence.
She discusses the importance of career mobility which will become the norm, with on average 12 career moves in our lifetime and therefore the importance of having a robust career strategy to support this: "Your career must be viewed as a small business, with a strong brand and identity, and specifically an identity as a leader." This personal brand is focused on your reputation and this also includes your authentic values, your network and your value proposition.
The webinar also includes some great LinkedIn profile tips, including how to sell yourself with a focus on what ‘problems’ you can solve and the strength of your network - ‘quality over quantity’.
A full recording of the webinar can be viewed online.