• Looking for a New Job? Think Outside the Box!

    Career Consultant Chloe Brassey offers exclusive advice on developing your job search.

    “Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a sharp knife to it” Banksy

    There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a hard year for job hunters. As a career coach I have witnessed the struggle first-hand. However – if you think outside the box when navigating the job market, you will definitely INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF SUCCESS. Are you a graduate? Have you been made redundant? Do you dream of a career change? I can help!

    Here are my top ‘thinking outside the box’ tips:

    USE YOUR INITIATIVE 

    Instead of waiting for jobs to come to you – go to them. Draft a list of companies that you would like to work for and research the most appropriate person to send your CV and a short covering letter to. This letter should explain why you want to work for them and how you would be a valuable asset.

    LEVERAGE ON YOUR EXISTING PROFESSIONAL NETWORK 

    Share with your LinkedIn network that you are looking for a new job or embarking on a career change. You’ll be surprised by the positive reaction you will receive. Recently I have seen a lot of people on my LinkedIn feed sharing an honest account of why they are looking for a job, what they are looking for and asking for help or recommendations.

    BE INNOVATIVE 

    One of my favourite tips as a career coach is to create a short video of yourself explaining who you are, what your skillset is and why a potential employer should hire you. Then post it on LinkedIn or email it to your network.

    BROADEN YOUR SEARCH

    Search far and wide for jobs online. From the usual sites like LinkedIn, Monster and Indeed to Gumtree and Escape the City.

    REACH OUT TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS 

    Your personal network should not be overlooked when looking for a new job or a career change. As a career counsellor I always encourage my clients to explore every avenue.

    UTILISE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITIES

    Join online communities or relevant member groups to engage with professionals in relevant industries for your job search.

    About Chloe:

    Chloe is a career coach with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades.  She has worked in recruitment and coaching across a broad range of sectors and industries.  Clients have ranged from top investment banks to high profile entrepreneurs, leading international food manufacturers and the worlds most recognised luxury brands. She is also a qualified Thomas International PPA Practitioner and a Licensed Firework coach. 

    Having been a Director of several businesses she has mentored and trained large teams as well as developing and coaching candidates on a 1-2-1 basis.  Chloe is an expert Career Coach helping people to make the best choices in their search for the right job. From graduates to young professionals and returning to work parents, she will devise a bespoke program for each client so that the ‘job of finding a job’ will be much easier and deliver results. With such an extensive background she has an amazing network and is highly credible.

    Email kate.f@hollandparkeducation.com to enjoy a FREE initial consultation with Chloe and understand how she might support this all-important career development!

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