Your employees may need some help and support to understand the contemporary job market.
All the research suggests that people who are helped and supported are more likely to make a successful transition to their next destination. Bringing in outside help frees up Human Resources time and energy and shows the organisation is trying to help staff. It can also be a motivating factor for those ‘surviving’ a change management programme. For employees being involved in a restructure or being made redundant can be a very stressful period. Being able to talk to an independent and impartial careers professional helps to allay some of their fears and also allows employees to understand how the contemporary job market works. It also enables them to plan their future career direction.
Stirling Careers Consultancy
Stirling Careers Consultancy has worked with organisations which have had to restructure and to help staff reapply for their jobs in the new structure. Most staff had been at the organisation for number of years and they were unsure of the contemporary job market.
During the restructure staff had to reapply for their jobs and Stirling Careers Consultancy helped them with their applications for their new roles. Stirling Careers Consultancy helped them with their Curriculum Vitaes (CV) and interview techniques.
Sometimes it can be harder going for an internal vacancy than an external vacancy. Never assume the organisation / interview panel fully understand your current role. Also, they may not know what your full range of abilities and skills are so you need to sell yourself to the panel in the most effective way.
Top Tips on Curriculum Vitaes (CV) and Covering Letter / Email
Get the basics right (i.e., no spelling mistakes, grammar and punctuation mistakes)
Stick to two pages of no more than A4 size
Ensure the CV relates to role the you are applying for
Include a covering letter / Email addresses essential criteria highlighting skills and job roles relevant to the post you are applying for
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Make sure your skills, achievement stand out and our relevant to the role you are applying for
Top Tips on Interview Techniques
Accept invitation for interview and understand interview format and process
Re: Read through your notes, covering letter and CV or application form
Research as much as possible about the reorganisation and more importantly think about how you fit into it and what you can contribute to the new structure
Research and anticipate possible questions and practice with a careers professional, family member or friend
A simple technique for answering questions is:
Stirling Careers Consultancy will work with the organisation to put together a tailored programme of support for your employees.