Get me out of the box! – what are your transitional skills?

In recruitment you see not only a CV and someone’s history but you also talk about the future, a full picture of where they are and where they want to be.  Usually that simplifies recruitment as you simply introduce people the right opportunities. But what happens when you meet someone who needs something new, someone who is so far typecast into a particular area or with the skills people desire so badly, agencies do nothing but talk about the jobs you don’t want!

It’s time to get out the box! Typecasting is common place but its not unnatural either to want to carve out a new career. You’ve already done what you’re good at, but what about doing what you’ve always wanted. Easy enough if you don’t mind an apprentice salary but that’s not often feasible. There is a way out though and it’s all about timing and commitment

To paraphrase Einstein himself, no one wants to hire a fish to be a tree surgeon, but a fish with a chainsaw…well I’ve not seen that before, I’m intrigued.

Make a plan:

  • Use your CV or start from scratch and list every duty you currently do.
  • Highlight your favourite parts of the day, your worst parts and your key sklls (those that no one else outside your team can offer)
  • Take your key points and research, find ways to expand your knowledge in these areas

After completing the above of course you may find you don’t need to move, that your place of work wasn’t the problem but rather that you want to do more! When you eventually apply for that great job you couldn’t of dreamed of getting an interview for, not only are you there, with more rounded experience, perhaps some qualifications on the side and experience that will impress you also can bring so much more to a business, one of the most well-rounded team members in the company.

It’s about timing, you want to spend the rest of your life as an accountant, the next 6 months putting a plan in place is not a bad idea, never rush a career choice, take your time and draw up the unbeatable plan that no one else has thought of! Contact Oliver Shalvey today to discuss your career and where you want to be.

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