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Access Opportunities: Make Career Changes with the Right Talent Partner

Posted on April 2024 By Selby Jennings

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​Embarking on the search for a new role can be both daunting and exhilarating. In a world where job seekers outnumber the available opportunities, mastering the art of putting yourself out there and working with a talent partner can be key to new opportunities. In this blog, we'll explore essential tips and provide resources to guide you through the process of making a successful career move.

Understanding the Market

Researching New Industries and Job Markets

Before making a leap into a new role, conduct thorough research on the industries and job markets you're interested in. Explore the current trends, key players, and growth prospects. Utilize resources such as industry reports, market analyses, and professional associations to gain insights into the specific skills and qualifications valued in your target industry.

Networking and Building Professional Relationships

Networking is a cornerstone of successful career transitions. Attend industry conferences, webinars, and local industry networking events to connect with professionals. Platforms like LinkedIn provide an excellent opportunity to engage with industry leaders, join relevant groups, and participate in discussions. In-person events are a powerful method to get a clearer idea of what people think about their company culture and progression, helping you to narrow your search. These reputable organizations hold weekly and monthly professional networking events that boast attendees from across various industries:

Upskilling and Continuous Learning

In today's dynamic job market, upskilling is essential for staying relevant. Identify the skills required in your target industry and invest in continuous learning. Online platforms like Coursera, LinkedIn Learning, and Udemy offer a plethora of courses covering a wide range of skills. Continuous learning not only enhances your employability but also showcases your commitment to personal and professional growth.

✏️ ​Read more about the why's and how's of continued learning

Crafting a Compelling CV and Cover Letter

Your CV and cover letter are your personal marketing tools. Tailor them to showcase your transferable skills, achievements, and enthusiasm for the new career path. In order to showcase your achievements and responsibilities sound more impactful and engaging to hiring managers, use action verbs and quantifiable achievements to make your CV stand out. Seek feedback from mentors or talent consultants to ensure your documents effectively communicate your value proposition to potential employers.

​💡 View a list of action verbs and examples of quantified achievements

Why is it Important to Get Your CV to a Talent Consultant?

Roles May Not Be Posted as Job Advertisements

Many high-profile or confidential roles may not be publicly advertised or have yet to be published online for application submission. Recruitment consultants often tap into their existing networks or CV databases to identify suitable candidates for these exclusive opportunities. By actively submitting your CV to appear visible, you position yourself as a candidate ready for consideration in both public and confidential searches.

Always Aim to Be Top-of-Mind for Talent Consultants

Consultants often maintain a pool of candidates they consider for various roles, they are constantly prepared to pitch you as the best candidate for new openings in your industry. Regularly updating your CV and keeping in touch with your consultant contacts will give them a better idea of the roles you are trying to aim for. At the same time, they will share updates and intel about the industry's hiring activity.

Selby Jennings is Your Talent Partner

At Selby Jennings, we recognize the value of experienced professionals like yourself, and we are constantly on the lookout for individuals who embody excellence in the financial sciences and services industry.
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