If so the story may go something like this...
You start by browsing various job boards whilst sitting on the train / bus on the way to / from work, you put in a couple of calls to people you have worked with previously and contact a good recruiter that you know.
First impressions count. When you only have 30-60 minutes with a potential employer they make up a big part of their opinion of you during the interview process. You will of course need to have the experience and attitude to match the requirements for the role, but your appearance can go a long way.
I meet with many project professionals, week in, week out, in my role here at Morgan McKinley and, being a dedicated Candidate Manager for the Projects and Change team, take a committed approach to ensuring my candidates get a great experience when looking for a role.
One of the key issues I come across from my clients is the various job lengths on a candidate’s CV. There are two general perceptions. Firstly, that if you stay too long in a role then you’re seen as lacking ambition but if you leave too regularly then you’re seen as a flight risk. It is a fine line to tread!
As I continue to liaise and meet with high calibre finance professionals wanting to advance their career, I note some individuals are still quite concerned about job title, and the impact it has on how they are perceived.
Putting together your resume is a time-consuming exercise, but one that is incredibly important and worth doing well. In order to secure the best role and beat the competition, you need to present your experience in the best way possible in order to secure an interview.