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Hi everyone. I am calling on the knowledge and experience of all members to offer up some career advice for me. I have been involved in training (t.n.a., design, delivery & evaluation) for over 10 years and am currently a senior t&d advisor. I am desperate to move on to a new role and feel that I am ready to step into a training managemnt role. There is a chance within my current employment to gain some managemnt experience over the next couple of months although I feel I need to look elsewhere for a permanent opportunity. Can anyone offer any advice or suggestions? Where (if anywhere) should I post my CV? What are the essential websites etc? Your help will be greatly appreciated, many thnaks
J
Julie Grundy

2 Responses

  1. Feedback
    It might be hard, but first it might be worth approaching you current employer and asking them what it is that would or would not make you a succesful training manager within their organisation. (That will give you some useful hints on what you need to work on when you are succesful).

    Many people recommend the softly, softly approach to finding a new position – talk to a couple of experienced HR consultancies work with them to develop your CV etc. (Frazer Jones in Leeds are very good, amongst others).

    I prefer to use the total opposite, I list my CV on every jobsite I can find – from Monster, Totaljobs, Jobsite, Jobserve, Fish4Jobs, among many others. I send it out to every recruitment consultant I can find too. It does mean wading through some rubbish as you go – many unsuitable offers etc. but it also gives you a very good opportunity to have a crack at anything suitable that comes up.

    Also search each board every day (most allow for automated searches anyway) and apply to every job you fancy – don’t rely on agencies/employers discovering your cv (even if they have already had it).

    Also try tapping into your personal network and seeing if anyone knows of anything coming up anywhere – personal intros go a long way today and will go even further in the future – it also gives you a better idea of what the culture etc. is like and whether you will fit.

    Good luck.

    Nik

  2. Career Focus
    Julie

    I’d strongly suggest you do not post your CV everywhere as potential employers may think “oh it’s her again” and overlook you as you’ve become part of the wallpaper. You say you’re “desperate to move on” so before you do something desperate, why not sit down and clarify for yourself what you’re looking for. What can you offer to a potential employer? What do you mean by training management – managing trainers or managing training provision? What kind of company you want to work with etc. This might help you focus your thoughts. Good luck

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