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Looking for Career Advice?

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Are you looking for career advice? Do you need help getting interviews for your next career move? Are you rejected after attending interviews?

Summit Recruitment & Search are offering a free career counselling on the last Wednesday of every month (except December 2016). The session for this month will be on 23rd Wednesday 2016 between 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.

We want to assist you in reaching your goals and we believe this would be a great way for you to ask any questions you may have an receive advice from any of our highly experienced consultants.

Contact us now to book your appointment. “First come, first serve basis!”

Email: hr@summitrecruitment-search.com 

Phone: +254 713 461 279

We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Hidden Art of Selling

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Your job title may not necessarily put you in the front line of Sales and Business Development but for today’s professional it is essential to hone in on your sales prowess in order for you to sharpen your communication skills and fuel that all important growth within the business. Below are three easy to implement mindset changes to help you stand out from the crowd.

Elevate your thinking

I can’t begin to tell you how many people I meet that have a negative perception of sales professionals and Recruitment Consultants in particular (just check your LinkedIn feed!). Unfortunately there are certain people that do not understand why someone would want to work in the industry or that being in sales was indicative that you couldn’t find a career elsewhere.

My belief is that to be truly successful in sales you need to look at it from a completely different angle. The very best salespeople focus on helping others get to where they want to go.

In recruitment for example you only succeed when you help others achieve their goal, from a clients perspective you have solved a skill gap issue which will allow them to achieve their business targets and the candidate has landed their dream move with an organisation aligned with their career aspirations.

Tip – Elevate your thinking and identify the wider impact of your sales activity.

Question Time

The very best salespeople I have worked with always lead with intelligent, probing questions. I know there are a billion articles online highlighting the importance of questioning however it really is key to becoming a more effective communicator and salesperson.

Effective questioning does two things, firstly you display a level of humility that will serve you positively in any interaction. Secondly and most important of all you will start to receive key information that your competitors could only dream about. It is truly powerful for both parties when great questions are being fired around in a sales presentation.

Tip – Prior to your next sales meeting do your research and ensure you come prepared with great open questions to get under the hood of your clients needs.

The Problem Solver

One easy way to make you stand out from your competitors is to become obsessed with solving your client’s problems whilst at the same time delivering real value in your market place. You will see that salespeople within your organisation who are at the top consistently do not look at a prospect as a sale; they look at it as an opportunity to solve a problem.

You should be utterly obsessed with solving your client’s problems, and when you start to do this regularly your business and life will transform.

You will be known as the problem solver not the salesperson.

Published by: Sue Withers – Managing Director

What are the basic elements of a good C.V?

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We aren’t born knowing how to write a great CV, so it’s up to you to find out for yourself how to get the basics right. From font size and format to photos and filling in the gaps, there is a certain etiquette that should rarely be broken. Recruiters and employers receive constant streams of applications – don’t let a basic mistake send yours straight to the bottom of the pack.

Below is a guide that answers 6 crucial questions:

1) How long should a CV be?

When it comes to length, try to think of your CV as a tasty appetizer that will get people coming back for more.
It should be around 2 pages long to ensure that you get your message across quickly, without dragging on like an old encyclopedia, boring employers and recruiters.
If you feel your experience is as good as gold (and listing it all will make you a shoe-in for the job), don’t worry too much about going over. Just be sure to keep it at 3 pages or less.

2) What font should I use in my CV?

The saying ‘keep it simple stupid’ exists for a reason and is unquestionably a principle that applies here.
Use a simple font that looks professional and is easy for recruiters and employers to read. For example (Tahoma, Times New Roman and all time favorite Cambria).
Size matters too – you can’t go wrong if you stick around the 10/12pt mark.

3) Should I include a photo on my CV?

Generally speaking, your best profile picture didn’t grace its presence on your CV.
Unless you are applying for an acting or modelling job (which would most likely specifically request photographs), there is no need to include one on your CV. It will take up space that could be better used with text that demonstrates the value of hiring you. Show them how you’re so much more than just a pretty face.

4) Should I hide employment gaps on my CV?

Take the guesswork out of your CV.
You don’t want recruiters or employers scratching their heads trying to fill the gaps themselves, so if you have long periods of unemployment you should be up front and explain them. Keep this short and sweet, after all, it’s just to let them know what was keeping you occupied during that time.
Ideally use constructive reasons such as personal projects, study or travelling.

5) Should I include interests on my CV?

As a general rule, only include interests if they are relevant to the roles you are applying for and will make a positive impact on your applications.
If you feel including your passions or pastimes adds to the profile you want to show your employer, put them in, but don’t get too carried away. Always keep it as professional as possible.

6) Should I include my date of birth on my CV?

Age is only a number, right?
Employers do not make recruitment decisions based on a candidate’s age, so there’s no need to include your date of birth.

For C.V writing tips and advice, contact us today;
Phone: +254 (0) 707 293 147 / +254 (0) 713 461 279
Email: info@summitrecruitment-search.com  
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