I want to explore the market
It’s not the strongest of the species that survives nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.– Charles Darwin
Like all markets, the labour market can be cynical even if it is made up of people. Strategies can change, your peers might go abroad or move to another company. The same goes for your reports. You might have an argument with one of your managers and “miss the boat”. You might simply want something more, a change of scene, or a company with different values or with another type of management.
It’s not enough to have a cv, it’s not enough to respond to ads, it’s not enough to be 30, it’s not enough to know people …
You need a “strategy” to put all of the above elements together, introduce more elements and discover others still that are important in the labour market - and use them.
- Did you know that there isn’t just the Europass cv template?
- Did you know that there are other possible templates beyond a chronologically ordered cv that might be more suited to you?
- Did you know that attending an interview and not lying might not be a winning strategy?
- Did you know that professional networking is not just chitchat, gossip or requests for help …?
Moving successfully in the labour market is not an exact science, but there are a series of issues and details that can really make the difference. We are able to provide these in a methodical and bespoke manner depending on an individual’s requirements, thanks to decades of experience in the labour market. If you have just finished your degree we’ll need to think about different considerations and actions than if you were 50 year old or a mother returning to work after being on maternity leave or a professional who has been abroad for 3 years.
The first step involves preparing an inventory of what we have to offer in terms of actual capabilities (the technical name for this is a “skills assessment”), thinking not only of work but also about your life and as such what you’re able to do in your leisure time, sport and in terms of voluntary work and studies.
Another important step is keeping oneself informed about what’s going on in the world. I hate to say it, but not everyone pays attention to this. It means studying, reading, attending conferences, reading books and newspapers, blogs, ads.
The third step involves mapping out some possible paths: establishing some options that can then be examine fully. Should I go abroad or stay in Italy, study more or look for a job, take a year out to concentrate on my personal affairs, do I bide my time until the crisis finishes or do I look for a new opportunity. This involves establishing a series of options and then comparing them and putting them in order, in terms of feasibility, desirability, urgency…
What is needed to be successful in all these activities?
A director, a trainer, a coach, a senior… Aside from words and titles: a person that knows how it’s done and can advise you and accompany you along the way, without simply doing it for you.
This is not just chitchat: we use templates, examples, tests, interviews and provide a varied and extensive experience.