I have scanned thousands of CVs and have found one common reason why so many of them get rejected. This...READ MORE
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Below is my journey of inspiring good people to take control of their careers and make a positive impact. I describe my journey from formatting CVs for blue collar workers to secure new jobs in South Yorkshire to optimising the careers of Senior Directors for Fortune 500 Companies.
From 2017 to 2018, I had the opportunity to partner with a company in Sheffield, UK and supply blue collar workers. As I reviewed their applications, I was struck by the diversity in the way they presented themselves. Some CVs were handwritten, others were typed with an all-capital and all-bold font, and still others used an online system that formatted them terribly. This made me realize that our local job seekers needed help.
I knew then that I had to act. I founded Sheffield Talent Solutions to support local blue-collar workers gain employment. To help them as best I could, I learnt everything about personal branding, career branding, and career development. I read every book, attended numerous courses and workshops, and engaged with global thought leaders. I then combined what I learned with my 10 years of experience recruiting for leading global companies to create best practices, which empowered people to attain paid jobs across South Yorkshire.
Then came the pandemic. The world went remote, and my international network of professionals needed help too. Many were made redundant and had to manage a tremendous amount of stress and uncertainty. I knew then that I had to support a bigger audience and offer more modern solutions to my network of professionals and executives. I began to support professionals in Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy.
Relying purely on word of mouth, my reputation continues to grow internationally, and I am now supporting professionals in over 20 countries across Europe and North America.
I am thrilled to announce that I was awarded Most Supportive Career Branding Service at The Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2022. The Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2022 recognises the growing importance of ethical and environmentally conscious business practices worldwide.
What’s next? We cannot predict the future, but what we do today will prepare us for tomorrow. I have rebranded to Your Career Optimizer to empower more professionals around the world to take control of their careers and achieve their career goals.
My mission is to support professionals to build their career brands, showcase their skills, and create meaningful career opportunities. My vision is to create a world where everyone has the skills and resources they need to pursue their career dreams and make a positive impact in the world.
Let’s work together to build a better future for all of us.
Simply put, it’s aligning your life goals and ambitions to your career and achieving more sooner. I empower you to write your own narrative with forward-looking career branding. You are not telling story about what you have done, but why you are the right person. By making the right choices today, you can:
Achieve more in your career.
Have a fulfilling career.
Have a career to be proud of.
I have spent the last 10 years supporting companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to find and the best talent around the world.
During this time, I have:
Scanned and reviewed more than 26000 CVs.
Conducted over 7000 interviews.
Secured new jobs and promotions in 20 countries across 3 continents.
For the past 4 years I have been developing best practices and solutions to help good people have great careers and have developed 3 Career Coaching Programmes suitable for all professionals.
Are you interested in working with me?
Best of luck,
Your Career Optimiser | Certified Leadership and Management Consultant
Winner of Most Supportive Career Branding Service 2022