Deciding to move your career forwards is an easy decision to make. Knowing how to do it – and making those vital steps – is part of the process towards improving your work prospects.
For me, I found it difficult to find an advertised vacancy that was an ideal match to my skillset, so I went back to the drawing board and thought about the real skills and experience that I can offer my new employer. I made a target list of companies, attended meetings with those companies, identified the role for me – and here I am! A day in the life of a new recruit at Oakstone…
Meeting the Team
It’s important to give the right impression to your colleagues. This is the beginning of what could be a long term working relationship, so the key is to remain professional, friendly and engaged. This seemed to go quite well.
I have come from a 10 year employed position in an extremely small office with Radio 2 playing quietly in the background; consultants came in and cracked on with their work with little interaction with each other. At Oakstone it is quite the opposite. The team are flowing with energy and the phone is ringing every 10 minutes. There is no need for a radio as the consultants here tend to share conversation in song, displaying some well-rehearsed harmonies. I think I may be singing my words as well by the end of the day.
I don’t like to put too much pressure on myself too soon, but already I feel I want to be accepted by the team, and like any other sales role, once you make that first deal, naturally you will have proved all those reasons you sold yourself for during interview. So, starting to put the cogs in motion, I begin reaching out to old contacts and spreading the word about my new role.
Taking on board new systems and new processes can all be a bit daunting, but Oakstone have given me a great welcome, and have provided all the support I need to continue to be a successful consultant in my new role within the company.
So here’s to a new future: a new company, new prospects, new relationships, new managers, new systems, a new job, new colleagues, and a new challenge.
If you are looking for something new, I hope I have inspired you. Review your skills, target your potential employers effectively, and sell yourself honestly. Oakstone can help you to do this, saving you time, opening doors, arranging your interviews and supporting you to take the right step in your career.