Introducing the Bishop Partners' Blog: For All Things Recruitment and Media Related!

Bishop Partners - Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hi everyone,

 

I am launching our blog next week and I would like to introduce myself to you.

My name is Natalie, I work for Bishop Partners as Research and Social Media Manager. A native Londoner, I graduated from Sussex University with a UK Law degree and have an international background; studying and working in the UK, California and New York.

Working here at Bishop Partners, I have learned a lot about the recruitment industry, specifically at the executive level. I have created and helped run our new career consulting service, FastForward. It is a small group class focusing on career development; personal brand creation, resume assistance and how to use social media in your job search.

Here are three important facts I have learned from my time running our FastForward service:

1.)    Understanding your personal brand is of upmost importance when you are considering a change in career or career advancement in your current field. Creating your brand involves self reflection on what differentiates you as an employee, what makes you tick? These characteristics affect how you tackle situations at work, and are the reasons someone will want to hire you. Your personal brand statement markets your unique selling points, so it is critical to get it right if you want the best fit with a new opportunity.

2.)    Never underestimate the power of a good resume. No matter what career stage you are in, you need a current resume written and ready! Whenever you are promoted or change your job, update it and put it away. Although we now have online resources such as LinkedIn, recruiters still greatly value the good old fashioned resume which gives you the opportunity to present your brand statement on paper.

3.)    Use social media to your advantage. There are multiple ways to market yourself and get your name out there for future job opportunities. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and blogs can all be used to show your expertise in your field. Tip: Make sure your LinkedIn page is 100% up to date, and post activity often!

My series of blogs will cover career advice on career transition, mentoring, resume tips and marketing yourself on social media.

Next week: Career Transition.

Thanks for reading and I hope you will come back for more advice in career advancement!

 

Natalie Ngu

Research and Social Media Manager

Bishop Partners http://bishoppartners.com/

Natalie@BishopPartners.com