Since the launch of the Career Centre we have had a huge volume of noth internal and external canddiates applying for roles and we have had a number of people asking about internal movement between different business units and countries, I thought it would be good to share one of the stories with our readers:
Among those who have put the website to the test with outstanding results is Martha Manoli who, until February this year, was manned sales administrator with G4S Greece. Having worked in security for 17 years, 10 of them with G4S, she felt ready to explore how the international security market worked. A position with the Group in the UK might be the answer.
With that in mind, Martha kept an eye on the G4S intranet where vacancies were regularly advertised and made several unsuccessful applications. She started to wonder what she was doing wrong. But with the launch of the G4S Career Centre, she realised, from the advice and tips it offers, that she was not following the best procedures.
“I had a strong CV and knew the working circumstances in UK but my cover letter was a disaster because it did not present who I am and what I can do. I learned this from the website’s ‘10 things that will help you get hired’ and also ‘Your Personal Statement’. “I followed the instructions with reverence and made the appropriate corrections to my cover letter,”
Martha explains. “Three applications were enough to get me an interview and I was well prepared, having also read the advice offered by the website: “Five tips to help you in your next interview”. The interview went very well and after a few days Martha received a congratulatory e-mail. She is now planning her relocation, to become administration manager with G4S Integrated Services in the UK.
Anyone looking for help and advice on CV writing and interview best practise can get access to all our interview resources once they have registered with the career centre.
With thanks to Martin Sayers