Related posts:No related photos. Twoyears ago, after being made redundant from a generalist/office manager role, Itook a pure recruitment job which lacks the challenges and variety I previouslyenjoyed. I have been trying to obtain a more generalist officer role but so farwithout success. I now have more than 13 years experience in this field and amfrustrated that I can’t seem to obtain another role. I am qualified toLicentiate CIPD. Do I need to complete my CIPD to succeed? I am prepared totake a cut in salary and am thinking about giving up my current job toconcentrate on CIPD study for nine months. Any thoughts?VictoriaWall, managing director, Victoria Wall AssociatesInthis current recruitment market it is not surprising you are struggling to finda generalist officer role. While 13 years of relevant experience is impressive,potential employers will focus on your current role when looking at your CV –and they may have other candidates who have more relevant recent experience. Iwould advise you to complete your CIPD, as it is a qualification that mostpotential employers seek when hiring an HR generalist. Thedecision to give up your job to study full-time would certainly show yourcommitment to HR to your next employer, but it is a big decision and woulddepend largely on your personal financial circumstances – the market may stillbe quiet when you have completed your studies. Youcould investigate studying part-time from your current role, as the demands ofstudying may provide you with the challenge and variety you are presentlymissing. PeterSell, joint managing director, DMS ConsultancyAlthoughcompleting the CIPD will not guarantee you success in your job search, it willhelp considerably. Whether you give up your job to concentrate on your studiesdepends on your personal financial circumstances, but it would certainlydemonstrate commitment to the profession for prospective employers.Youtalk about 13 years experience so your lack of success is not down to this. Itmight be useful to review your CV to ensure your HR experience is highlighted.Include some key achievements that are HR-related. How do you feel you aredoing with your interviews? Make sure that when you are unsuccessful you getfeedback on why you were not appointed. If it is due to technique, get someprofessional training.ClareJudd, HR consultant, Macmillan Davies HodesItis important to know whether you are being passed over at application orinterview stage. Assuming the former from your letter, you need to considerwhether your CV and cover letter are selling you in the right way. Do theydemonstrate your ability to make a contribution to the HR team and bottom lineof the business? For advice on this, you can visit our website (www.mdh.co.uk)and contact your local CIPD branch, some of which offer specific job-huntingsupport. Youalso need to consider the roles you are applying for. Do you have the necessarybackground and skill set? Some positions will require a CIPD qualification as a‘desirable’, and with the market being ‘candidate rich’ with fully qualifiedcandidates, you may be passed over in this instance. Frustration at not finding new roleOn 16 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 20-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Baldwin over the weekend.Nassau County police said a motorcyclist was riding his Yamaha westbound on Sunrise Highway when he crashed into the passenger side of an eastbound Dodge Journey that was making a left turn onto Central Avenue at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.The victim, who was ejected from the motorcycle, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity was not immediately released.The 71-year-old woman driving the SUV was treated for non-life threatening injuries.Homicide Squad detectives impounded both vehicles and deemed the crash to be an accident.