HR Coffee Time
HR Coffee Time
Nov 5, 2021
013 | How to get a senior-level HR role, with Craig Elvin
Play • 37 min

Searching for your next senior role can feel daunting. You know you’re ready to take the next leap in your career, but you’re unsure how to go about it.

In this HR Coffee Time podcast the host, Fay Wallis, talks to Craig Elvin from Executive Heads about how to start planning the transition into moving to a senior role using your CV, the importance of LinkedIn and networking and how to make the most out of working with Recruiters and Headhunters.

Key Points From This Episode

[01:03] Introduction to Craig Elvin, Executive Search Consultant from Executive Heads specialising in placing people at senior levels.

[03:04] What is classed as a senior role

[04:56] Advice for those in senior roles who want to take the next step up

[06:30] How long should someone plan for moving into a senior role

[07:55] How to start planning the transition into a senior role

[09:21] Tailoring your CV to show your expertise and experience

[10:52] The challenges that can be faced when compiling your CV and showing your experience and how to overcome those

[13:50] How companies are using the platform to recruit at a senior level

[15:40] Tips and advice on optimising your LinkedIn profile to come at the top of search results for senior roles using keywords

[18:15] Positioning yourself on LinkedIn by posting content

[23:16] Why building a network is important for transitioning to senior-level roles

[25:43] Utilising the hidden job market and why not to just focus on applying for jobs online

[28:33] Thinking about the companies you want to work for and connecting with them

[30:11] Working with Recruiters and Headhunters

[30:25] Developing the right relationship with your Recruiter

[33:53] Craig’s book recommendation – "Legacy" by James Kerr

[34:58] How to get in touch with Craig

Useful Links From This Episode

• Review the HR Coffee Time podcast on Apple Podcasts

• Connect with Fay on LinkedIn

• The Bright Sky Career Coaching website

• Email Craig

• Connect with Craig on LinkedIn

• Executive Heads Website

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If you're kind enough to leave a review, please do let Fay know so she can say thank you. You can always reach her at: fay@brightskycareercoaching.co.uk.

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