ICAEW has teamed up with Simon Gray, ICAEW Chartered Accountant, former recruiter and author of ‘Super Secrets of Successful Executive Job Search’, to create a series of podcasts offering expert insights in how to find and secure the finance job you want.
In a highly competitive industry, such as accountancy, knowing how to write a CV and basic interview techniques are not enough to succeed in securing your dream job.
A sophisticated understanding of the job market, an appreciation of how your mindset impacts the roles you apply for and the ability to effectively network, both online and offline, are crucial skills, according to Career Codex founder Simon Gray, FCA.
In a series of 10 podcasts, Gray and guest speakers from recruitment and the business world explain their approach to a successful job search, giving you the tools to understand:
The 10 podcasts are available below and the series is also available on iTunes.
In this episode, Gray outlines his approach to finding success in the job market, as well as providing an overview of the tools you will gain throughout this podcast series and introducing himself and his guests who appear throughout the series:
|1||Getting started on your successful job search|
|2||The job market environment|
|3||The psychology of job search success|
|4||The importance of planning your job search|
|5||CVs that stand out and impactful cover letters|
|6||Getting in front of decision makers|
|7||The power of networking|
|8||Positioning yourself online|
|9||Delivering a first-class interview|
|10||Handling the offer and negotiation stage|
After starting his career at KPMG, Simon Gray, FCA, has spent more than 15 years working in recruitment. In 2013, following the publication of ‘Super Secrets of the Successful Jobseeker’, Gray set up Career Codex which offers training to jobseekers on how to take a different strategy to their job search and stand out from their peers. His latest book, ‘Super Secrets of Successful Executive Job Search’, was published in July 2015.
Sally Adams joined global engineering parts distributor Electrocomponents in 1996. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Electrocomponents has operations in 32 countries and an annual turnover of more than £1.2bn.
Andrew is Finance Director of Costa Enterprises, (part of Whitbread Group). He started his career at KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and as a Corporate Treasurer. He spent a year in audit before moving to Corporate Restructuring where he spent five years advising banks who had invested in companies which were underperforming.
Jonathan Firth has 20 years’ recruitment experience in the UK, with the last 10 years at PageGroup. While the majority of his career has been in finance recruitment, his experience at PageGroup includes assisting with building their search business and running their legal recruitment business across the UK.