“PROFILE ENHANCEMENT” FOR PROFESSIONALS – ‘MUST’ DURING NORMAL TIMES AND “MORE” DURING BOOM AND DOWN TIMES:-
” IN A KNOWLEDGE WORLD OF BATTLEGROUND FOR RIGHT TALENTS “
If you do not want your CV to be pedestrian / run of the mill / to be ignored either during Normal /Boom / Lean times, one sure shot way of doing it, is through a continuous PROFILE ENHANCEMENT .We are not referring to cosmetic enhancement through various types of presentations ( A minimum level of a quality& acceptable presentation -look wise goes without saying) ,we are referring to the ‘substance’ in your CV , for which you are going to be Head-Hunted / short-listed / Recruited,Paid for&designated as per your requirements
1) THE SKILL GAP:-
– The basic approach in all the cases is to identify the key skills required for the positions you are aspiring for atleast in the short & Medium term ,with reference to your long-term “CAREER PLANNING”.This is not a one time exercise and will be an ongoing one, both on account of your modified / changing preferences and modification / changes in the skills inventory requirements ,due to evolving nature of JD’s due to various reasons. Then make a ‘skill inventory’ of your’s and ascertain the gaps.Ideally give weightage for each of the Skill requirements for best performance in the positions desired , so that based on the importance of each such skill to your future aspirations & the skill gap identified,you can prioritise & start your preparations for acquiring such skills/ Gaining knowledge to furthering your chances for your “DREAM JOBS”.
Pl ensure there is a long term CAREER PLANNING and supplemented by this ongoing skill gap exercise.
2) PREPARING AN UPDATED CV WITH EVERY SKILL ENHANCEMENT:-
In our more than 15+ years of our All-India presence in EXECUTIVE SEARCH,we have come across thousands of professionals who prepare a mundane CV,inspite of having a good profile,on various assumptions like 1)The Cv will become lengthy 2) The person going through the CV (on the assumption it will be seen by the person ,who indented the requirement)can infer many things based on the candidate’s organisation,his/her designation etc.As the cv may not get past the consultant/ HR dept /a total inference of the skills not possible even for a person from the industry,cv may not see the light of the day.Hence it is important that the CV has all key aspects of the professional’s profile well covered.There is a definite need for “REDRAFTING CV “,as an ongoing process,with every significant additions to the profile.
3) CREATING VISIBILITY:-
It is not sufficient to make efforts/actually acquire such skills and prepare a ‘REDRAFTED CV”,as only people receiving & going through the CV will get to know about it.There is a definite need to create a visibility for yourself ( both Digital / Online and offline medium) by having a good professional profile& being active in all online professional forum (Primarily “SOCIAL MEDIA” )& active participation in management associations/industry bodies etc
4) BEING RECOGNISED FOR EXPERT KNOWLEDGE :-
For certain specialised domains / Technical skills / very senior profiles etc,especially with Global market focus & Potential,the professionals need to go one step further by acquiring an “EXPERT TAG” along with the visbility, so that the visibility is not restricted to your country alone,but can take wings to all potential& relevant markets
Even though it will be possible to delve into more Depth & details in support of the mandatory need for universal & ongoing “PROFILE ENHANCEMENT” , we trust, we have made sufficient cause for ongoing “PROFILE ENHANCEMENT”