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Don’t fall at the first hurdle – How to make your CV stand out

If you’re lifting your head from day to day operations to put together a CV, it is highly likely you’ve got itchy feet. Are you thinking about your future? A good CV is worth the investment of your time and can make the difference between getting the role of your dreams or falling at the first hurdle. So how can you make your CV stand out?

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Furthering Your Career Through Sponsoring

Being a sponsor for high potential talent within your organisation doesn’t just benefit them – it also helps you further your career. Research shows that senior managers with protégés are 53% more likely to have received a promotion. Despite this, many executives are reluctant to take on a sponsor, seeing it as an additional burden on their already stretched time or are unable to differentiate between sponsoring and mentoring. With this in mind we invited Sylvia Hewlitt, economist and author of fourteen critically acclaimed books to speak to an audience of Senior HR leaders on how to use sponsorship to drive business results.

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How to Master your Next Move

Up to 40% of business leaders onboarded into new roles will leave the organisation within 18 months. Successfully managing career transitions is an area that warrants investment. At our event in partnership with the Harvard Business Review and Sova Assessment, Michael Watkins, author of Master Your Next Move: The Essential Companion to The First 90 Days, explained the eight common transition challenges leaders face, how to set up leaders for success during onboarding and how to successfully manage your own career transitions.

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Advancing Your NED Profile

Considering a potential future career as an NED? You’re not alone! Many executives start to think about a potential transition from executive roles into non-executive roles once they reach a certain point in their career. With that in mind, we recently welcomed over seventy executives to an event run in partnership with PA Consulting on the topic of advancing your NED Profile.

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Is Your Next Job A Poisoned Chalice Or Dream Ticket?

When it’s time for a career move, many high-calibre candidates often have a number of job offers and will ask our advice on which to take. Sometimes the opportunity to prove yourself by sorting out ‘a mess’ is a sure way of adding some sparkle to your CV. But how do you distinguish between the role that will shoot you to even greater glory and the one which turns out to be a career killer?

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A Guide To Launching A Successful Plural Portfolio Career

In this piece, we speak to three of our senior partners about how to launch a successful plural career. Between them, they have more than fifty years’ experience in recruiting senior executives and Board level directors for large listed businesses and PE backed private businesses and have helped many executives follow the path to a plural portfolio career.

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Should I Take The Job? 4 Simple Questions To Help You Decide

At Savannah Group we work hard, take pride in what we do and are diligent and honest in our assessment of candidates. We know better than most that finding real talent is hard. Finding real talent with increasingly narrow parameters in a highly competitive market is even harder. Finding the rare individual who is willing to move from the company in which they are in and (no doubt) well looked after is even more difficult.

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How To Do A Great Interview

The purpose of this document is to help you understand in greater depth what a headhunter is generally trying to get out of an interview and to give you some hints and tips on the do’s and don’ts of what and how you present at that interview.

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From HRD to CEO: How New HR Career Paths Are Emerging

For modern knowledge-based organisations, it is talent and not capital and raw materials that have become the most important asset and the key to competitive advantage. This elevation of the talent agenda means that the personal traits and leadership styles of the best HR Directors are increasingly converging with those of their CEOs.

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Is The CFO – CEO Relationship The Strongest Around The Board Table?

We see a continuous evolution in the CFO’s remit, which is expanding to become much more about judgement and commercial contribution. Boards will continue to rely on the CFO for risk analysis, but they will also expect them to see the implications through a commercial as well as a financial lens.

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