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Session 2B

15.30 – 14.30 Parallel Session 2B

"Marketing Your Skills – Getting That Promotion : the Role of Web 2.0"

Nicola Franklin – Sue Hill Recruitment

Marketing Your Skills – Getting That Promotion : the Role of Web 2.0

Nicola Franklin is currently Head of Recruitment at Sue Hill Recruitment & Services Ltd, managing the team of consultants and recruitment administrators and responsible for client service delivery. Prior to joining Sue Hill in 2001, Nicola was LIS Recruitment Manager for Phee Farrer Jones, and previously Senior Consultant at Recruit Media and Informed Business Services – in all eleven years recruiting within the information industry.

Nicola Franklin is a science graduate who has been a member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation for many years, and gained Fellowship (FREC) in 2008. Nicola has extensive experience of writing articles for the information industry trade press and speaking at seminars and conferences, and is currently studying for an MBA at Henley Business School.

Outline:

It is always flattering to be asked to apply for an internal promotion – but those invitations don’t always come unsolicited. In fact, making yourself visible within your organisation and ensuring you are seen as eligible and ready for that next step is a skill in itself.

This session will examine the practical steps that delegates can take to ensure that they know what their skills are, understand what skills are needed in the new role they aspire to, and begin to learn what actions they can take to bridge any gaps, including exercises for the delegates to take away.

The presentation will then address internal self-marketing and promotion techniques to meet this goal. The use of blogs, wikis and other web2.0 tools to position yourself as an active, engaged and knowledgeable member of staff will be explored.

Once you have honed your skills, and a promotional opportunity has been identified, there is then the need to negotiate the minefield of internal applications. The session will identify tips and techniques for successful completion of application forms and positive performance at internal interviews or review boards, including:

  • What information will the interview panel be using to judge your application – and what will they be ignoring?
  • Why application forms are used and what employers are looking for
  • How to perform well in competency based interviews – the STAR principle
  • Asking your own questions – just as important