Securing our candidate a step up and a salary rise, working for a company She had long admired
What the candidate was looking for
Having begun her working life as a sales and marketing strategist, with more recent experience in high-level business development, our candidate was on the lookout for an opportunity to take the next step in her career.
Her various roles had given her a strong network of commercial contacts as well as good connections with government officials and departments, so she was keen to explore moving into a role that allowed her to further develop those relationships. Although she had been educated and employed in various locations across East Africa, her home was Kenya and she was interested in job opportunities that would allow her to live and work there again.
How we approached the search
A role suitable for this candidate emerged almost immediately. One of our clients, a technology and digital education company, was looking to hire a Senior Business Development Manager to lead their business-to-government sales strategies. Our candidate’s skill set and career goals matched this position perfectly.
We discussed the role in detail, as she was extremely interested – she had previously worked with one of the leaders of the organisation and had been an admirer of the business for some time. After we put her name forward she was invited to interview, and we supported her at every stage – carefully preparing her for each discussion and set of tasks as well as debriefing with her afterwards.
The success of the partnership
When our client offered her the role we worked closely with both parties to negotiate an appropriate package, able to secure for her a significant rise in salary as well as increased benefits.
She was thrilled to have found a position that fulfilled her career ambitions, and our client has been very pleased with the skills and network she brings to the role.
When I made a decision to make a change in my career, my initial experiences with recruiters were very negative. They added little value to my search, and made me feel like they were just ticking boxes. So when I first came across Emerging Talent I was hesitant – would they too be generic and unhelpful? But no, this was completely not the case! They truly wanted to understand my career path and ambitions, they listened and acted with great consideration. And when they found a suitable opportunity, they ensured I was fully prepared for each stage in the interview process. It’s especially important to mention their high level of professionalism, coupled with a personal touch, which is rare to come by. They also helped me to negotiate a great salary and benefits package. I would entrust them again without a doubt.
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