Take Your Continuity Career to the Next Level

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Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Even if you’re content with your current position and duties, maybe it isn’t exactly what you picture yourself doing forever. Or maybe you’re, without a doubt, ready to explore new possibilities and become a top talent. Regardless of your situation, there are an abundance of reasons professionals are looking to change their career paths.

Where do you begin?

Job boards are a great start, but do you have the resume to reflect your skills and knowledge to an employer you’ve never met in person? Have you thought about what your online social profiles reveal to potential employers? We’re talking about platforms beyond LinkedIn – i.e., Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, among others. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, which is up significantly from 60 percent in 2016. Just because you think you’re sharing information with, ‘only friends,’ think again. Everything online is public.

A solid resume is important, but credentials aren’t the only details employers are scoping. A long list of certification acronyms after your last name and years of business continuity/resiliency expertise does not translate into being an industry top talent. Employers are seeking professionals who have the soft skills and cognitive abilities that can elevate a program, team and organization. Every position and organization is different – can you decipher the skills an employer is seeking?

Apart from credentials and abilities, connections and relationships are an extremely important additive to a successful career. Do you have a mentor in the Business Continuity Management (BCM) field that can assist you in answering hiring questions?

The BCM sector is continuously changing. To advance your career, you must know and understand industry trends, demands, and the do’s and don’ts of the hiring process.

What better way to advance your BCM career than to work with a professional who has dedicated their entire career as an executive recruiter? With more than 20 years specializing in business continuity, Cheyene Marling (Firestorm EVP of People Solutions and Program Analytics) leads the Firestorm Continuity Career Continuation Program.

Related: View the most recent Firestorm #TopJobs

This program assists professionals through their full career search, on-boarding, and career growth process through the support of expert Career Mentors. Our Career Tree approach adapts to all levels of professionals, regardless of where they are in their career – from entry-level to executive management.

The program kicks off with an initial Competency and Culture Assessment to assess a candidate’s preferred work culture preference, in combination with skills and abilities to determine the overall best fit. This is followed by an Individual Assessment Review to design the career roadmap next steps.

The program includes: Career search guidance, resume assistance, social profile strategy, a unique mentoring program, and virtual coaching sessions.Cheyene Marling EVP Firestorm

Continuing your career can be both exciting and overwhelming; sometimes simultaneously. Whether you have 40 years’ experience or one year of experience, we’re here to help you. Learn more about our Continuity Career Continuation Program here, or contact us.

Related: Learn how to become a Top Talent at the 16th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Cheyene Marling, Firestorm EVP of People Solutions and Program Analytics, travels to present sessions on career development to industry professionals. She was selected as a speaker at the 16th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference in Miami Florida. The two-day event will be held from April 23-24, 2018.

Cheyene’s presentation will address how to better position career growth at any stage of professional development. The conference provides essential tools business continuity professionals need to turn their operation into a front-line resilient environment. Learn more here.

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