Landing an in-house corporate role with a charity background
I kept coming up against the same obstacle - that I didn’t have any in-house experience.
My background was in working at social enterprises and charities and I was looking to make the transition into the corporate world. However, I kept coming up against the same obstacle – that I didn’t have any in-house experience.
Shannon gave me much more confidence to talk about what I had achieved rather than just narrate the story of what my responsibilities were.
By working with Shannon I was able to completely re-frame my experience. Although I didn’t have any experience in a sustainability role working for a company, I had worked in partnership with lots of businesses and had engaged their sustainability and CSR teams. We were able to use this experience to pitch me at a more corporate audience. Shannon gave me much more confidence to talk about what I had achieved rather than just narrate the story of what my responsibilities were. She never put words in my mouth but got me to retell my story in a much more compelling way.
I landed my dream job with a significant salary increase.
Almost as soon as I had worked with Shannon to totally revamp my CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile, I got an interview and was offered the job as Responsible Business Manager at Sky. Not only did this mean a significant salary increase but it landed me a dream job where I wanted to be right in the action of a well-respected sustainability team of a FTSE 100 business. After a year at Sky, I was offered the role of Partnership Manager in Bupa’s global Sustainable Business, Wellbeing and Public Health Team.