In this Masterclass, Andrew Walker takes us through the process of what recruiters are genuinely looking out for when seeking out candidates for competitive job roles. It is not enough to desire a great job with a super competitive salary, prestige, and benefits. It’s more about getting the right knowledge on being a sought-after candidate for hiring managers.
How to position yourself in the competitive job market
Tips on how to improve your chances in applications
What recruiters are looking for and how to make the shortlist
Common career pitfalls and how to avoid them
COO & Partner – Risk, Compliance, Financial Crime, JD Haspel Ltd
Andrew is a Managing Partner at JD Haspel corporate functions practice, with responsibility for risk management, compliance and financial crime.
Andrew has a strong international track record of completions across financial and non-financial risk, regulatory compliance and financial crime and has established himself as a leading search consultant in these markets. He is trusted by clients for his ability to execute critical searches and wins repeat business as a result of his record of delivery. Andrew is regularly approached by senior executives for his market insights.
He joined JD Haspel in 2006 and has worked for clients in wholesale, retail and private banking, asset management, hedge funds, insurance and private equity.
Andrew graduated from Oxford University in 2004.
Andrew uses this module to explain the expectations from this Master Class. He shares an example of how a candidate made it easy for him to get recruited due to quick reactions, available information, preparedness, and proactivity.
In this module, Andrew shares tips on how you, as a candidate, can make great first impressions in the application process using best practices for your curriculum vitaé, your covering letter, and with the increasing adoption of the remote environment, your virtual environment setup.
Andrew highlights how much can be achieved with a rich network if adequately utilised. He shared insights on how to build, nurture and use your network to your advantage.
In this module, we are introduced to the common mistakes people make in their recruitment process and how to avoid them. These are very few mistakes that recruiters look out for when churning out candidates.
Andrew uses case studies in this module to explain some of the critical requirements recruiters look out for, and how when applied by some candidates he has worked with in the past, led to a favourable outcome.
Andrew wraps up this masterclass by mentioning the key points we all need to remember when prepping for our next role and a few pieces of advice to live by as we keep working on our careers.