Praveen’s story

Praveen Sharma experienced using the services of both Bracknell and Gerrards Cross Careers Springboard Job Clubs and found it helpful in securing a new interim role in a different sector.

The recommendation to join a Job Club came from the local Job Centre Plus. Pre Covid19 he attended face to face sessions and once these ceased joined the successful Zoom meetings.

The services he found useful included:

  • The CV talk itself and the individual CV help focusing on changing the CV structure to highlight Achievements separately from the Job History section. Praveen commented on receiving good feedback from Interviewers about the clarity this provided.
  • Individual guidance on Interview preparation was also valued. Particularly with reference to how to structure the STAR story to talk through relevant competencies. And also how to answer questions on handling tricky scenario questions.
  • Meeting other members on Zoom Breakout rooms enabling useful networking with people with Telecom and Programme Management experience.

Having taken on board the help from Careers Springboard he started a Commercial Transformation role. Looking back his top tip was:

“Not to give up hope, keep on trying as positive thinking helps.”