I kept coming up against the same obstacle – 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 – 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 I was able to use my experience partnering with CSR and sustainability teams to sculpt a bio that was relevant for a more corporate audience. It gave me so much more confidence and credibility. partnership with lots of businesses and had engaged their sustainability and CSR teams. We were able to use this experience to pitch me to 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. When I came back to work with Shannon before moving to GSK, we honed this story again to prep me for my next job change.
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. Since then, I have worked with Shannon again to reframe my experience and now have moved on to a new role at GSK! .