After making a life-changing decision to leave an executive role in a Global organization following > 20 years service, my plan was to take a short career break before engaging with recruitment agencies.
Sadly, life took an unexpected turn with personal events. Consequently, my career break was extended.
I am, a believer in fate. One sunny summer afternoon I was on route to visit my friend's father who was terminally ill. My phone rang. I didn’t know it at the time, but the call was going to change my life. I heard this exceptionally bright, professional lady introduce herself as Jo Rawcliffe. Jo and I connected immediately. It was clear that I was talking to someone whom I could trust, connect with and was interested in me.
Following the call with Jo, I felt that I was ready to reconnect my career. Hence, I started working with Jo and Simon.
Their job search approach is quite different to anything I had witnessed in the past both in terms of outplacement and career management. We initially worked on understanding ‘my dream role’ and aligning my skills and experiences to this. We then started rebuilding my network and utilising LinkedIn as an enabler amongst other routes. Within 5 weeks of working with Jo and Simon, I had been educated and repositioned within the job market and had interest from 3 large global organization and 2 UK based. By week 7, I had attended 2 Skype interviews, all planned and prepped for by Simon and Jo.
By week 8, I was attending face to face interviews with 2 large global organisations, both of which were extremely interested in my experience and talent. Within one organisation, I had 4 interviews with 4 departments in 3 weeks. This then led to a total of 14 interviews within the same organisation in parallel to interviews with a competing organization.
Within 14 weeks of engaging with Jo and Simon, I have signed a contract of employment with my organisation of first choice.
I am today thoroughly enjoying my role. I feel like I have started a new life and made 2 long term friends in Jo and Simon.
I cannot thank Jo and Simon enough. I would recommend their services to anyone. It really has been a truly life-changing experience’.Victoria, Executive Global Alliance Partner
I had been job searching for a long while on my own without any success. In order to try an change my approach, I worked with a couple of recruitment 'experts'. These were experts at getting paid and after filling questionnaires writing a few letters for them to review nothing happened.
In reality, I was going around in circles when I found out about Morphosis Partners.
First, they 'interviewed' me to see if they could help me. A totally new approach and they could have turned me away.
Focus: In all aspects, they never ever lost sight of the end game and they always focused on me as an individual. Whenever I hit a block they always developed paths for me to follow that got around these blocks. Having them backing my corner, to keep me on the correct track in totally invaluable. The tact they showed when I deviated was really welcome. I worked with Morphosis Partners at a hard point in my career, so having someone focus on you and treat you with respect is really un-quantifiable
Understanding: They invest a lot of time. They developed a great understanding of me, my career history, skill and where I wanted to be. This was much more than a multiple choice questionnaire process. This was gained via face to face discussions not in an informal office but in an informal conversation over a great coffee. They knew this immediately started their process with me at the centre. Their understanding of me grew and they adapted accordingly. Again a unique experience as compared to other providers.
Support: They gave excellent and very personal support. They are always able to arrange call and video call at short notice and did not let me slip on anything I agreed or needed to do. They are really great conscience to have, my own conscience would have let slip. They talk me through down times and brought me back on track
Reach: Brilliant at showing how and who to reach out to thereby not only extending my network but really helped me in my job search. Everyone has an existing network and here they excelled in how to analyse and organise my contacts in order to make better use of them. Once organised, they showed how to overcome the barriers to reaching out friends, business colleagues and newly identified people I was keen to know.
Research: Once opportunities had been identified, research hones in on the key areas of synergy and alignment, and that is really second to none. Others talk a nice story of what can do but rarely delivery. Morphosis Partners delivers. Their research leads straight into development of the hook that interests and allows doors to be opened and relevant opportunities, like the one I have secured to be found and competed for successfully.
Knowledge: The knowledge possessed which is backed up with a wealth of practical experience is something I have never come in contact with before. They are also extremely capable of putting this acquired knowledge to use, which I have personally benefitted from. Their knowledge and experience gave me confidence and a successful outcome. In fact working with Morphosis Partners brought me back to my old level of confidence.
Passion: This is one trait that is never invisible. They have a great passion for what they do. They have seen first-hand how others in the market behave and have taken an active stance not to be the same in order to provide a service without equal. They are not only passionate about what they do they were passionate about helping me achieve my goals even when presenting to them the challenges I had been facing over a previous couple of years that other providers had been unable to solve. To make sure I could achieve they went to great length to make sure my goal were actually achievable. No-one had ever sensor checked that before. Their passion is infectious, as is their confidence.
No-one should guarantee you a successful outcome in a job search if they do that are not good at their job. Morphosis Partners did not promise me a job. The only person can get you a job is you. But to get that job you need someone fighting in your corner, with the experience and resources and commitment to you. Trying to search jobs without support is soul destroying and rarely successful. Working with Morphosis Partners made me review what I had done before, tear it up and start from scratch. The work Morphosis Partners do and what they did for me gave confidence, belief in myself and great tools to achieve, and I did.Steve , Commercial Product Manager
Hi Simon and Jo,
Have you heard of the Cheshire Cat? Well right now, I look like him!
And millions of thanks for all your advice, research and directional support. I have used many of your suggested anecdotes, translating them into answer frameworks to overcome the danger questions. This made the delivery slick and convincing. As I said to Jo today, I could not have done it without Morphosis Partners. Absolutely not!
Probably one of the best ways to invest in yourself professionally! Through career security, I am able to have and maintain security and wellbeing elsewhere in my life.
As in Edith Piaf song - Non, rien de rien je ne regrette rien. Absolutely fab!
So thanks again for all your hard work.Patricia , Commercial Marketing Director
I think this really hits the mark. Very clever!Wim, Strategist & Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship