Darren’s employer had had to make redundancies. And they had the very difficult choice to choose between two successful production managers.

Luckily for Darren they had purchased an outplacement package for him with Workagain. Like many in such a situation Darren was extremely worried about how he would be viewed in the marketplace. And what sort of skills he had that were transferable and how he should begin to find a new role. This was a tough, difficult emotional time for him.

First of all we discussed his previous career in depth. We isolated many of the spectacular successes he had had in his career, and how he should articulate those to any prospective employer. In doing so, he quickly realised what value he had been able to add, and how he could put that experience to use in different sectors.

Having completely rewritten his CV, we then concentrated on how to approach the interview. As many were being conducted online, this was an experience he had not had before. But he quickly understood how to maximise the opportunities to show future employers what he could add.

After just a few weeks Darren was presented with a very different problem, how to manage multiple job offers from different employers! Having accepted a role probably a little too far from home, he was then re-approached by another employer with something very close to where he lived, at a more senior level.

We were able to help him negotiate what was a tricky and uncomfortable situation so he exited it in the most professional manner possible.

As a result he is now working close to home in a new challenging role.

Darren’s Testimonial

“I unexpectedly found myself in the job market and with the COVID situation, I was worried about job hunting and my confidence was very low.

After a complete CV overhaul, practice interview with Guy, feedback, assessments and talking through strategies helped me refocus and rebuild my confidence.

A few weeks on, after a first very difficult phone call with Johanna, I’ve secured 3 interviews, resulting in 2 job offers delivered!

Can’t recommend or speak highly enough of Workagain, it’s all in the name.”

Molly approached us as a very successful marketing executive who had moved roles just as coronavirus struck.

As a result the position she had accepted never materialised, and she had to start applying all over again.

As someone who had been used to almost instant responses from recruitment companies, she was puzzled when after months of applying she had only received two replies. She sent her CV to Workagain for a review.

It quickly became apparent that it had been written in a way that AI systems could not read it. In addition, the story she told was not focused enough on results, but much more a description of the roles she had been carrying out.

After a complete rewrite, passing it through our systems to ensure it could easily be machine read, replies once again landed in her inbox.

After two months she was successfully back in work and thoroughly enjoying her new role.


Molly’s testimonial

“After sadly being made redundant from a new role in July 2020, I was really struggling with receiving responses from employers.

In a very competitive job market due to COVID-19, I had applied for upwards of 60 jobs and had only received 2 replies. I knew I needed help as this was very unusual for me.

I had a call with Guy from Workagain, and he immediately pointed out some very simple reasons why my CV wasn’t being noticed and how to change them. He also helped me reformat my entire CV and change the way my key responsibilities and achievements were written down.

He made some very interesting and useful points which made me really think about how I should be advertising myself as a strong candidate for the roles I was applying for.

Once I had reworked my CV with Guys help, I was receiving more responses for roles I applied for and even had recruitment agencies contacting me about new roles. After roughly 2 months, I had accepted a new role which was so exciting and such a relief!

Thanks Guy for all your help, and I would recommend Workagain’s services to anyone struggling to secure a new role.”

Alex is a highly successful digital marketing specialist. He understands the environment, is extremely computer literate highly creative and knows how to put effective presentations together.

He had applied all of this knowledge to his CV. And while it looked very attractive it was not doing the right job for him in the recruitment market. There were too many messages going on, it was not focused enough on his undoubted achievements and it was difficult for people to understand exactly what he did.

We completely rewrote his CV, laying it out in a “machine friendly” fashion, that allowed modern recruitment systems to read it logically.

We are pleased to say that he quickly found himself back in the market, but receiving plenty of positive responses.

Alex’s Testimonial

“I was finding it really difficult to identify and properly represent my strengths and most notable achievements on my CV.

I was really struggling to be accepted for interviews and often being approached for far more junior positions as a result of my CV not representing me effectively. Guy was really helpful and gave me tailored advice specific to my industry as well as a completely restructured and segmented CV guidance.

I have since been complimented on by numerous potential employers on the clear and results orientated layout of my CV. I have since accepted a position at a fantastic company as a result of the expert consulting and bespoke experience I received, big thank you to Guy and his team for putting me on the right path”