I would like to give a bit of brief about my self as I am in the same precarious position as being discussed.
I worked in the corporate sector for close to 12 years across various sectors (hospitality, media, transport & logistics and retail) handling a multitude of roles, spanning across various verticals. After 9 years into the span of my career, for certain reasons & circumstances, i had to get back into my own family business.
Now i have been trying to find a job in the corporate world is turning out to be an enormous ordeal.
First of all applying online rarely gets you the calls, as most of the time your CV gets rejected for the sheer reason of not having the relevant experience as the job profile requires. Most of the HR recruiters do not understand my CV, as i did not have a linear career path.
As most of my colleagues mentioned the entrepreneurial spirit is overlooked by most recruiters.
I have been trying to line up interviews in 3 months i have managed to get 2 interviews. I think until unless people like us, don’t get a chance to present their side face to face in front of the recruiter it may really not work for us. A CV can not tell the whole story.
Your views or suggestions?