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Career Enhancer

  1. 1. Customerlinks Career Coaching Executive Search Services Principal – John Chinnadorai
  2. 2. John Chinnadorai Principal <ul><li>Based in Bangalore, John has extensive experience in major corporate development, especially in the Indian marketplace. </li></ul><ul><li>John’s expertise encompasses superlative placement services, manpower management and personalised career development counselling. </li></ul><ul><li>An Honours graduate from St Stephens College Delhi, he has a postgraduate degree from the Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development. </li></ul><ul><li>John was one of the few Indians to be selected for the MBA programme at Leeds University (UK) with a scholarship. </li></ul><ul><li>A vast business experience of over 22 years includes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heading the Food and Beverages Dept of the Oberoi – Bangalore; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing from scratch, the Café Coffee Day chain across India. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal consultant to Unilever ( India) for their global retail foray. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John is Principal of Customerlinks – a firm specialising in Senior Management Placements. Customerlinks has a comprehensive databank of candidates, which is constantly updated through a strong Global network resource. </li></ul><ul><li>Key clients include Google, Dell, GE, Amazon, Cisco ,...... </li></ul>
  3. 3. Areas of Expertise <ul><li>Executive Search Services </li></ul><ul><li>Career Coaching & Counselling </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Career Coaching ? <ul><li>Exposure to suitable career options </li></ul><ul><li>The need for approaching companies in a systematic, organised and professional manner </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarking against a competitive market scenario </li></ul><ul><li>To link one’s professional and educational qualifications with the right opportunity </li></ul>
  5. 5. Programme Contents <ul><li>A comprehensive programme involving personal interface and telephonic interactions, which includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing  candidate profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structuring a resume as per the job requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlighting aspects of the candidate’s profile according to the specific job requirement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mock Interviews/case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Body language/ presentation skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication/Articulation  and Listening skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephonic skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the interviewer’s needs and capturing his attention     </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vital insights into the major qualities that the interviewers look for. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structuring dialogues to focus on key issues. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference checks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealing with the current organization( boss, peers, subordinates etc)  during the interview process and after acceptance of the offer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>      </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Programme Contents (continued) <ul><ul><li>The “Red Buttons” which should not be pressed during an interview especially at the negotiation stage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiation skills ( designation, salary, role profile, joining date etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail/Telephone etiquette (with respect to the client) during the process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to handle a situation when you have multiple  offers on hand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to handle a long drawn out selection process covering many interviewers & lasting a long period of time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handling aggressive (sometimes obnoxious!) and mild mannered interviewers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to handle sensitive questions on your current Company. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Reasons for leaving your current organization and why you wish to join the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prospective employer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explaining breaks in a career </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Post Programme <ul><ul><li>  Will assist the Candidate for future interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will keep the candidate updated on any suitable openings through our E-group network and Linked-in connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Candidates profile will be kept on our active  list . </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Why Customerlinks? <ul><ul><li>Our strong association with Multinational corporations and Indian conglomerates, through our search division. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching the ability to align responses to what the clients are listening for….sometimes not what you say, but how you say it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The vital “missing link”, connecting  the Professional and Educational qualifications of a candidate with  the appropriate career prospect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete confidentiality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal involvement and hand holding, through the entire process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long standing experience in interacting with senior level executives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep understanding of sensitivities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constantly tracking market dynamics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global network </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Testimonials,Anecdotes “ I particularly recall John’s ability to align responses to what the interviewer is looking for….sometimes not what you say, but how you say it.    That was crucial to advancing in the process He’s the best Executive search specialist I’ve ever come across!!” Scott Shafer Global EVP, Minacs
  10. 10. Thank you Customerlinks Career Coaching Executive Search Services John Chinnadorai [email_address] +91-9844063580