I think this really hits the mark. Very clever!Wim, Strategist & Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
When you need a helping hand to get you the right opportunity then look no further than Jo Rawcliffe and Simon Hudson.
Having sought to return to a career in the UK my circumstance and challenge was one that the recruiters and head hunters seemed unable to assist me with. They were ticking boxes and seemed only interested in putting me forward for more of the same. Even then I existed as one of many and struggled to stand out. Nor was it really what my family and I wanted.
I looked around for assistance, and having considered the array of CV writers, outplacement providers, career coaches and career management firms in the market realised I needed something over and above. When I came to Jo and Simon I had reached a low point having unfortunately invested in a career management service that gave me nothing, and so my timeline for needing a result was clear;- soonest!
CMAPS offered a sincere and straight talking assessment of my situation, offered realism and most importantly they put me at the centre rather than themselves.
What can I say?- a job offer in just 3 weeks of commencement with them. Most of what I thought I knew about the job market was quickly thrown out of the window and having trusted in their expertise a pro-active door opening and introduction plan was set in place.
They provided the items I needed to get a result. Companies, contacts, market intelligence and decision makers relevant to my aim and a range of tools and tactical guidance with each step followed. The roadmap was clearly presented and as a unit we were able to identify the opportunities and to align against them in the most compelling way in order to stand out and become the preferred hire.
I thought I knew everything about Linkedin;- it turned out despite 800+ connections I knew very little.
Their triangulation method, cross-hairs methodology and dealing with the danger questions to stand out against internal candidates, those from competitors, and those already known to the hiring business really enabled me to stand apart from the crowd and secure that offer.
Is this rocket science? No. It was logical, common sense, accessible and they provided and did as they said. For what they do, and for what I have achieved as an investment in myself, it has provided an immediate return but also I continue to work with them as I continue to build my network to save this situation from arising again. CMAPS seeks to create a sustainable relationship and this they have readily achieved with me having provided an answer to my problem first and foremost.
CV’s and coaching may be all good and well and those providers are ten to a penny. But the business end of getting a result i.e. contacts, opportunities and door opening is where CMAPS are able to raise the bar. Others I found talked about it but, only CMAPS are able to deliver it. Committing to making the investment to gain the expertise was easy as I needed to resolve the situation I was in and the proposal I was provided with was very clear, both in terms of justifying what I needed and more over in detailing the deliverables and associated timelines so I knew clearly what I was paying for and the expectations.
I thoroughly recommend them ...In just three weeks, with their help, guidance and sniper like processes I am back in my preferred professional arena - engaged and rewarded.
I am delighted and cannot recommend their services enough.Andrew Stephen, Operations & Security Director
Prior to coming over from South Africa earlier this year, I was recommended to speak to Jo Rawcliffe by a friend of mine already in country. I was very keen to get a job as soon as possible on arrival, and so followed up the recommendation. I had several Skype calls with Jo, and agreed to work together in a very precise way to get a role that was right for me in the UK. Upon arriving here I started working with Jo and Simon almost immediately. In a few short weeks they had completely changed my view of how I was going to get that job, and everything was rewritten for the UK job market including my LinkedIn profile and ‘how’ I use LinkedIn to draw the right attention to me.
Recruiters consistently told me that I would have to start in a much lower role as it was my first foray in the UK and I'd had a period of unemployment in South Africa ahead of relocating. Jo and Simon completely disagreed and we began my marketing campaign in earnest with the ‘right recruiters’ amongst other routes. To be blunt, the service and assistance overall that I received in a relatively short time was outstanding. I now have a role at the right level for my experience and ability, and am delighted to say that I would not have managed this without the insight, knowledge, tenacity and focus of Jo and Simon. I highly recommend their service if you want to get a role that’s right for you in a timeframe that works for you. As a service it’s like nothing I’ve come across before. But it definitely worked for me.Finance Controller
After trying unsuccessfully for many months to attain my next role at the right level, in the right organisation for me, I met with Jo Rawcliffe and Simon Hudson of CMAPS, a trading brand of Morphosis Partners. Within a very short time period I was attending interviews with companies that Jo and Simon had chosen as suitable to approach, based on the discussions we had on where I wanted to be. Their professional approach and support enabled me to attain my current role quickly and without any interference from recruiters. To put it simply, if you are looking for help in getting your next role, I highly recommend CMAPS and working with Jo and Simon. They are knowledgeable, provide an excellent service and are great people to work with!
I didn’t have any joy in securing interviews until their help with my CV and where to look and how to look. Before that, I was using agencies and searching the internet for roles. I got no interviews at all until I had the CV rewrite and knowledge of who to work with and how to work with them. Your CV and getting in front of companies novel approach &techniques got me interviews at Kimberly Clark, where I got down to the final 2 and then I got interviews and job offers from McLaren and Parker SSD which pushed my current employer to take me out of their normal interview process and offer me the role. I had only had a first interview with them when I got offered the other 2 roles. So basically from the time of starting to work with you both it took about 4, max 6, weeks to get the role I wanted with the company I wanted which was amazing after looking and not getting any takers for the 3.5 months before that.Bonnie , Purchasing Manager, Global Supply Chain