- Would the private sector want me?
Iam a personnel manager with 15 years HR experience in local government and havedealt with a wide range of issues including pay negotiations, IR, Tupe, bestvalue and recruitment. I want to broaden my horizons and am contemplating amove to the private sector. Is this a realistic ambition? Will my experience inthe public sector to be of interest in the new sector? What can I do to marketmy skills to prospective employers?AllisonSheard, consultant at Chiumento Consulting Group writes:Amove to the private sector is difficult but not impossible, though it will be amatter of planning the right approach. It is obvious that your experienceincludes elements that apply equally to both sectors and any application thatyou make needs to highlight your transferable skills and experience. In orderto get a better understanding of what these are, network with friends andcolleagues in the private sector. This will give you a better understanding, aswell as demonstrating your commitment to changing sectors. Onceyou are aware of your transferable skills, highlight them in your CV. Then planhow best to get these facts across when talking to prospective employers. Self-marketing to companies directly, or through contacts is going to be key. Doingso also says something about your drive and initiative. This may prove moreeffective than reliance on advertisements or recruitment consultants. You couldalso consider targeting private companies that were once publicly owned and whotherefore might share a common ethos.MargaretMalpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible Learning writes:Abroad range of experience coupled with significant skills is always of interestto employers. What I think you need to do is to develop a really good CV whichdoes your experience justice. Try developing a draft and run it past a trustedfriend in the personnel profession.Interms of transferring to the private sector, you need to think ahead about thelikely cultural changes you will need to make. This will stand you in goodstead for any interviews too. The principal change to think about is that localgovernment’s primary aim is to provide services whereas the privatesector’s goal is to make a profit (though potentially also through providingservices) These differences in goals have significant consequences for theculture of the organisations and this is what I would encourage you to reflectupon.Goodluck and go for it! Previous Article Next Article Would the private sector want me?On 10 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
- Judges Reverse Resisting Law Enforcement Conviction
Judges Reverse Resisting Law Enforcement ConvictionOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comThe Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned a man’s resisting law enforcement conviction after finding that the police officer’s actions justified the man’s resistance.In Jefferson Jean-Baptiste v. State of Indiana, 49A02-1608-CR-1798, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy James Russo was attempting to serve civil arrest warrant on Jefferson Jean-Baptiste in April 2016, but Jean-Baptiste refused to comply. After Russo tried to grab his arm, Jean-Baptiste pulled away, so Russo, acting on the assumption that Jean-Baptiste was resisting arrest, entered the home and placed him in custody.Jean-Baptiste was convicted of resisting law enforcement and argued on appeal that the state had not presented sufficient evidence to support his conviction. The Indiana Court of Appeals agreed, with Judge Edward Najam pointing to the case of Casselman v. State, 472 N.E.2d 1310 (Ind. Ct. App. 1985) and Indiana Code 35-41-3-2 as the panel’s guidance.Specifically, Najam wrote that Russo was outside the residence while Jean-Baptiste was inside when Russo, “without permission or legal justification,” reached across the threshold and grabbed Jean-Baptiste. Thus, under Indiana Code, Jean-Baptiste was justified in his resistance of law enforcement.Further, the appellate court reversed Jean-Baptiste’s conviction because it found, sua sponte, that the trial court committed fundamental error by denying his right to a jury trial without first eliciting a personal waiver from him on the record.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail