The Job Search Strategist
Simon Gray spent over 10 years in the recruitment industry, first as a consultant and then founding director of his own recruitment company.
Sat between employers and jobseekers he gained a unique understanding of how the job market really works and as someone in search of that next position, how to achieve the best results. This means his education is based on real-life experience, not textbook theory.
Simon is the author of three books, Super Secrets of the Successful Jobseeker, Super Secrets of Successful Executive Job Search and Super Secrets of the Successful First-Time Jobseeker, which all continue to receive 'five-star' reviews on Amazon worldwide.
With a mission to help people find the success they deserve Simon exited his own recruitment business, codified his knowledge through Career Codex and works with clients from across the world to help them move positions within sector or make complex career transitions.
While the majority of job search advice starts with a CV / resume, Career Codex takes three steps back to consider environment (how the job market really works), psychology (of all job market participants) and planning (getting clear on your direction of travel) before considering how to manage an effective recruitment process.
When it comes to successful job search many give the advice to stand out without really explaining what this means or how to do it. Simon is one of the few people to have created a system that actually explains how to achieve this – a proven system that works, which combines theory and practical application to deliver tangible and life-changing results.
Simon is an experienced speaker and commentator; he has appeared on BBC National News at Ten and has been quoted in The Guardian, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.
He is a qualified chartered accountant and sits on the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) Business Committee. Simon is also a freeman of the City of London (Merchant Taylors' Company).
In his leisure time he is a keen martial artist and has trained for many years in Muay Thai. In 2006/7 he travelled to Japan to complete the Yoshinkan Aikido Senshusei course with the Tokyo Riot Police (one of only c.200 people in the world outside of Japan to do this), which was a unique and challenging experience. Many of the lessons learnt during this time, particularly around the importance of discipline and determination, are incorporated in the Career Codex system.