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BNG Lunch and Learn on How to prepare for a job interview with Mark Cunningham, Director, Cunningham Executive Search

Beginning: Thursday, 29 June 2017 12:15
End: Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:00
Location: Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Event fees: British Chamber members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)
Non-members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)

Event description:

During this Lunch and Learn session Mark will tell a series of anecdotal stories from the last 25 years, with the names kept private, relating to the following.


-What to put or NOT to put on a CV and the timing of when you send it. What you think you write is not what they see (Ex Husband and the Hobbies)

-How you are constantly being interviewed within knowing about it : You are more connected than you realise, for better or worse (Rock Band story)

-What NOT to say in interviews and some pearlers of interview answers (Chirac, Sarkozy and the Dustman)

-How you behave now may affect your chances of a future job without you knowing it (The humble colleague)

-What it takes to start your business and the timing and the risks (Mark's story)


After Mark's speech, participants are welcome to ask ANYTHING they want.

Please note that this event is targeted at young professionals under 35.


Mark Cunningham | Director | Cunningham Executive Search

Mark has over 25 years experience in the Consultancy business. Mark trained as a Chartered Accountant in London in the early 1990's before moving to Brussels in 1997. He has spent 20 years in the Brussels bubble and worked for Hill+Knowlton Strategies for 15 years, seeing rapid expansion in the Brussels market and becoming the CFO/COO not only of the Brussels operation, but also Western Continental Europe. In 2012 Mark became a partner and COO of cabinet DN, overseeing a doubling in the size of the business. Mark has been responsible for recruitment and the mentoring of staff in these roles and has built up an extensive network in Brussels and throughout Europe during this period. In 2016 he decided to open two businesses in Belgium, namely Cunningham Executive Search and Cunningham Consulting which provide numerous services to companies and individuals in Belgium and throughout the EU. Mark is Chairman of the Belgium branch of the Institute of Directors (IOD) and is also a fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIOD) and a fellow of the Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (FCA). In his spare time he plays golf and tennis and trains children's Gaelic Football and is also the European Youth Development Officer for the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).