Looking for feedback on my profile (Exceptional talent) business applicant

Hi Everyone,

I am new to the forum and I am moved by the support people get here from each other. I have been planning to apply for the TN GTV and I have prepared my evidences and recommendation letters. I wanted to get some feedback from the community members on my profile to see if i have a chance of getting endorsed.

Summary: I am an event technology professional with over 13 years of experience with some of the largest event technology companies in the world. Out of those 13 years, I have spent the last 11 years in event technology sales roles. Currently, I am on a skilled worker visa working with a leading event technology company which I joined an year ago as a Senior Sales Account Executive. Event technology is all i have done in my career and I want to help start ups with innovative ideas around event technology to help scale and streamline large events. Scaling events will have a direct impact on the UK digital economy.

Recommendation letters:

  1. From one of the co founders of a leading event tech company which I worked with
  2. From one of the leading event tech leaders in the world who has been a CEO, Founder and GM of several event tech companies
  3. My ex Director of Sales who is also at an event tech company

All the recommendation letters highlight the revenue I generated, clients I brought onboard, things I did to grow the company as well as various initiatives I took for sales like speaking at company user conferences and seminars.

Mandatory Criteria:

1 - Sales growth at last company with screenshots of sales dashboard, monthly targets, high salary and commision.
2 - High remuneration through screenshots of offer letter of the current company with salary slips showing big sales commissions. Salary slips of the last company showing big commissions.
3 - Growth at another event tech company. This one has a great story as this was during COVID 19. We switched from in person events to virtual events and the company was going through a tough phase. However, i started a series of virtual events to educate event planners on how to manage virtual events. It was a great hit and was attended by hundreds of event planners globally. I have attached screenshots of the youtube recording of me hosting those webinars with other industry leaders

Optional Criteria 1: Contribution

1 - Contribution to the current employer. Screenshots of sales dashboards, growth numbers verified my the leaders of the company in the recommendation letter. Photos of me speaking at the user conference.
2 - Contribution to the ex employer. Sales numbers, photos of me presenting at their client seminars, screenshots of me representing the company at webinars, photo of me accepting an award for sales achievement, Photos of me sharing my sales as case study at a large company wide event

Optional Criteria 2- Recognition

1 - Me speaking at a large industry conference. It was in person with total number of attendees over 250 as well as screenshots attached of the media coverage. Also attached a picture of the event journal where I was mentioned as a speaker with other industry leaders

2- Me speaking at a large virtual industry conference. Attached screenshots of youtube videos of the session and screenshots of the media coverage in 2 online magazines.

3 - Me giving a guest lecture on event technology at an institute with photos and a screenshot of the email from the dean of that institute thanking me for that lecture. It was an institute of event management in India.

I would really appreciate if i can get feedback based on the above. Do you think a profile like this has a chance to get endorsed?

Hi Pawan

My 2 cents-
The third reco letter seems little weak + madatory criteria needs to be stregthened in line to the requirement. All the best

The mandatory criteria is mostly about your contribution to the company. What other evidence of recognition do you have, speaking event at high profile conference? Awards, and industry control?

I don’t think you meet the criteria for innovation as you are not a founder or senior executive. I would suggest you got for OC3 impact as the product may not be considered innovation enough.

For the speaking event, where you invited because you work in event technology? What was the reason you were asked to speak?

Hi Everyone,

Thanks @Francisca_Chiedu @abhi For your thoughts. I just recieved my endorsement under exceptional talent. Sorry for the delay in posting my response. My endorsement request was rejected and I was disappointed and lost hope however, I applied for a review and it came through today. I will post all the details of my journey so it can hopefully help others. Thank you again for all the help.