Two BIG Reasons You Need A Good Profile On Your CV

 

There are two big reasons that you need a good profile on your CV. 

  1. To highlight that you are a good match for the role
  2. To give your reader reasons to carry on and read the rest of your CV

Your profile sits at the top of your CV between your header information (name and contact details) and the main body of your CV (career summary if it's...

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What to do when you don't know what to do

 

From time to time we get in a situation with our careers where we just don't know what to do.

I often see it when I work with people who are recently out of university or have reached a point where they are just fed up with what they are doing right now.

There are many things that we put in our own way that stop us making progress in this...

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After The Career Break - What?

 

I speak to many people who are returning from a career break, whether it's been to raise a family, care for a sick relative, or take a year out to travel the world.

Some have been off for months and some for years. 

They tend to come with two common themes:

  1. Will anyone want me now? 
  2. I'll have to take a lesser role

Most people tend to...

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Top 10 Skills Your Employers are Looking For

Occasionally we have a guest blogger here at Dave Cordle Career Coaching and I am delighted to introduce my colleague and friend, Hannah Courtney-Bennett.

Hannah is a Registered Career Development Professional and Chartered Psychologist who adopts a strengths-based approach to her work, recognising the importance of Flow in the work place to...

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[TOP TIPS] The 3 x 3 of Using Recruiters

 

If you are using recruiters as part of your job market strategy (and you probably should be), and you are finding it a frustrating process, here are some tips to help you.

First, understand the market from their point of view

  1. You are not the buyer, the organisation advertising the job is.

  2. For many recruiters it’s a numbers game: high...

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Crafting a Killer Cover Letter

 

The cover letter!

Maligned in some quarters, considered essential in others, but what’s the reality.

Like everything in life, its good to know the outcome you want before you start and the purpose of what you are doing.

Your cover letter is no different.

It’s an important part of the process of your ultimate goal of getting a...

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Get Unstuck and Enjoy Your Career In 5 Days

 

“It’s work! You’re not supposed to enjoy it!”.

That’s what people used to say, and sadly some still do.

If that’s your view of work it’s time to change your mind. Work should be something you enjoy that supports the lifestyle you’ve chosen.

What gets me up in the mornings is finding ways to help...

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Does your career story fit together like this one?

 

We are the accumulation of every experience we’ve ever had and every decision we’ve ever made. That’s why we’re together now, me having written this and you reading it.

Let me explain my career metaphor, and as I do, start to notice how the pieces of your jigsaw fit together to create who you are now and your own...

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What do Mountain Skills and Career Skills have in common?

career skills Aug 24, 2020
 

As we approached the summit, at 22, 209 feet, the cloud closed in and the view disappeared. As we stepped onto the top of the highest mountain in Peru, all we could see was the inside of a cloud.

It was the culmination of a four-week expedition to climb Huascaran.

Preparation had taken months and built on years of experience. Even on the...

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What are the key things I need on my CV?

 

It’s a question I often get asked and something I work on with all of my clients who are going to the job market.

For almost everyone, two A4 pages is what you are aiming for, using a clear typeface and avoiding things like boxes and shading if you are going to be applying online.

Your header information needs to make it clear who you are...

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