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There be gold in them thar hills

cvs interviews job market Jul 22, 2019
 

This week I’m thinking about your skills and qualities. The things that you’re good at and the things how you do them.

Think about each thing you do, each contribution and each achievement, as a hill or mountain in the landscape of your career. As you look closer, you’ll see that each is made up of skills and qualities and actions.

Take a look at this short video (it’s less than 2 minutes) to find out how to discover the gold in there than can help you thrive in your career.

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Sell without selling

 

In this week’s blog I’ve got a great tip to help you sell yourself comfortably, without feeling like you are.

It will be hugely beneficial to you in interviews, performance appraisal conversations and with prospective customers or clients.

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Networking - Just Do It.

 

You’ve almost certainly heard people talking about networking. You may have these or other reactions: 

  • I’ve heard of it but I don’t really know what it means
  • I’m terrified of it / it feels totally alien to me / it feels uncomfortable
  • I already do it, love it and find it useful and fun

 Wherever you are now, you need to know that networking plays a huge part in the job market, careers and business. If you’re not doing it then you’re missing out on a lot of opportunity, and a lot of interesting and enjoyable interactions.

Why is it so useful? It can help you perform better in your current role; it can help you to line up your next career step; it can help you to raise your profile and build reputation; it can help you research job or career moves and refine your CV; it can connect you with hiring managers; …and much more.

Biggest objection

A lot of people I work with have the same reaction I had when I first came across...

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Do you need references on your CV?

cvs job market Mar 05, 2019
 

It’s a big question and one which you’ll get different advice on depending on who you ask.

Remember that this is your sales document, so you get to decide. Watch this short video (it’s about a minute) where I tell you how to choose.

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Is your CV Lookin’ Good?

cvs job market Mar 05, 2019
 

Is your CV not getting read? Are you applying for loads of jobs but getting nothing back? It could be as simple as changing the layout.

How your CV looks is actually really important. Given the number of people who apply for any given job, if yours looks scruffy and hard to read, the recruiter or hiring manager will have plenty of others to move on to which clearly give them the information they need.

In this short video I highlight some of the key points about format, font and layout which will get you on track with your CV

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What you need to know about your profile

cvs job market Mar 05, 2019
 

Most people agree that a good profile serves you well on your CV. Its purpose is to grab your reader’s attention and give them enough information to want to carry on reading down your CV.

It’s a short paragraph of about 5 lines and this 1 minute video explains the key elements of a good profile.

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