Writing the perfect resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) At a time when vacancies are hard to come by and there is increasing pressure in us to secure that all important role. But how often do we get the 'dear john' letter and fail to get an interview? The 'perfect CV' is the one that gets you the interview. Never underestimate the power of a good resume or CV. Your resume is part of marketing yourself to the recruiter, so it needs to demonstrate who you are and what you stand for. It needs to … [Read more...] about The Perfect Resume (CV) to get you through to interview
A guide to job hunting and why you should never appear desperate for a job When you are under time pressure to secure a role its easy to accept the wrong one and give the wrong message to the 'right' role for you. Ever wondered how a person got a job that you didn't, even though you have more experience and skills? I have seen an increasing number of professionals asking for guidance as to what they should do to gain employment after redundancy. Whether you are looking for a job because of … [Read more...] about Job search a guide for professionals
What is Mentoring? Is mentoring a fad or here to stay as a valuable organizational development strategy? 87% of businesses in the UK utilised mentoring according to a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Survey (1999), (Klasen and Clutterbuck 2002) This trend has continued, however some organizations call mentoring interventions "coaching" to appear leading edge, but that is a piece for another article. Mentoring in a business sense is a vehicle for self development. Having … [Read more...] about Business Mentoring What is it?
What’s your cause? - Goal setting for 2010 Prompted by this: Instead of writing goals this year, can you define your cause? Goals create actions which might have an effect. Causes create effects, making the goals that arise more fluid, adaptable and meaningful. Marcia Reynolds It got me thinking about new Year goals and resolutions. Every year it is the same, every self and personal development guru says that now is the time to clear out the old and set up the new, and less than a month into … [Read more...] about What’s your cause? – Goal setting for 2010