People often come to see me when they need help to find a new job. Once we have established what they are looking for, the next step is to look at how they are going to market themselves, followed by the strategy they will use for their search. This process includes coaching on writing Cover Letters, CVs, and Linked In Profiles. We often spend a lot of time talking about how to make sure these work as effectively as they can do in a job search.
It can be a challenging process for clients. CVs need to be formatted in a way that is up-to-date, and relevant to the country they are going to be used in. They need to include relevant information. They need to draw attention to the right things. And they need to do justice to the skills and experience that clients have to offer. Investment in getting the best information that is relevant for your job search, and the help you need can make a real difference. A poorly written or formatted CV can really let you down. A CV that is done well can be the door opener to interviews for the jobs you want. Read what one of my clients has to say about this difference:
After months of applying for hundreds of jobs, and not getting any results, interest or even one single job offer, I saw an advert for “The Career Clinic”. I thought, “let’s try and educate myself with some expert advice”. I met Janet for a
Janet gave me great advice and a bit of homework. I changed my CV with the tools she gave me and took time to customise it to the specific job I was applying for. I sent out 3 different CVs to 3 different
I should have invested in getting professional guidance from the start. Thanks to Janet, I have landed my dream job in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
Craig mac Donnell
Do I write CVs for my clients?
It can be tempting to get someone else to write your CV, especially if you are finding that it’s difficult to do. I frequently get asked to write CVs. But this is nearly always the one thing I will never do for a client. My answer is nearly always ‘No’. And I have good reasons for doing this.
If I write a CV or Cover Letter for you, the
words and phrases I use will be mine.
During the actual process of writing and rewriting your CV, you are thinking deeply about yourself and your skills.
Cover letters and CVs need to be an honest
reflection of the ‘authentic’ you.
These are pretty compelling reasons why I almost never write a CV for a client. I do however give very clear advice and guidance on what you need to do to create a compelling CV and cover letters that will do the work they need to do for you. And I will help you work out what your skills are and what your unique and authentic story is in terms of who you are and what you have to offer.
It’s CV month at Career Clinic
If you are job searching or changing jobs, and you need help to shape up good cover letters and CVs, then book in some coaching sessions. I’ll help you work out the best strategy for you, and give you clear guidance on how to write and format Cover Letters, CVs and your LinkedIn Profile.
My goal is to give YOU the information, coaching and skills YOU need to be successful.
Phone me now
Janet – 021 526 387
Don’t apply for another job without getting your CV sorted.