Jobs belong to employers but your career belongs to you! Take control of your employability and take control of your working life

Your CV

Your CV is what an employer sees first before meeting you. It is the only part of the job selection process over which you have total control. Your CV needs to reflect who you are and exactly how you meet the requirements of the opportunity on offer. Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions: I haven’t written a CV in a long time. Where do I start? What skills and experience can I highlight on my CV? How do I show my achievements without sounding as if I’m boasting? How can I show an employer the value of my experience in just a two page CV? Why don’t I get shortlisted when I have the skills and experience for the job? I’ve been away from the workplace for some time – what do I have to offer an employer? I’m looking for work after redundancy – how can I make a positive impression on my CV? How do I create a CV that shows I am capable of career progression? I want a change of career – how do I demonstrate that I have relevant skills to offer? If yes, read on! Are you clear and confident about the combination of skills, experience, knowledge and attitudes you can bring to the workplace? These attributes combine to make you employable and attractive to employers and form the key content for your CV. I can enable you to identify your employability skills so that you can; Recognise how your skills and experience transfer to different job roles Address any gaps in your experience and skills for the kind of role you seek Produce a CV specifically targeted for each application to generate interview offers Talk confidently about your skills and experience to generate job offers You can take this knowledge and insight forward to create your own employment security. By maintaining and developing your employability skills, you can ensure that you have what you need to be a valuable asset in the workplace. Start right now - where do you want to begin? Start from scratch by identifying your current employability profile – build a sound foundation for your CV and for planning your future in the workplace! Book an appointment to gain a clear picture of your current skills, experiences, knowledge and attitudes and identify the key aspects for specific job roles. Learn how to keep your employability skills current and ready for job applications. Learn how to use this evidence in your CV to show an employer exactly why they need to interview you. Introductory offer available until Wednesday 4th March - a 90 minute appointment for £60. Usual fee £80.

Take a fresh look at your CV – does it

do you justice?

Book an appointment to gain hints, tips and tools on layout, writing style and content. Make sure your CV shows an employer exactly how you meet the job requirements. Introductory offer available until Wednesday 4th March - a 45 minute appointment for £25. Usual fee £40 Appointments take place twice a month in the meeting room at Bishop’s Cleeve Library, Tobyfield Road, Bishop’s Cleeve, GL52 8NN. Payment can be made by cheque, cash or BACS. My Story I am a qualified Careers Adviser based in the Cheltenham area. I provide information advice and guidance to equip job seekers with the tools and know-how to master effective CV writing and manage their employability profile. In 2011 after almost 20 years working in the careers service, a company re-structure and change of focus led me to take voluntary redundancy. For the first time I had to take the advice that I had been giving! In the past few years I have gained varied and interesting work using established skills and learning new ones. Tackling a new challenge outside work has also had a positive impact on my professional life – learning how to surf the waves of our beautiful coastline is a real energiser and confidence booster – and is a work in progress! Through finding new ways of using the skills I enjoy and being prepared to continue to learn, I have experienced the true value of managing my employability. I am proactive in keeping my experience and skills relevant and current for the kind of work I want to do. As a result I have created my own employment security rather than depending on an employer to do that for me. The professional advice I give today is stronger because of this personal experience. Let me share it with you. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle” Steve Jobs
Jobs belong to employers but your career belongs to you! Take control of your employability and take control of your working life

Your CV

Your CV is what an employer sees first before meeting you. It is the only part of the job selection process over which you have total control. Your CV needs to reflect who you are and exactly how you meet the requirements of the opportunity on offer. Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions: I haven’t written a CV in a long time. Where do I start? What skills and experience can I highlight on my CV? How do I show my achievements without sounding as if I’m boasting? How can I show an employer the value of my expe- rience in just a two page CV? Why don’t I get shortlisted when I have the skills and experience for the job? I’ve been away from the workplace for some time – what do I have to offer an employer? I’m looking for work after redundancy – how can I make a positive impression on my CV? How do I create a CV that shows I am capable of career progression? I want a change of career – how do I demonstrate that I have relevant skills to offer? If yes, read on! Are you clear and confident about the combination of skills, experience, knowledge and attitudes you can bring to the workplace? These attributes combine to make you employable and attractive to employers and form the key content for your CV. I can enable you to identify your employability skills so that you can; Recognise how your skills and experience transfer to different job roles Address any gaps in your experience and skills for the kind of role you seek Produce a CV specifically targeted for each applica- tion to generate interview offers Talk confidently about your skills and experience to generate job offers You can take this knowledge and insight forward to create your own employment security. By maintaining and developing your employability skills, you can ensure that you have what you need to be a valuable asset in the workplace. Start right now - where do you want to begin? Start from scratch by identifying your cur- rent employability profile – build a sound foundation for your CV and for planning your future in the workplace! Book an appointment to gain a clear picture of your current skills, experiences, knowledge and attitudes and identify the key aspects for specific job roles. Learn how to keep your employability skills current and ready for job applications. Learn how to use this evidence in your CV to show an employer exactly why they need to interview you. Introductory offer available until Wednesday 4th March - a 90 minute hour appointment for £60. Usual fee £80.

Take a fresh look at your CV – does it do

you justice?

Book an appointment to gain hints, tips and tools on layout, writing style and content. Make sure your CV shows an employer exactly how you meet the job requirements. Introductory offer available until Wednesday 4th March - a 45 minute appointment for £25. Usual fee £40 Appointments take place twice a month in the meet- ing room at Bishop’s Cleeve Library, Tobyfield Road, Bishop’s Cleeve, GL52 8NN. Payment can be made by cheque, cash or BACS. My Story I am a qualified Careers Adviser based in the Cheltenham area. I provide information advice and guidance to equip job seekers with the tools and know-how to master effective CV writing and manage their employability profile. In 2011 after almost 20 years working in the careers service, a company re-structure and change of focus led me to take voluntary redundancy. For the first time I had to take the advice that I had been giving! In the past few years I have gained varied and interesting work using established skills and learning new ones. Tackling a new challenge outside work has also had a positive impact on my professional life – learning how to surf the waves of our beautiful coastline is a real energiser and confidence booster – and is a work in progress! Through finding new ways of using the skills I enjoy and being prepared to continue to learn, I have experienced the true value of managing my employability. I am proactive in keeping my experience and skills relevant and current for the kind of work I want to do. As a result I have created my own employment security rather than depending on an employer to do that for me. The professional advice I give today is stronger because of this personal experience. Let me share it with you. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle” Steve Jobs