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? Face to face appointments suspended due to Covid19 – but advice is available online! Are you: Seeking temporary/short term work in key areas during the Covid shutdown? Making plans for finding alternative employment/returning to work once the situation improves? Why not have a CV healthcheck to find out whether your CV passes the first impressions test? You can receive individual feedback on how your CV measures up to nine key criteria for success. My review enables you to ensure that your CV captures the reader’s attention and shows exactly why you should be on the shortlist. The feedback includes a free CV checklist to keep you on track with any future applications! Book your 30 minute review slot then send your CV, together with a brief outline of the role you are seeking, to draper.l@outlook.com. I will review your CV during your timeslot and will e-mail the feedback by close of business (6pm) the same day. To ensure complete confidentiality, I will delete your CV from my computer as soon as I have replied to you. The usual charge is £40 for a full review of your CV but during these challenging times the cost is only £15 for each CV feedback. Payment is by paypal. 6th form and Further Education students - use your time at home to work on your application for Higher Education! Are you: in Year 12 and planning to apply for a Higher Education course this autumn? Get one step ahead by working on your Personal Statement while you are at home! Your Personal Statement is a crucial part of your UCAS application form and, particularly for very competitive and popular courses, may be the key factor governing whether you are offered a place. Increase your chances of gaining the course offers you want! Access individual feedback on your Personal Statement and gain hints and tips on writing style and content. Book a 45 minute review slot and send your draft Personal Statement to draper.l@outlook.com. I will review your statement at that time and send you my feedback via e-mail by close of business (6pm) on the same day. To ensure complete confidentiality I will delete your Personal Statement from my computer as soon as I have replied to you. £30 for each Personal Statement review. Payment is by paypal The following face to face appointments will be available again as soon as is possible once the Covid19 lock down conditions are lifted. 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.

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. 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? Face to face appointments suspended due to Covid19 – but advice is available on line! Are you: Seeking temporary/short term work in key areas during the Covid shutdown? Making plans for finding alternative employ- ment/returning to work once the situation improves? Why not have a CV healthcheck to find out whether your CV passes the first impressions test? You receive individual feedback on how your CV measures up to nine key criteria for success. My review ensures that your CV captures the reader’s attention and shows exactly why you should be on the shortlist. The feedback includes a free CV check- list to keep you on track with any future applications! Book your 30 minute review slot then send your CV, together with a brief outline of the role you are seeking, to draper.l@outlook.com. I will review your CV during your timeslot and will e- mail the feedback by close of business (6pm) the same day. To ensure complete confidentiality, I will delete your CV from my computer as soon as I have replied to you. The usual charge is £40 for a full review of your CV but during these challenging times the cost is only £15 for each CV feedback. Payment is by paypal. 6th form and Further Education students - use your time at home to work on your application for Higher Education! Are you: In Year 12 and planning to apply for a Higher Education course this autumn? Get one step ahead by working on your Personal Statement while you are at home! Your Personal Statement is a crucial part of your UCAS application form and, particularly for very competitive and popular courses, may be the key factor governing whether you are offered a place. Increase your chances of gaining the course offers you want! Access individual feedback on your Personal State- ment and gain hints and tips on writing style and content. Book a 45 minute review slot and send your draft Personal Statement to draper.l@outlook.com. I will review your statement at that time and send you my feedback via e-mail by close of business (6pm) on the same day. To ensure complete confidentiality I will delete your Personal Statement from my computer as soon as I have replied to you. £30 for each Personal Statement review. Payment is by paypal 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. The following face to face appointments will be available again as soon as is possible once the Covid19 lock down conditions are lifted.

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. 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