Even the most experienced and skilled professionals can struggle to convey the unique combination of strengths they bring to an organisation. I spend time with my clients to really draw out the value they have added to their employers/customers and rewrite their CVs to convey this with maximum impact.
I also provide effective models and tips for concisely and confidently responding to the toughest of interview questions, providing a mock interview service to give practice and honest, helpful feedback.
Key outcomes are a CV that brings to life the unique combination of skills and qualities you bring, a clear job search strategy and the confidence to perform well at interview. I also help with practical and psychological preparation for assessment centres.
When I first started writing my CV I did not know what information to include and what to leave out. In the end I had written 5 pages, but it did not read very well at all. When I sent the CV off, employers never got back to me. By the time I approached Helen for help, I felt low in confidence and really unsure if I would ever get a job in the field I am trained in.
Helen instantly gave me more hope about my situation. She was easy to talk to and made the process of writing the CV fun. Not only did she help with writing the CV, she also built my confidence in the process. I was resistant at times, but she taught me that believing in myself is the foundation for success at work.
Helen helped me to include more information and yet cut it back to a more reasonable size. I could have never put it together in the same way. She helped me to structure my CV in a way that looked different to any CV I had seen before. By the time my CV was finished I could not believe it was actually about me, it looked so professional and the information reflected all work experience at this point. I had never been good at selling myself, but I felt really comfortable with the way my work history was presented.
I sent my CV to an agency, they got back to me within 2 days and said that they were impressed with my CV and they would do their best to get me a job. A week later they phoned back and offered me a job. I was so so happy!”