Mildred’s blog

Seeking 10 jobseekers to join me in online book launch Q&A

So many of you have been asking me when you can get hold of my new book, The Science of Successful Job Hunting, and I’m pleased to say I  finally have an answer for you! The Science of Successful Job Hunting will be available (initially on Amazon and online book stores only) from Monday 22nd September 2014. Special online...

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Why graduates begging for jobs is no laughing matter…

Have you seen this photo above? It’s of 22-year-old Marketing graduate, Alfred Ajani, standing outside London Waterloo train station holding a sign that says, “Marketing graduate (Ba Hons 2.1 Coventry Uni). Ask for a CV”. According to newspaper reports, Alfred was approached by several ‘City types’ who took up his...

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Be like Bob – start your job hunting success story today!

Aug 18, 14 Be like Bob – start your job hunting success story today!

Posted by in Useful resources

I’m REALLY excited to share with you the official trailer for my book, The Science of Successful Job Hunting, which is coming out next month! Check out “Bob’s” story in this two-minute animation:     I’ll be back with more updates on the book release shortly; but in the...

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Introducing…The Science of Successful Job Hunting [new book]

Jul 25, 14 Introducing…The Science of Successful Job Hunting [new book]

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Two weeks ago I asked for your help in choosing the cover of my new careers book, The Science of Successful Job Hunting. I’d like to thank everyone who took the time out to give me feedback on this blog, on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and by email. The response was overwhelming and this cover (after a few more design...

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Help me choose the cover of my new book!

Okay friends, I’ve come to a crucial stage in book number two and I need your help in moving forward! But before we come to that, a quick background on the journey so far in case this is your first time reading my blog – in which case, welcome! (If you already know the story, or you’re really impatient, scroll down...

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Jobseekers’ round-up (May): inspiring women and career advancement

This month’s roundups are made up of two videos and a blog article featuring three people I greatly admire and respect. WATCH: Sheryl Sandberg’s commencement speech I have been a huge fan of Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Chief Operating Officer, since seeing her speak live at the London School of Economics sometime in...

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Top Tips for quickly improving your CV

May 21, 14 Top Tips for quickly improving your CV

Posted by in CV writing tips, Guest posts

Your CV is one document you’re going to need to pay special attention to throughout your working life and there’s always something new to learn about improving it. In this sponsored guest post, recruitment agent, Simon Cruz, offers his top tips for quickly improving your CV. GUEST POST BY SIMON CRUZ A ‘curriculum vitae’,...

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“Stay eternally optimistic” – how one long-term jobseeker survived SIX years of unemployment!

Around three years ago I met a jobseeker by the name of Uzoma, who attended the WHSmith signing of my book, 7 Keys to a Winning CV: How to create a CV that gets results. Uzoma came across as bright and intelligent and his CV showed a diverse range of skills and experience, but yet he was unemployed and had been for the last three...

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Jobseekers’ round-up (April): CV buzzwords, cover letter headlines & side hustlin’

For this month’s Jobseekers’ round-up, I’ve chosen three articles that cover the general spectrum of the job search process and a semi-wildcard which might not appeal to all jobseekers but offers great value anyway. So here goes… ‘I’m a fun-loving team player’: The terrible buzzwords you must delete...

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ASK MILDRED: How do I find a job as an older, experienced jobseeker?

I get asked a lot of questions about job-seeking on and offline, so today I’m introducing a new feature on my blog to help provide you with some answers – “Ask Mildred”! About once every fortnight (maybe more), I will answer your burning career or job search questions personally, or bring in special guests with expertise in...

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