51 quick and easy ways to improve your CV

This post does exactly what it says on the tin – if you want to improve your CV in a hurry, here are 51 quick and easy things you can do right now… Scrap that cheap template you downloaded from *that* dodgy website Lose the words ‘CV’ or ‘Curriculum Vitae’ from the top of the page Get rid of...

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Why you shouldn’t waste your time making new goals this new year

Jan 04, 14 Why you shouldn’t waste your time making new goals this new year

Posted by in Blog, Mildred's thoughts

On New Years Eve I spent the best part of the day going over my last year’s journal and preparing to create my goals for the (then) coming year, as I do each year. As I reflected on last year’s progress, to my complete horror, I saw that of the 10 goals I had set myself for the year gone by, I had only achieved a measly...

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The number one secret to getting shortlisted for job interviews

Oct 25, 13 The number one secret to getting shortlisted for job interviews

Posted by in Blog, Interview, Job hunting tips

Last night my sister called me with some great news. She had been looking to change jobs for a while to develop her management skills and because she knew exactly what outcome she wanted to achieve, she had been applying to several carefully-selected roles over the past few months. Each time she made it to the interview...

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Top tips for landing a job in the City…and elsewhere

Oct 03, 13 Top tips for landing a job in the City…and elsewhere

Posted by in Blog, Employment, Job hunting tips

Last month I had the opportunity to attend Prospects in the City’s ‘Square Mile Jobs‘ learning event, a project aimed at helping unemployed workers in fringe boroughs to access City jobs. The event featured a panel discussion from three City employers – Garfield Cameron, Managing Director of Alpine...

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Two things I’ve learnt about CVs since writing ’7 Keys to a Winning CV’

Today is the second year anniversary of my book, 7 Keys to a Winning CV: How to create a CV that gets results, and to celebrate I’m giving away TWO signed copies to two very lucky jobseekers! If you want a copy, you’ve got to read right through to the end to find out how 7 Keys was the result of the two years I spent...

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Jobseekers’ round-up: a ‘dead’ eager cover letter and a unique resignation…

Sep 14, 13 Jobseekers’ round-up: a ‘dead’ eager cover letter and a unique resignation…

Posted by in Blog, Jobseekers' round-ups

The good and bad thing about the internet is that nothing is private any more. You do something bad, someone’s bound to capture it and post it on cyberspace somewhere. You do something good, the same thing can happen – albeit slower, perhaps. This job-seeking round-up involves the bad, the good…….and the...

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