How to get noticed from the crowd?Top 10 tips for CV’s

Remember your CV is your Marketing Document sell yourself and be positive it gets you seen or leave behind as a positive impression of you

1. Include a personal profile or summary

People hire people; use a short personal statement to explain why you are the best person for the job. (Buy me)Three sentences maximum.

2. Don’t leave gaps

If you’ve been out of work it can be a worry but just put a positive take on it.

Did you do a course, volunteer work or develop soft skills such as communication, teamwork or project management?

3. Keep it current

You should keep your CV up-to-date and relevant

4. Tell the truth lies will find you out

Usually a CV should be no more than two pages, Employers spend, an average of about ten seconds looking at any one CV in an initial sift, keep it to the point.

5. Tailor it to the job

Take the time to adapt your CV for each role that you apply for.

Research the company and use the job advert to work out exactly what skills you should point out to them.

6. Get it checked several times

Employers DO look for mistakes on CVs and if they find them, it makes you look bad.

7. Two for one when using key words

Designed and developed, planned and organised, reviewed and monitored at the start of each bullet point gets you double the search points

8. Explain what you have done

Say what you did how you did it and the result

Planned and organised a meeting for 17 colleagues so that each person received timely invitations and agendas ensuring a productive start and reduced waste (£ %)

9. Make it look good

Image is everything, and that also goes for your CV.

10. Make it keyword friendly

If you’ve uploaded your CV to a job site so recruiters can find you, keywords are very important. Job titles and job buzzwords will help a search engine pick out your CV

How to avoid losing your head at work?

Top ten tips for overcoming frustration at work

Work can be frustrating some times it can just get to us. It seems that the smallest problem can become a huge obstacle and this just causes us too much pain to overcome. We all have experienced this at work and by using the tips below we can minimise the effects on ourselves and on others

1. Recognise and acknowledge that is how you are feeling,Whats that like?

2. Understand what it is you are frustrated about, the problem the person or the place

3. Draw your attention to something else that changes your emotions

4. Change what you are doing to something else,that changes your focus

5. Go for a walk for five minutes

6. Write down how you and feeling and why

7. Write down how you would like to be

8.  Look at the problem differently, from another angle or perspective

9.  What is this frustration teaching me at the moment?

10. Give the frustration a context how important is this really in the grand scheme of things ( a sense of proportion)