A recruiter tells us what makes a good CV - if you are changing sector

Derek made the industry change from a cleaning company to a company in the healthcare industry supplying over-the-counter prescription drugs and vitamin supplements. The company had grown in turnover in the last four years from £3 million to £14million  - which suited Derek as he was looking to move into an Operations Manager role in healthcare which he felt gave him more challenges and opportunity following his MBA. The Recruiter who hired him told me why his CV went to the top of the pile: ...


Beware of recruitment agencies sending out your CV without telling you

Best practice dictates that recruitment agencies tell candidates which company they are sending their CV to. In reality this often doesn’t happen, sometimes leading to the situation where a company has received the candidate’s CV twice, once direct from the candidate and once via an agency. At the extreme this can lead to a CV being sent to a company of which the candidate is currently employed – ouch! Some companies will have a logging system for CV’s and so if a CV comes in direct from...


Interview with Jane Kenyon – a serial entrepreneur, founder of www.wellheeleddivas.com and social enterprise www.girlsoutloud.org.uk

I am always on the look out for inspiring people and I jumped at the chance to interview Jane Kenyon. Here is a recording I made of the interview and below are some highlights, in case you don’t have time to listen to it.  Listen to the interview now After a privileged upbringing, the middle child of a self made millionaire, Jane got kicked out of home at the age of 16. She built a successful corporate career culminating in Marketing Brand Director for a big multinational training company....