There is a great opportunity in front of me, the shortest of timelines to apply and my CV is rubbish! Have you ever been in a situation like this? Had an occasion where you have even walked away from the opportunity because you don’t even know where to start with the clean up process?
If you are looking for the how to build your CV tips here, you are reading the wrong blog. In the roles I have held over mu career I have read many CV’s. There have been great CV’s and some where I have honestly been left wondering: why did they bother. I have helped many write CV’s that have helped them land that lucrative job.
Yet with all this experience and knowledge, my CV is not in a good state. Whilst it is not the worst one out there, it doesn’t show me off to the best light. Still I don’t seem to be able to fix it. I am to close to it.
I have been very fortunate in my career in that I haven’t had to really rely on my CV. From the earliest days working and when climbing, I seemed to know how to talk to the right person, in the right place at the right time and it worked.
Here I am in 2016, suddenly faced with a very different dilemma. I need a CV to get training work, to get speaking opportunities, to grow my business. It is almost funny. Here I am today, looking at an excellent opportunity to grow my business, even more, reach out to even more women and help them to build their personal career ladder successfully, and I am in need of not one but many CV’s.
I need a collections of CV’s and bio’s to give to conference organisers, other businesses, training companies, organisations I can collaborate with and even for organisations I can work for.
It is going to be a late night tonight, but it will be worth it. An opportunity like this can not be let past just because it requires me to get stuck in there and clean it up.
It is also something you should keep in mind. A CV is an important tool in your career, it should not be left. You should keep it up to date and be ready to change the focus in it to reach out for the next progression.
Is your CV a big monster which is out of control, or have you found ways to control it.
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