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This week, discover how biscuits can improve your CV. Really!

Also - big news! I have just published my first book on Amazon Kindle. It's called 'Ace Your CV, Elevate Your Career: A Five-Step System to Increase Career Confidence, Build Professional Visibility and Open Interview Doors' and you can download it here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01IDLQT9S

Direct download: Podcast_094-_How_Biscuits_Can_Improve_Your_CV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm UTC

How do you know if your CV is good or not? This week's podcast examines five sources of CV feedback.

Direct download: Podcast_093_CV_Feedback.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm UTC

In your job search, do you ever feel that you are taking part, but not really competing? If so, you may have fallen into the easy trap of being a contestant, when your heart’s true desire is to be a contender.

This week's podcast covers how to change that.

Direct download: Podcast_092_Be_a_Contender_Not_a_Contestant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm UTC

When it comes to applying for a role, you are very likely to email your application. If you do, you’ll need to write a cover email, attaching relevant documents, such as your CV and cover letter. Faced with this final hurdle before you hit the send button, you may ask yourself:

  • What should I actually write in my cover email?
  • Should the content of my cover email duplicate my cover letter and, if so, should I still attach my cover letter?
  • How can I make the most of this opportunity and make a positive first impression?

This podcast has the answers!

Direct download: Podcast_091_How_to_write_a_cover_email.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am UTC

Tune in to discover the two questions that can cut right to the heart of your experience, helping you to create a gripping, page-turning career story.

Direct download: Podcast_090_Two_Questions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm UTC

The 2000-character LinkedIn summary section can strike fear into the heart of the bravest of job seekers. Stifled by the fear of professional embarrassment and good old-fashioned writer's block, countless members leave their summary blank. 

If your LinkedIn summary is terrifying you, tune in to discover why you should complete it, what you should write about, and tips to ace this all-important LinkedIn section.

Direct download: Podcast_088_How_to_Write_Your_LinkedIn_Summary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm UTC

The job of proofreading your CV is a crucial one. This week's podcast shares tips to help you achieve a methodical and thorough job.

Direct download: Podcast_087_How_to_Proofread_Your_CV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am UTC

Have you ever considered writing a blog to support your job search and career goals?

A blog can act as the interview before and after the interview, allowing you to set out your stall at leisure and position yourself as a must-hire candidate. Writing a blog can develop your reputation as a subject matter expert, and as a candidate with true interest and motivation in your desired field. It's truly worth the effort.

A blog can be a powerful differentiator, helping you stand out from the crowd. As Wayne Dyer said, "It's never crowded along the extra mile", and this is especially true in relation to blogging.

This podcast outlines the benefits of blogging for jobseekers, how to blog, what to blog about, and tips to ace your new blog.

Direct download: Podcast_086_Blogging_for_Jobseekers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am UTC

Are you thinking that a personal website is beyond your reach? A step too far? Too time-consuming, too costly, too technical?

Think again.

This week's podcast explains the benefits of a personal website and how to go about creating one.

Direct download: Podcast_085_Your_New_Personal_Website.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am UTC

In this week's podcast, I share five online tools to support and enhance your job search. They are:

  • PhotoFeeler
  • Dropbox
  • Google Alerts
  • WiseStamp
  • Canva / PicMonkey
Direct download: _Job_Search_Tools.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am UTC