Covering letters

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Tips and tricks on writing CV’s (or Resumes) for young people who think that they ‘know it all’.

One of the most difficult things for someone entering the work force for the first time is that they have no relevant experience so they have to make the best of what experiences they have had. So I advise you to get some experience – virtually any experience that you can talk about. It could be going on an educational trip, it could be a work placement, it could be volunteering for a charity, it could be in a sports team, choir or band, it could be being part of a youth scheme in the summer, it could be going out of your way to assist people or perhaps you have been able to do some paid work already. Then you need to work out what you have learnt from the time you have spent doing these activities then work out if any of this could be relevant to a future employer. Continue reading

Men and Relationships – the Evolution of Love

‘Men should be dynamic, problem solving, in control, go-getting, vital, successful and soft as and when required. Men’s magazines are about tight abs, not how you feel. Currently there is no real way of reaching men to discuss how they feel. As a bloke, if you go out with your mates, you drink a few pints, you talk sport, you might moan about the missus, but you won’t talk about your feelings, about how you can’t cope. Your mates would run a mile. They don’t know how to talk themselves. Men don’t; it is not seemly’.
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Writing covering letters for jobs

Generally your letter should be three paragraphs.  The first paragraph should say why you are writing, the second should outline why you are ideal for the job and the last paragraph should state what you would like to happen next. Paragraph One – Why I am writing Here you should explain why you decided to apply for … Continue reading

Writing speculative letters for jobs.

When I used to work in Career Centres helping people to get jobs by improving their marketing skills I would often come across speculative letters addressed to Dear Sir, not saying what kind of work they would like to do and including phrases like ‘I am a good comunicator’. In the centre we were helping … Continue reading