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How to Recession-Proof Your Career

According to IMF estimates global growth is projected at –4.9% in 2020. In fact, it has been reported that the downward impact from the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly endangered all socio-economic progress in the world since the 1990s. Despite Government initiatives to provide support to households and firms suffering the consequences of mandated restrictions on activity, it is anticipated many sectors are likely to emerge persistently smaller after the pandemic. Given we all are experiencing a crisis like no other along with an uncertain recovery, what is the best course of action to take during these throes of change?

How to reflect a career change in a professional CV

How to reflect a career change in a professional CV. Change is rarely easy, and when it comes to switching to a different field, industry or profession, this can be particularly daunting. The task to conform to the required skills and expected competencies for a new job may seem monumental, and the shift from the old field to the new may be one of the biggest mental hurdles that professional must conquer.

However, professionals tend to underestimate just how transferable their skills are. Skills and competencies from a specific industry may also relevant to other industries. Your chances of success greatly depend on how you package yourself and how your CV presents your strengths and capabilities.

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The Importance of Personal Branding in 2020

If you want to kick-start your career or work towards a new goal, promoting your distinctive brand through social media is a powerful way to establish credibility and build your professional network.

While the global economy is taking a massive hit due the global COVID-19 pandemic, digital platforms are seeing higher engagement rates than ever, with more people looking to information and entertainment online, and focusing their attention on social platforms and other apps.

What Recruiters Are Saying About Hiring During the Pandemic

As a CV Writer, I’m fortunate enough to be privy to a range of discussions in the recruitment community. As it stands, sadly, they all share the same refrain: that the current business landscape is in turmoil. People are losing their jobs, fearing for their careers, and for their health – with pressure ratcheted upon business leaders and their talent management teams.  It would be wrong to sugar-coat this. However, all is not lost and opportunities abound for job seekers.

Crisis and Change Management – Making the Impossible, Possible.

At the time of writing this blog the world in the grip of the Coronavirus Pandemic. This is already causing disruption to everything including schooling, commerce and travel. At the corporate level, we will soon be seeing changes to industrial strategies and business models. As a result of these unexpected and seemingly impossible changes, it’s highly likely that businesses, organisations and individuals will encounter resistance either personally, professionally, or both.

Regardless of the situation or local, whether it be at the workplace, airport, or dealing with management teams, people react to being told “it’s not possible” in a variety of ways, and not all those ways are productive. To get around the brick walls which corporations, bureaucracies and other social groups put in our way, it is important to follow these helpful tips.

15 ways to make your CV stand out!

It’s often reported that recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a CV before they make the initial decision on candidates. That means you have to win them over fast.

Amelia Brooke, founder of ABCV Solutions, created an example of an excellent CV to show what works.

Top 7 tips for writing the perfect engineering CV

One of the most key elements of success in a job search is the CV and the engineering CV can often be one of the more difficult documents to develop. The CV is the job seeker’s primary marketing document that sells the product – the skills and experience of the engineer. To be effective, an engineering CV must grab the attention of the reader in a matter of seconds. A good engineering CV will extend that attention span to over a minute. Better yet, a successful CV will prompt the reader to contact the job seeker. In effect, the success of the job search revolves around the effectiveness of the first step – the CV.

Top 10 Emerging Skills for the C-Suite

Earlier this year the research and analytics company Gartner Talent Neuron analysed over 400 job postings for C-suite executives from 2015 to 2018 from locations around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. The analysis revealed the top 10 hard and soft skills based on the highest emerging demand for all C-level job titles. The data from the study shows that C-suite executives are increasingly expected to have technical skills such as advanced-tech knowledge in addition to cognitive and social soft skills.

Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards

We are extremely excited to be selected as a finalist in this year’s Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards! We are one of only four businesses to reach the finals within the category of Micro Business of Year.