What was your very first job?

What was your very first job?

My first job was in 1992. I was 14, and became a waitress in a family-run restaurant in a little North Yorkshire market town. My trial week earned me £1.50 an hour, which rose to £2 an hour once I’d made the grade. I did this every Saturday and most holidays until I...
The Art of the Covering Letter

The Art of the Covering Letter

“To apply for this position, send a copy of your CV and a covering letter…” Or, equally terrifying on an application form: “Please provide an outline of your skills and experience” These are the things that strikes real fear into the heart of the...
Changing your career – and changing your CV

Changing your career – and changing your CV

They say life is too short to do a job you hate. If you’re stuck in a rut, wanting a career change but not sure to what, the Milton Keynes Job Show is happening at centre:mk this weekend. It showcases thousands of employment and training opportunities, and...
New Year, New Business

New Year, New Business

I’ve been writing professionally in many different capacities for nearly 20 years, for a wide variety of people and organisations. I’ve written newspaper articles, advertising features, reported on crime and police performance, helped businesses to find...