Peek behind the scenes of CV Shed
As we come to the tip of the yr, I believed I’d share a bit extra about what I do right here at CV Shed. I’ve been fortunate sufficient to work on quite a lot of tasks over the past month, which have saved me busy at a historically quiet time of yr. That is what I’ve been as much as lately:
CVs for personal shoppers
I’ve had a number of non-public shoppers this month, who discover me by way of my
blogs, web searches,
LinkedIn and private suggestions. This side of my work could be actually numerous and clients this month embrace a British Diplomat, a Police Inspector, an IT Supervisor and an Account Director. These CVs are actually the core of what I do; I really like to assist individuals to grasp their worth and help them in taking the following steps on their profession path.
Freelance CV writing
To fill the gaps between non-public shoppers, I write on a contract foundation for a world CV firm. I can take as a lot or as little work as I need, which supplies me the flexibleness to prioritise non-public shoppers in between freelance orders. I are inclined to concentrate on entry-level, retail, administration, manufacturing and logistics roles for this consumer.
The vast majority of this month has been spent fulfilling a contract for a building firm, who employed me to write down profiles of their key workers. These can be used to introduce the workforce to the consumer once they bid for brand spanking new work, so though the content material is much like that on a CV, the target market could be very totally different. This mission has been actually gratifying and I used to be capable of create some robust profiles for workers that engaged with the method and actually considered their solutions to my questions.
I actually loved the couple of proofreading jobs that got here my method this month. I used to be requested to verify the copy for 2 web sites owned by a monetary planning group, which, though not my standard subject material, was fascinating for me and a very good probability to step again into one thing I used to do every day earlier than I moved into CV writing.
Running a blog
In addition to operating my very own
weblog right here at CV Shed, I additionally write paid posts for different firms. Most of my commissions today come from an organization in New York, who want me to write down from a British perspective for his or her UK enterprise. I really like the writing course of, and, as a further bonus, it could actually result in extra non-public work as weblog readers search me out to work on their
Hanging out in a digital workplace
I’m fortunate sufficient to be a part of a web-based workplace for freelance CV writers. Though we’ve by no means met in particular person, everyone seems to be tremendous supportive and there’s all the time somebody in there to supply recommendation / a listening ear / workplace banter at any time of the day. It implies that, though we’re all working independently in our personal little nook of the UK (and past!), we will nonetheless talk about finest apply and bounce concepts round.
Managing job gives
I used to be approached on LinkedIn by a UK-based CV writing firm, who requested me to affix their workforce. I politely declined, however this goes to point out the worth of an entire and up-to-date
LinkedIn profile – you could be headhunted to new roles with out even attempting, in case your profile is as much as scratch! I used to be additionally supplied a short-term freelance function with a publishing firm – I’d have liked to have taken it, because it’s an space I’m very involved in working in, however sadly the quantity of labor I’d already dedicated to meant that I wasn’t free once they wanted me. Fingers crossed they’ll ask once more subsequent yr!
As you may see, the previous few weeks have been fairly full-on. I’m winding down for Christmas now and recharging prepared for subsequent yr, so please do
get in contact when you have any tasks I can assist with in 2021!