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Why should we employ you?

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What comes first the chicken or the egg? Or in small business terms…….. the website or the CV? Having concentrated on the correct wording in the former for what seems like weeks it was obvious a potential client would ask for the later!!  After much deliberation with Marketing Vision I finally took the advice offered to me and eradicated all the ‘SAP’ technical talk from my website ……. Thankfully now it was time to talk  SAP again!!! Yay!

What have I learnt? The CV format may have changed over the last 10 years but the underlying key points remain the same.

  • There is no single ‘correct’ way to write and present a CV…. HOWEVER
  • Keep it brief. No more than two A4 sheets – maximum, potential employers may have several hundred CVs to pick through, if its too long it’ll be trashed before its even read!
  • Keep it sharp, no point whittling…

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Why should we employ you?

What comes first the chicken or the egg? Or in small business terms…….. the website or the CV? Having concentrated on the correct wording in the former for what seems like weeks it was obvious a potential client would ask for the later!!  After much deliberation with Marketing Vision I finally took the advice offered to me and eradicated all the ‘SAP’ technical talk from my website ……. Thankfully now it was time to talk  SAP again!!! Yay!

What have I learnt? The CV format may have changed over the last 10 years but the underlying key points remain the same.

  • There is no single ‘correct’ way to write and present a CV…. HOWEVER
  • Keep it brief. No more than two A4 sheets – maximum, potential employers may have several hundred CVs to pick through, if its too long it’ll be trashed before its even read!
  • Keep it sharp, no point whittling on about experience from 20 years ago. Focus the words on the last 5 years of experience
  • Check your spelling and grammar, if the shop window has a mistake your potential employer may feel your slap dash attitude runs through everything you do!
  • Target the job you are applying for, bring out the skills relevant to THAT job
  • Lay-out, make sure your layout is logical, clear and easy to read!

Whether its a website your writing or a CV go back to basics and ask yourself ………

Why should we employ you? 

BEST OF LUCK……..I hope you get the job!

Falcon Virtual Assistance

Petersfield

www.falconva.co.uk

My First Jelly

 

Owning a Virtual Assistance Company based in Petersfield and working predominantly on my own, the thing I miss the most about corporate life is the interaction and banter with others. As a result I decided to take some advice from a friend and set up a Jelly in the Petersfield area.

If your asking yourself – what on earth is a Jelly? It is an informal co-working event where freelancers and small business owners can bring their laptops, and work, chat and collaborate with others. The UK Jelly website defines co-working as, “Meeting up with like-minded people to work together in a different environment, to exchange help and advice, and maybe come up with a new idea to collaborate on”. It differs from a networking event in that the primary purpose of a Jelly isn’t to find new clients or promote your business, although of course this often happens indirectly.

The Petersfield Jelly will be held on Friday 11th March at 9.30am at Fork Handles Kitchen. It will be free to attend, and we will be able to connect to the cafés WIFI. The only thing that needs to be paid for are food and drink.

Hope to see you there!

Business People Working on an Office Desk
Group of Business People Working on an Office Desk

Elizabeth Mant

Falcon Virtual Assistance

Petersfield

 

Project Management Professional

So after what seems a very long journey I passed my Project Management Professional exam, this was no walk in the park!!! Firstly the application for the exam is a rather long winded process…..documenting and submitting some 2500 hours of project experience. The institute then kindly selected my application for auditing (ahhhh why me?) Surely studying for the exam would be the easy bit….. hmmm it seems not! After 4 weeks of hard study and finally remembering a list of 22 formula I was ready for the exam….. 3 hrs and 40 mins later, 200 questions answered (3 formulas used and about 190 questions on Stakeholders answered)…….. I PASSED!

Anyone can call themselves a Project Manager………  for me – I’m not just a Project Manager but a qualified one and accredited to the Project Management Institute.