I’ve been in so called ‘people’ businesses for most of my working life, at least since 1976 when I left the engineering career I had been in till then. Working as a contractor in the engineering design industry, I was invited to join the agency as a contract manager to find draftsmen for a range of contracts.
That developed strongly to the point where I was Director of the business 14 years later and following a downturn in the market, I was made redundant shortly after that!
Between 1990 and 2002 I held several good jobs in recruitment, employment tribunal representative, redundancy and outplacement counsellor, HR consultant and business manager – all aspects of job and career change.
Although I usually had no great difficulty in finding new jobs, I went through downsizing or redundancy four times and well remember the feelings of disappointment and rejection every time it happened.
As an expert CV Writer and author, I write CVs and resumes for clients worldwide, starting locally in Crewe, Cheshire and for clients throughout the UK and Northern Ireland. I have written a CV for junior people and graduates, as well as writing English language CVs for the most senior executives and directors in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Croatia. I have CV writing clients in Monaco, Hungary and Poland. Further afield my clients come from Hong Kong, Dubai, Kuwait and Thailand plus Australia and many states in the USA where CVs are in as much demand as are traditional resumes.
As a business leader and career coach for over 25 years, the experiences and recommendations I make to my clients are drawn predominantly from my own working life.
I have worked in private companies and in PLCs including KPMG, Penna Consulting and Sanders & Sidney at senior level.
My own business, Career Consulting Limitedwas established in 2002 and has been providing service online and in person ever since.