CV tips

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Goldman Sachs is looking for an exceptional individual to fill a full time position in the Office of Corporate Engagement in London. Ideally, the candidate should have at least one years’ experience in a similar or related field, with particular experience in project management. A background in the field of entrepreneurship is preferred, but is not a pre requisite.

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In Part 3 of her CV writing series on TriplePundit.com, Shannon unpacks a common mistake made by jobseekers in this process: bombing the profile. Then, she breaks down process of writing a killer, attention-grabbing profile sentence-by-sentence.

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This week on LinkedIn, Shannon explains why job success doesn’t start with your annual review or a promotion opportunity, but with your initial job application. After all, if you want to reach destination dream job, every step in the journey matters.

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The one-page job proposal is clever, compelling strategy to find a way into the companies you are targeting. It puts the onus on you to show what you can do for a company in a concise way. Rather than focusing on who you are, what you do and what you need like a traditional CV or résumé does, the one-page job proposal focuses on the company: who they are, what they do and what they need. It’s basically a sales pitch, but one that’s squarely aimed at the company’s weak spot.

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Here at Walk of Life, we are constantly telling our clients and blog readers to get to know the market and understand what an employer wants before starting a sustainability job search.

A big part of this involves tailoring your approach to the specific sector you want to work in – NGO, corporate, consultancy, government, social enterprise or SME.  In today’s blog, Erik Fairbairn – CEO of Pod Point, one of Europe’s market-leading electric vehicle charging firms – sets out his no-nonsense guide to getting a job at his low-carbon startup. Here’s his story:

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Ok, be honest with me. How many times have you dived straight into writing a CV or resume before you did a search for your dream job?

More than once? Every time? Neither response would surprise me. As a career coach with many years’ experience inside the HR department, I’ve seen the hallmarks of this approach arrive on my desk all too often. Which is why I’m going to give it to you straight and say: “Not so fast!”

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As a career coach and former HR exec, I know first hand what makes a resume stand out from the crowd. Equally, I know what makes a hiring manager drop a resume into the ‘No Way’ tray.

Many myths are propagated in relation to CVs and resumes. It’s a veritable minefield! In today’s blog, I’m busting some of those myths to help you avoid the common traps and shape your CV into something the hiring manager really wants to see.

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One of the most distinctive traits of great leadership is the desire to empower the leaders of the future.

At a recent Net Impact sustainability careers event in London, I was thrilled to host a panel with one of the most inspirational sustainability leaders in the business: Mike Barry, Head of Sustainable Business at Marks and Spencer PLC, who played a central role in setting up M&S’s game-changing agenda, Plan A.

In his speech, Mike walked the walk by setting out his own hiring agenda and outlining the key eight skills he looks for in a prospective sustainability professional’s CV.

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