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A month within the lifetime of CV Shed


Peek behind the scenes of CV Shed

As we come to the tip of the 12 months, 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 initiatives during the last month, which have saved me busy at a historically quiet time of 12 months. That is what I’ve been as much as not too long ago:

CVs for personal shoppers

I’ve had a number of personal shoppers this month, who discover me via my
blogs, web searches,
LinkedIn and private suggestions. This facet of my work may be actually numerous and clients this month embody a British Diplomat, a Police Inspector, an IT Supervisor and an Account Director. These CVs are actually the core of what I do; I like to assist folks to know their worth and assist them in taking the following steps on their profession path. 

Freelance CV writing

To fill the gaps between personal shoppers, I write on a contract foundation for a world CV firm. I can take as a lot or as little work as I would like, which provides me the flexibleness to prioritise personal shoppers in between freelance orders. I are likely to deal with entry-level, retail, administration, manufacturing and logistics roles for this consumer.

Employees profiles

Nearly all of this month has been spent fulfilling a contract for a development firm, who employed me to jot down profiles of their key employees. These might be used to introduce the workforce to the consumer once they bid for brand new work, so though the content material is just like that on a CV, the audience may be very totally different. This venture has been actually pleasurable and I used to be in a position to create some sturdy profiles for workers that engaged with the method and actually thought of their solutions to my questions. 

Proofreading

I actually loved the couple of proofreading jobs that got here my approach this month. I used to be requested to examine the copy for 2 web sites owned by a monetary planning group, which, though not my regular subject material, was fascinating for me and a great probability to step again into one thing I used to do each 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 corporations. Most of my commissions lately come from an organization in New York, who want me to jot down from a British perspective for his or her UK enterprise. I like the writing course of, and, as a further bonus, it could result in extra personal work as weblog readers search me out to work on their
CVs

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 at all times somebody in there to supply recommendation / a listening ear / workplace banter at any time of the day. It signifies that, though we’re all working independently in our personal little nook of the UK (and past!), we will nonetheless talk about finest follow and bounce concepts round. 

Managing job affords

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 indicate the worth of a whole and up-to-date
LinkedIn profile – you may be headhunted to new roles with out even making an attempt, 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 cherished to have taken it, because it’s an space I’m very fascinated with working in, however sadly the amount 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 12 months!

As you possibly can see, the previous few weeks have been fairly full-on. I’m winding down for Christmas now and recharging prepared for subsequent 12 months, so please do
get in contact in case you have any initiatives I might help with in 2021! 

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