In September I’m going to be delivering a couple of careers guidance courses for Mumsnet Academy with Heather McGreagor, aka Mrs Moneypenny, in London. I’m really excited about these, not least because those people who sign up will be really keen to make the most of our advice and put our guidance into action.
On Thursday 18th September it’ll be a CV masterclass where you’ll discover the secrets of a well laid out CV, how to show employers how interesting you really are and how to make the most of your previous experience. You’ll be writing your new CV there and then and we’ll be able to give you feedback on the spot.
On Saturday 20th September – yes, a Saturday! – it’ll be a session on How to find a job. We’ll cover CVs on this day too, although not in as much detail, but more than that we’ll also show you how to assess your skills and experience, what a decent cover letter should look like, how to be a great networker and how to survive an interview.
Having worked with Heather for over a decade I can tell you she gives great advice, and she’s a lot of fun too. She’s also much more polished to look at than me, but I’ve got a toddler to run around after so the slightly bedraggled look goes with that territory.
If you’re looking to re-enter the workplace after a career break do sign up. I’m looking forward to meeting lots of new people, but you’ll have to excuse the jammy fingerprints on my top.