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How to write a good CV

Freethinking CVYour CV is one of the most important tools you have for getting your next job. This guide will help you make sure your CV sells your skills and experience effectively. It offers practical tips on how to tailor your CV for each opportunity, keeping it fresh and relevant, and making it stand out from the rest. It also tells you the bits to leave out!

This guide has been written by Carol Grant, who leads Public Select’s development work. She’s seen lots of examples of CVs – the good, the bad and the downright ugly.

Download 'How to write a good CV' (PDF)

If you think this guide would be helpful to someone else you know, please feel free to pass it on. We would also welcome any feedback or comments you might have. Please drop us a line via the contact form.

 

Setting up a limited company

freethinking-ltdcompany-thuMost interims we work with trade through a limited company. Setting up a limited company sends a signal to clients that you are serious about making a professional career as an interim and as a consultant. There are many benefits to this - but it also brings with it some obligations.

This guide takes you through some of the basics of setting up a private limited company.

Download 'Setting up a limited company' (PDF)

About the author

Marina Pirotta is a director of Public Select. She has valuable experience in the practicalities of running a limited company, having formed, grown and sold her own consultancy.

If you think this guide would be helpful to someone else you know, please feel free to pass it on. We would also welcome any feedback or comments you might have. Please get in touch via our contact form.

 

Making an impact

freethinking-impact-thumbnailUnlike a permanent job, there is no real honeymoon period for an interim coming in new to an organisation. This means you will need to establish yourself quickly and hit the ground running. Clients have high expectations of the value an interim manager will bring, and making sure you understand and meet those expectations is key to a successful assignment.

This pack is full of practical tips and advice to make sure you make an impact from day one and throughout your assignment. It covers issues like dealing with new issues and how to make sure you are doing what the client needs and wants.

Download 'Making an impact with clients' (PDF)

About the author

Marina Pirotta is a director of Public Select. She has valuable experience in the practicalities of running a limited company, having formed, grown and sold her own consultancy.

If you think this guide would be helpful to someone else you know, please feel free to pass it on. We would also welcome any feedback or comments you might have. Please get in touch via our contact form.

 

Moving Up

freethinking-movingupHeads of communications often complain that they are not taken seriously within their organisation: that they are not on the Board or given the chance to broaden their experience within the wider corporate services field.

This guide is based on the collective thoughts of two communications professionals who have managed to make that leap, along with a former executive search and recruitment consultant who has recruited widely within the public, private and not for profit sectors.

It is intended to help you take an honest, hard look at yourself and to work out what you need to do to progress your career. Others have done it. You can too.

Link: Download 'Moving Up' (PDF)

If you think this guide would be helpful to someone else you know, please feel free to pass it on. We would also welcome any feedback or comments you might have. Please drop us a line via the contact form.

 

How to get the job

freethinking-how-to-get-the-job-thumbnailGetting a great job means doing a great interview. Interviews are the single most important aspect of the recruitment process.  Whether you are applying for a  permanent job or an interim position you need to impress the interviewer and beat the competition.

This guide will help you prepare and give your best performance. It is full of practical advice about how to prepare for an interview as well as the big day itself.

This guide was written by coach and consultant Carol Grant. She leads the professional development offering at Public Select. She’s been on both sides of the interview panel many times, and seen (and done) her share of good and bad interviews.
She also offers one-to-one interview coaching to improve confidence and performance for that all important job opportunity.

Link: Download 'How to get the job' (PDF)

If you think this guide would be helpful to someone else you know, please feel free to pass it on. We would also welcome any feedback or comments you might have. Please drop us a line via the contact form.

 

How to network

freethinking-networking-thuNetworking is a key skill in today’s career market. It comes naturally to some people, less so to others. It’s something everyone can learn to do well, if they follow the right advice. This guide offers key tips and practical advice to make your networking effective and enjoyable.

Download 'How to network' (PDF)

This guide has been written by Carol Grant, who leads Public Select’s development work. She’s an executive coach and an expert at effective networking.

If you think this guide would be helpful to someone else you know, please feel free to pass it on. We would also welcome any feedback or comments you might have. Please contact us via the contact form.

 

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