Rob Ridout has over 25 years experience as a headhunter. In 2008 he published his book CVforLIfe - the ultimate career advice book. His career coaching business has flourished and now offers Career coaching,
Career Counselling and CV and resume writing services. He works with universities such as GIBS and Monash to offer some of the highest caliber career coaching.
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LinkedIn Workforce Trends 2017
As LinkedIn continues to grow its database of user information workforce trends start to emerge that could add massive value to way stakeholders in the employment sector conceptualise products and services. I found this article to be very insightful and the trends that Jeff speaks highlights will surely start to shape what LinkedIn will look like in the future. An excellent read.
At the eighth-annual Talent Connect in Nashville, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner shared his view on the most important trends impacting the global workforce.
“There are really three themes that are worth calling out,” Weiner said. “AI and automation, the skills gap, and the rise of independent work.”
Those three trends will transform the way employers hire, develop and retain talent. And it’s important for all professionals and companies to prepare for these trends to maximize the potential of the global workforce, Weiner said.
Rob assists his clients as a career coach and CV/Resume writer. His business CVforLife based in Johannesburg offers career coaching services and career counselling as well as CV and resume writing services.
So what is the difference, you ask. Actually, it is simple. The resume is a one or two pager and the detailed CV is the old school four to six pager. Yes, six pages. So that was an easy answer but when to use what document is a slightly more complicated issue. But of course not impossible to understand. Here are some of my guidelines. When applying for any role read the advertisement carefully. Most recruiters and especially HR managers will request either a Resume or Detail CV. As with most advertised roles, there is usually an overwhelming response from applicants; the HR manager will ask for a resume rather than a Detail CV as to ensure that they spend less time screening and more time shortlisting. Remembering again that most HR practitioners loath recruitment and try around spending to much time on this very mundane task. “Loading” your resume When applying for a role most candidates just don’t seem to t…
The best cover letter I ever received and I read a lot of cover letters, was from a PA who wrote a brief article on herself in the format of a newspaper article. You just had to read it and had to meet this person. I’m not a big fan of the cover letter but a good cover letter such as this one can be a real eye-catcher. Cover letters are always going to be problematic, too many people try using the cover letter to say what they should actually say in the interview. And it seldom works. Let’s first look at the purpose of the cover letter. This brief and I emphasis brief form of introduction should cover who you are and why you are seeking employment. The entire role of the cover letter is to invite the reader to explore your CV further. Almost like a good marketing bi-line attached to a brand that gently encourages the tired eyes of the HR manager to want to explore further. The challenge that you have when designing your cover letter is most certainly the huge amount of CV’s that the r…