It is certainly a strange headline for our blog this week – especially considering one of our core offerings is Professional CV Writing here at Holistan. However, the reason for this article is to dispel the myths and facts around CV writing. Below, we are about to reveal ALL our secrets behind this art, as well as what you need to know if you do contract a CV writer to compile your resume.
There has been a definite increase in the number of South Africans contacting Holistan to support them in finding work overseas. We here at Holistan are fortunate enough to have a number of contacts, specifically abroad. Thus the perceptions we describe below are predominantly from a European perspective. Although South Africans have got a fantastic reputation when it comes to our work ethic, there are a number of uncomfortable faux paus’ we commit – mostly not even knowing it. Below is an outline of what you need to be aware of – especially if you are seeking employment abroad – or if you have just started a position.
***Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for the offence that may caused to our readers. The content of this post are opinion only, based on our experience in the business world.
On Saturday night, our President gave us the news we have all been yearning to hear: We are moving into Level 2 Lockdown from midnight tonight! Instead of feeling happy, excited, and relieved… I felt… the same. And then I started to feel disappointed at the anticlimactic emotion I was feeling. Feel similar? Let us unpack these emotions.
The News and your social media newsfeeds are probably filled with the latest stats on C-19, alongside the growing worry around the economic damage that our current set of circumstances is causing.
However, little attention is being paid to the psycho-social impact of the 2020 Corona Virus and subsequent draconian lockdown. Research is showing us that the increase in anxiety and depression is mounting. We simply have to look at the stats from Lifeline and SADAG (South African Depression and Anxiety Group), which have observed a 50% increase in calls to their respective crisis lines.
Your cover letter is a massive part of landing an interview for the job you have your eye on. A lot of my clients have expressed their frustration that they have sent up to “thirty applications and still no bites!” The truth, now more than ever, is that you need to get aggressive with your job-hunt. Be sure to employ every tip and trick to land that prized position. Below is a curation of my personal do’s and don’ts when it comes to your Cover Letter.
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