Nicholas – Creating a Modern CV and Cover Letter

Nicholas is a middle-aged man with tanned skin, short salt and pepper hair and beard. He wears glasses and a casual shirt while sitting in front of a laptop smiling towards the camera.

Nicholas (47), also known as Nick, from West Yorkshire joined the Making a Difference programme following redundancy. He had been referred by his local Jobcentre Plus.

Nick reported feeling uncertain at the prospect of finding a new job for the first time in twenty years. He was searching for ways to boost his confidence as well as create a modern CV and application.

How Did We Help?

Nick met with Jude, an Employment Coach at Making a Difference. Thinking about the time of their initial meeting, Nick said:

“My CV was outdated; I had never written a cover letter. The thought of an interview situation was very scary.”

After their initial face-to-face meeting, Nick began working with Jude every week via online sessions. During that time, he learned about new methods of enhancing his CV and making it stand out to future employers.

For example, we recommend tailoring your CV to fit the specifications of every suitable vacancy. This way, recruiters can see your interest and commitment as well as your specific skill set.

Getting Support for a Modern CV and Cover Letter

In a second step, Nick started working on writing a cover letter with support from Jude. He learned how to demonstrate his knowledge about an employer as well as ways to best display his vast experience.

Overall, Nick reported benefiting immensely from these sessions with Jude and is now armed with a much punchier and slimmer set of application documents.

It was not long until Nick was invited to several interviews which he prepared for with Jude’s help. He started feeling more confident about answering common interview questions in this scenario.

His hard work soon paid off and Nick was promptly offered not one, but two roles!

Pleased with this fantastic news, Nick is thankful to Jude and the programme for their support. He says:

“Jude’s help was invaluable and aided me in my success. Making a Difference coaching gave me the confidence in myself to find a new job swiftly and the ability to do so in a modern, professional manner. I truly would recommend them to anyone finding themselves in a similar situation as their help was invaluable and without doubt helped me throughout the process.”

Coach Jude is equally thrilled with Nick’s achievements:

“I am delighted that Nick has been successful in gaining employment. He has been open to exploring all options and remained positive throughout. He thoroughly deserves this success.”

Career Guidance To Get You Where You Want To Be

Making a Difference is an initiative match-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). We help people of all ages find their way into work or training by providing tailored one-to-one guidance and support. Whether you are returning to work after a career break, considering working for the first time or simply want to try something new. We can help you figure out the next step for you.

Contact our friendly team to learn more and start your journey today!

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