At this time of year, when so many of you will have recently graduated, we know you are in need of specialist, impartial help with CVs and applications more than at any other time, so we’ve put our heads together and are delighted to announce that we have a summer offer on our ever-popular Employability Consultation.
If you are a member of the Society of Young Publishers (SYP), Women in Publishing (WIP), or have graduated in the last 12 months, then you’re eligible for a £10 saving on one of our consultations (usually costing £45).
So what is an Employability Consultation?
We cover everything that you wish to discuss regarding your job applications. You email all your documents to us on the morning of the consultation, and we will review them in detail before we speak to you. We recommend sending us a CV, covering letter and advertisement for a job you didn’t get, and a CV, covering letter and advertisement for a job you’re thinking of applying for – but you can send as many documents as you wish. You phone in at your pre-arranged time, and we’ll cover as much material as we can within the time allowed. The session will last for a minimum of 35 minutes on a BT line or via Skype.
Why do I need one, and how can it help me?
Very often, when looking for a job, you are far too close to your CV and covering letters to be objective about them and how they’ll be received. Because we work with all employers and recruiters, all the time, we know that a successful application with Publisher A might not necessarily work with Publisher B, C, or D. Because we are fully qualified in career guidance, we are also able to help you make those difficult career decisions and ensure that you are pointed in the right direction and applying for the right jobs.
Here are just a few testimonials from clients who have found our consultations useful:
‘It was so useful to speak to someone who knew the industry so well. I was so impressed by how thorough you were by going through previous unsuccessful applications and I felt that you really wanted to help. I now have a good action plan and feel much better prepared to resume my job search.’ (Editorial Assistant)
‘I found the Bookcareers Employability service extremely helpful. The advice was considerate and constructive and I was able to start implementing it immediately . . . I would have no hesitation in going back for some help and I would definitely recommend the service to those seeking career guidance.’ (Marketing Assistant)
‘Yesterday was definitely extremely beneficial, particularly with regards to focusing my career path . . . Thank you also for going through the documents I sent you so carefully, I really appreciate the attention you gave them all.’ (Marketing Assistant)
‘I really appreciate the feedback you gave me on my CV, and the feedback you gave me about my chances of finding work in the publishing industry. It’s not easy to give or receive bad news but I do appreciate your honesty. I found the session extremely useful and would definitely recommend you as a careers advisor.’ (Career Changer)
To take advantage of the discount, all you have to do is book your consultation with us before the 30th September by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We really look forward to speaking to you.