So since I have moved over to Aberdeen, I have updated and created CV’s for family and friends…. and I am actually good at it???
I have to be friends with them, as I then know their personality and can make it come out on paper and they are always so happy afterwards.
When my partner moved over here in June 2014, he brought his CV. It was basic to say the least. Still! It only took me 2-3 hours to get all the information into some sort of order and build up his confidence so he knew he could get a job (it only took him a week).
He is now working in “Beer Science” and he couldn’t be happier, but it took him very long to get to where he wanted to be.
The feeling I get when a friend looks at the new CV I have created for them and they are happy really lifts me up 🙂 I want them to be the best versions of themselves, but it is really hard to see that when you are looking at yourself. Someone reflecting on all your skills and strengths really helps when you are trying to land your dream job or just to get your first summer position.
My new saying this year is, “You want epic? BE EPIC!”
Don’t lose confidence in yourself, but acknowledge your weaknesses as areas you need to approve upon. No one is perfect.