Alex – resumé spring clean
“For more than a decade, my resumé had stagnated, apart from some chronological additions. The content certainly was honest, but I was no longer convinced that it presented my skills and experience in their best light. Simply put, I felt it was selling me short. Through word of mouth, I approached Judith, both to revitalise my resumé and also to practise my interview techniques. Judith was very relaxed and always put me at ease, even we when met for the formal ‘interview’, which was videoed.
Judith and I met over a period of four weeks. She teased out ‘hidden’ information and directed the content of the data in such a way that the presentation was one that I felt comfortable with, yet still owned. Now, my resumé does stand out; it offers the prospective audience a truthful insight into my experience, who I am and what I can offer.
A month later, I had successfully concluded discussions with a company I had been targeting for some time, and was made an offer. I am still enjoying their employment.”
Simple, with Judith on your side. Judith, thank you again for your enthusiasm and support.
Edward – applying to fly with Ryanair
“Having completed a two-year ‘first-officer’ flying course with Oxford Aviation Academy in February 2012, I was very keen for a smooth transition to an airline job, preferably with Ryanair. This entailed airline specific CV and interview preparation. Oxford was accommodating in assisting their many students, but Judith’s one-to-one personal and experienced guidance was far more helpful and productive. Upon application to Ryanair, Judith’s sound CV advice helped me get an interview very shortly after graduation from Oxford. Consequently, based on my CV experience with her, I was very keen to use her services for my Interview prep. The Interview was only a few days later, and Judith gave me all the time I wanted/needed by asking a selection of personal and technical specific questions. The working environment at her home was both relaxing and comfortable, but also professional. Overall my time with her was very beneficial as it helped me achieve my dream job in the front seat of an airliner. A lovely lady to work with and I thoroughly recommend her to anybody seeking advice when considering a new study course, or a career change.”
First Officer Edward Bradwell – Ryanair
Applying for a degree in Economics – UCAS personal statement
“School had given us guidance on writing a personal statement, but I was finding it difficult to decide what to include with only a limited space on the UCAS form. I am applying to do Economics and understood that competition was high for this course so it was important to ensure that the personal statement stood out from other applications. During the summer holidays I sent my draft to Judith by email and within a few days we talked on the phone so that I could give her additional information on activities I am involved in at school. After a few attempts, and making the changes that Judith suggested each time, I had a statement with the necessary information and which also showed my understanding and enthusiasm for the subject. I have received conditional offers from three universities, including my first choice, Exeter. Judith was very helpful.”
Sophie – BA(Hons) Theatre, Performance and Event Design – UCAS personal statement
“I found it really difficult to get started with my personal statement but Judith really helped me when it came to what to include, and how to write it. I was really pleased with my final personal statement and it helped me get interviews at all five of my uni choices. I am now studying Theatre, Performance and Event Design at Birmingham City University.”
Rebecca – CV update
“I asked Judith to advise on updating my CV which had been added to over the years and had become rather long and laborious reading. Judith gave me some honest feedback, made some suggestions on cutting back on unnecessary detail and suggested I add more information on the selling points to a prospective employer. She was very prompt in returning the various drafts I sent with constructive comments to complete the CV. Her attention to detail to ensure that the CV was presented to a high standard has resulted in a more concise but informative document which I am delighted with. I have not made use of it yet but in an uncertain economic climate, should the need arise to start a new job search, I am ready to present myself on paper with a renewed confidence. Thank you Judith.”