Alison Shuttle - owner of CV-OverFifty
With over 25 years' experience of career coaching in the private, public and voluntary sectors and having assisted over 2000 people, I possess a wealth of experience in the careers industry. I have advised highly skilled professionals and also specialised in working with priority groups.
I have been a regional CV writing consultant for one of the UK's leading national CV writing companies where I advised senior professionals and executives both in the UK and abroad. For the past four years I worked for a global recruitment firm advising their senior executive level clients by Skype on CV coaching and development.
For Babcock International and the Education Development Trust I provided presentations on topics such as 'Finding work through Social Media', 'Writing a Winning CV' and 'How to succeed at Competency Based Interviews' for their outplacement programmes (clients included 'Siemens', 'Dean Wood', 'Gatwick Airport'.) I trained Personal Advisors to support their work-seeking clients in creating a 'Stand Out CV' for Sheffield City Council. I also ran a series of successful employability workshops for Third Sector charities, including 'The Princes Trust' and 'Room for Work' in Hampton Wick.
Having a background in Basic Skills and English teaching has given me an awareness of such needs in the workplace, and has led me to run popular courses in report-writing, minute-taking and Business Communication. With 'Duality Training' I have written workbooks and contributed to e-learning packages on work-seeking topics for the UK and Saudi Arabian markets.
I have particular expertise in the cultural aspects of jobsearch in the UK, having worked with international students and migrants from a wide range of countries.
Whilst possessing qualifications in advice and guidance,I am also a qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Education honours degree. I have a passion for public speaking and successfully achieved my 'Competent Communicator' award from Toastmasters International. I also enjoy creative writing, a skill which helps me to craft original, targeted and quality CVs!
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