What Makes A Good CV?

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Back To School For Hardy Recruitment. 

It’s one thing finding an inspiring business person with a very particular skills set to answer a last minute call for help from a school, but another to find someone who gave up his Goodwood Festival of Speed tickets to be there!

When Young Chamber member, Lytchett Minster School, asked for help from Dorset Chamber businesses just two days before its Year 9 students were due to have a talk about CV writing and preparing for an interview, Glyn Hardy of Hardy Recruitment was the first to answer the call from Young Chamber to the network of more than 700 businesses – despite having tickets for the famous Festival of Speed.

A seasoned leader of incredible people for over 18 years, Glyn is now the Co-owner of Hardy Recruitment Ltd, a privately-owned agency reputed for its ‘fresh and honest approach to recruitment’.  Glyn has enormous experience in what traits make a great team and how to turn a good CV, into a great CV and with an extensive list of ‘do’s and don’ts’ for interviewees, he is well placed to hone anyone’s best attributes and succinctly present them to potential employers.

Glyn said: “Personally I feel the whole morning went very well. Everyone greeted me warmly and proved very accommodating.  The feedback I received from the students and also the class tutor throughout was encouraging and engaging. I believe I was able to offer an insight into their coming challenges over the next few years and will have lead many of them to approach these challenges in a more empowered way guiding toward undoubtedly some success.”

Twenty-six students were present at Glyn’s talk and feedback from the school was unanimous: ‘Glyn was awesome and the students really enjoyed listening to him’, adding ‘it was great to have such a quality speaker from the world of work – thank you to Young Chamber for finding someone of this calibre last minute. We hope to work with Glyn again in the future.’

Young Chamber’s dedicated Coordinator, Joan Senior, said: “This is a great example of how Young Chamber steps in to help schools whether through planned activity or ongoing, often short notice, requests.  The power of Young Chamber lies in our ability to instantly talk directly to Dorset Chamber membership of 700+ organisations through a variety of communications channels.  Of course we rely on our members coming forward to give their time, and we are extremely grateful to Glyn for stepping to help at such late notice – especially as he gave up his Goodwood tickets to do so!”

Lytchett Minster School’s Young Chamber membership is sponsored by Walker Wealth Management which gives the school access to help such as this through the availability of the dedicated Young Chamber Coordinator.

Young Chamber currently works with fourteen state and independent member schools, each sponsored by a businesses, and the programme is supported and sponsored by Bournemouth University.

A further ten schools in Dorset are now seeking sponsors.  If your business would like to sponsor a school and would like to know more, please contact joan.senior@dcci.co.uk

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Photo caption: What makes a good CV? “A great CV is simply one that swiftly offers up clear pertinent information without tangent, irrelevant waffle.

Dorset Chamber Member Glyn Hardy of Hardy Recruitment volunteering his time through the Young Chamber programme to help Year 9 students at Lytchett Minster School.