CV Skills & Jobsearch:


How to maximise your chances of gaining the job you want.


A practical day covering all issues necessary for job search with individual advice


Gearing up:


  • Identifying strengths & skills
  • Career & life goals
  • Plan of campaign
  • Confidence & energy boosters


How to create a clear, dynamic CV from scratch or improve the one you've got:


  • Highlight hidden/unacknowledged talents & life achievements to enhance your CV & make it `sing’.
  • Formats & style
  • personal statements
  • key strengths and action verbs
  • industry buzzwords
  • individual advice


Application forms: the methodical approach: 


  • How to accurately match job advert requirements, taking the employer's point of view.
  • Personal statements
  • punctuation, grammar & spelling


Covering letters:


  • How to write a positive, concise sales pitch to show your strengths


Telephone technique & networking:

  • Arranging interviews over the telephone
  • Requesting information.
  • Staying current
  • Widening your horizons



Individual information, advice and guidance with a highly experienced facilitator, Jan Houldsworth. Put all new skills and energies gained into individual, specific job search and CV design & development:  the next stage in your professional career development. Referrals through Norma as part of a unique and structured plan.


Jan has 13 years experience coordinating a successful media jobsearch programme for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Her work has gained a strong reputation across a broad range of sectors, specialising in the media/ creative industries. An integral part of this work is career & CV development and individual action planning to gain confidence, self awareness and achieve success.


Employers and organisations who have supported and benefited from  this work include Channel 4, Victoria & Albert Museum, Holland Park Opera, Film London, Lambeth College, Holloway Prison and many smaller media organisations.  

Jan has worked in the private sector and as a lecturer in Higher and Further education. She has always been committed to working with individuals to maximise their potential, look for fresh new approaches and discover exciting opportunities for personal and professional development and long term employment satisfaction.