CV Masterclass with Heather McGregor

Start date 24-Nov-2014
Duration 4 hours
Location London
Price 95
Early bird price 75
  • Course Description

    A good CV is the first step in securing yourself your dream job. Learn how to effectively describe your skills, interests and experience, structure your CV, explain gaps in your work history and show employers what an interesting and capable person you are by adequately describing your hobbies and interests.  

    This half-day interactive workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience and you’ll walk out of the door with a brilliant CV to send off to employers at the end of it. 
  • What's Included

    9.00: Introduction: Careers Advice for Ambitious Women – Heather McGregor
    9.30: CV Workshop – Sarah Stimson
    • Examples of bad/good CVs
    • What employers look for
    • How to structure an effective CV
    • Explaining your education
    • Detailing your work history
    • How to explain gaps on your CV
    • What to include in ‘additional information’
    • Q&A
    11.00: Coffee break
    11.30: Writing your own CV
    • Drafting your own CV with expert guidance and personalised constructive feedback
    13.00: Ends
  • Tutor Details

    Heather McGregor, better known as Mrs Moneypenny, is a former investment banker with an MBA from the London Business School and a PhD from the University of Hong Kong. She began writing for the Financial Times in 1999 while based in Tokyo, then later in Hong Kong and Singapore. Subsequently, she returned to the UK and bought into a small but profitable headhunting business in the West End of London. She later led a management buyout and is now the Managing Director and majority owner of Taylor Bennett.
    Heather runs her business while juggling three children (Cost Centres #1, #2 and #3) and a sport-obsessed husband, all of whom are subjected to relentless scrutiny and humour in her weekly FT column. She is the author of several books including Mrs Moneypenny’s Careers Advice for Ambitious Women and she also presents Channel 4’sSuperscrimpers. Her one-woman shows At Home with Mrs Moneypenny and Mrs Moneypenny Returns ran at the Edinburgh Fringe and off Broadway in 2010 and 2013.  
    Heather is a committed philanthropist in the area of employability and social mobility. She founded the Taylor Bennett Foundation in 2008, a charity which works to promote diversity in the communications industry by equipping talented graduates from ethnic minorities with the skills and confidence to pursue successful careers. She is also currently the chair of Career Academies UK, which works with 16 – 19 year olds to raise their aspirations through the provision of a structured programme including a six week paid internship and was a founding member of the steering committee of the 30% club, which is working to raise the representation of women at senior levels within the UK’s publicly quoted companies.
    Sarah Stimson is a working mum with a feisty toddler and over 12 years of recruitment and training experience, specialising in employability skills and career readiness. Currently she’s the Course Director for the award-winning Taylor Bennett Foundation, leading their training programmes and delivering their employability content. In addition she takes on headhunting, training and writing projects on a freelance basis. She also donates her time to Working Chance, interviewing female ex-offenders to help them re-enter the workforce. In 2013 she published her first book, How to get a job in PR
  • More Information

    The course will take place on 24 November from 9am to 1pm at Mumsnet Towers, 6 Deane House Studios, Greenwood Place, Highgate Road, London NW5 1LB

    The course will have places for a maximum of 30 participants.