Posts Tagged ‘Charity comms’

How to write a charity CV October 23rd 2012

I still spend a lot of time helping people to write their CVs.

If you Google CV writing tips you’ll find lots of advice and help, so let me give you one of the most important tips of all.

Whether you’re a charity social media manager, a director of communications, or you’re looking for your first charity job, as the saying goes – you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your CV is your ‘shop window’, so you need to get it right.

It can be very helpful to get a third party view of your CV, but you should never hand over the responsibility of producing such an important document. Yes, you may end up with a CV that sounds like you could run the world, but beware. In these days of social media, online networking and easy access to a wealth of publicly available information, if you’re ‘economical with the truth’ you will be found out!

Your CV advertises your skills and experience, so it should show you in the best light, but there are effective ways to do this that also ensure that, like any advertisement, the information you include is still honest, decent, legal and truthful! Make sure you recognise yourself in your CV and remember to review it from time to time to reflect your career development.

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Robots are for search engines – not client management April 30th 2012

Last week I interviewed some digital marketing people who had set up as freelancers. As well as chatting about digital and social media jobs in charities, they also wanted some tips about how to keep their clients coming back.

Over the years, I’ve been lucky to have found most of my recruitment and comms clients through word of mouth – and most recently by using social media! But keeping them has been all about providing great service and keeping in touch, so here’s my take on how to keep your clients coming back. And some of the ideas can also apply to building relationships with charity supporters and donors.


11 top tips to show your clients you care

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