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8 ways to support bloggers and freelancers

Posted in Useful
on April 22, 2018
The reasons you should be using freelancers, small business and bloggers plus 8 ways you can show your support for them #bloggers #smallbusiness #freelance

As a blogger and freelancer, I kind of rely on other people to support me. I’m pretty happy to say that, from day one, I feel like I’ve been pretty supportive of other bloggers.

Recently, I’ve really felt the need to pay it forward even more. I’ve been thinking of different ways that others’ might appreciate my support.

 

Vix Meldrew tweeted a little thread the other day about the lack of real engagement and community going on with bloggers at the moment and I completely agreed.

Think about what bloggers and freelancers, in general, are looking for. Views and followers, yes. Sponsorship and exposure, maybe. Genuine interaction, engagement, interest in their content, definitely.

 

So, with that in mind, here are some ways in which I think we could all support each other more.

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CV, cover letters and applications: help from a real HR Professional.

Posted in Useful
on November 16, 2017

Something a bit different for you, today.

There’s no doubt about it….the job market is a bit confusing and frustrating atm. I know, for a lot of people, even applying for jobs can feel like a bit of a stab in the dark. And, actually, how are you even supposed to get to interview stage if there are like 7585949 people applying for 1 job?

 

I’m excited to have Sophie as a guest on The North Left today! She’s a very experienced HR professional, who has helpfully provided honest answers to some common questions all about writing CVs, cover letters, and applications.

Sophie has amassed experience in her professional life of all things HR, including recruitment, and is an expert on employment law, so she’s an absolute gem of a person to know if I have a question about anything work-related.

My personal highlight from this is learning about the ‘anchorman’ test. Truly excellent.


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