By Daniel Walker and David Palmer Mitchell
Published by Frankman Press, July 2013, £1.99
Award winning careers advisers Walker and Mitchell have teamed up to help anyone struggling in the current recession to manage a widening career gap with their refreshingly useful guide MIND THE CAREER GAP.
Daniel and David are not the stuffy, unrealistic careers advisers you remember from school. They are passionate about helping clients find careers that inspire and fulfil them and they don’t believe the journey to that should be any less enjoyable.
Daniel Walker After an inauspicious journey through school and university, Daniel worked a series of day jobs and toured the country as bass guitarist with a band by night. When Daniel began yearning something more fulfilling from his day job, he began work as a careers adviser and over the past six years has experimented with a wide range of ideas to help himself and others to push themselves up “the scrapheap” and compete with those who have “model” CVs.
In July 2011 Daniel was lead careers adviser in the small Bridge2Employment team which was awarded the Howard League Prize for supporting ex-offenders into employment, education and training.
David Palmer-Mitchell did not follow a conventional education path. At 28 David had no qualifications or prospects yet by 34 he was a qualified careers adviser, university lecturer and computer technician. David made these changes with hard work, determination, learning to take opportunities and by embracing the simple steps included in this guide.
Both Daniel and David work as full time careers advisers but they noticed that many people were struggling with managing demoralising full time job searching and career gaps that were getting ever bigger, and making finding work a struggle. They decided that this was unnecessary and they teamed up to create a practical, user friendly approach to ending the cycle of long term job searching becoming a barrier to employment and ultimately fulfilment.
This book is full of useful and innovative methods to help you take control of your career gap. This includes detailed information on:
How to gain qualifications FOR FREE,
How to select suitable volunteering and present it on your CV
Business enterprise ideas with no investment required
Reducing 40 hours of weekly job search to 15
With MIND THE CAREER GAP Walker and Mitchell have provided the tools for you to use a career gap to your advantage this exciting non-fiction debut promises to change the way you view the time between jobs.
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