Networking in Berkshire - Business Event Details

Barbara Patrick
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  • United Kingdom
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  • Brian Wall
  • Clive Pugh
  • Julia Metcalfe
  • Ms Doreen Gowing
  • Sharon Tomkins
  • Sharon Duke
  • Ann Charlton
  • Zuzana Sukopova
  • David Wheatley
  • Steve Plotkin
  • Gillian Wilson
  • Steve Catchick
  • Issy Wiggins
  • Peter C Smith

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The Back Office, Compelling CVs
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Professional CV Writer, Writing, Editing and Proofreading all forms of text including e-Books and blogs
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All forms of Writing: Articles, Blogs, e-Books, pdf Downloads, White Papers, Business Plans, Business Proposals, SLAs
Proofreading all forms of text - online and offline
CV Writing and Interview Skills Coaching/Advice - via

We work with companies, solopreneurs and individual employees.

We're approachable, flexible and supportive. Altogether nice to work with!
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If you want what you say in writing or online to make a good impression, talk to us. We love the detail!

We take the headache out of HR and offer genuine support to small businesses.

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Barbara Patrick's Blog

LinkedIn: Should you upgrade to a Premium Account?

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 7:00 0 Comments

I'm often asked whether it's worthwhile upgrading to a Premium account on LinkedIn.  My usual response is that if you're job-seeking, it's probably worthwhile.

I've always been happy with the free version but having read the attached article perhaps it's time for a re-think...

3 Reasons to Upgrade to LinkedIn Premium

Employability Skills: Why you should focus on strengths not weaknesses

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 16:08 0 Comments

I tweeted recently that if you play to your strengths, your weaknesses should pale into insignificance.  Someone responded that if you build on your weaknesses they will support your strengths. True, but I think they misunderstood what I was trying to say.

It's no good trying to be a scientist if you're no good at science; or a market analyst if you're not analytical.

Ascertain what you ARE good at, then look for a job or career where you can build on your…


Video Interviews - not new but becoming increasingly common

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 10:15 0 Comments

I was recently asked to provide Video Interview Skills Coaching to a client who was applying for a highly coveted graduate programme in the City. 

This is not to be confused with a Skype Interview. It's an entirely different process and it's being increasingly used to interview candidates who are remotely situated around the UK and the world.

It was an interesting (and successful) exercise, so I decided to write a blog about what to expect and how to prepare:…


Monday morning blues? Here's something to laugh about...

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 5:29 0 Comments

OK, this isn't really a blog and it's not business related... well, not really.  But it does illustrate how Twitter can backfire.

It's absolutely hilarious. Do read it and start your week with a smile. 

Waitrose Twitter marketing campaign backfires

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