Networking in Berkshire - Business Event Details

Barbara Patrick
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  • Reading
  • United Kingdom
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  • Susan Rayment - HR Freelancer
  • 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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LinkedIn Training, Reading, Berkshire and Thames Valley at Novotel

September 27, 2014 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
LinkedIn WorkshopsCentral ReadingLast Saturday of each month.Cost: £125 per delegateFull Course InfoSee More
Aug 28, 2014
Barbara Patrick commented on Melanie Spanswick's blog post So You Want To Play The Piano?
"This is an excellent book with practical tips and advice for anyone starting out with piano lessons.  Melanie is an accomplished pianist and "walks the walk"!"
Aug 16, 2013
Barbara Patrick posted a blog post

LinkedIn: Should you upgrade to a Premium Account?

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 PremiumSee More
Aug 16, 2013
Barbara Patrick replied to sadia's discussion Video Marketing in the group Business Leads Berkshire
"I know a great guy who knows everything there is to know about video marketing.  He's called Glenn Bridges. www.TheReelMarketer.com http://www2.onlinemeetingnow.com/register/?id=f294fb8914 He has a webinar running today if you're…"
Jun 27, 2013
Barbara Patrick replied to Chris Lunn's discussion Venue recommendations - private dining area with round table required in the group Reading Members
"L'Ortolan is a lovely venue with private rooms and parking - and not as pricey as you'd think - unless you want drinks... Novotel in Reading might be worth checking out. "
Jun 14, 2013
Barbara Patrick posted a status
"Can anyone recommend venues in Reading for workshops for up to 10 delegates, ideally close to J11/M4. Smart affordable w parking"
Jun 10, 2013
Barbara Patrick commented on Rob Pickering's blog post Cash is King - Getting Paid
"I perhaps ought to have also added that we all should pay our suppliers promptly too! "
Feb 4, 2013
Barbara Patrick commented on Rob Pickering's blog post Cash is King - Getting Paid
"A great article Rob.  Having been severely stung by a client last year who then went into administration, I now keep a really close eye on cashflow. I've tightened up on payment terms, I don't hesitate to chase late payment and I…"
Feb 4, 2013
Barbara Patrick posted a blog post

Employability Skills: Why you should focus on strengths not weaknesses

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 strengths.  Yes, by all means, work on…See More
Feb 4, 2013
Barbara Patrick posted a status
"Can anyone recommend a reliable, affordable COLOUR desktop printer/scanner? Thanks"
Jan 19, 2013
Barbara Patrick commented on Ms Doreen Gowing's blog post It is not about the food (part 1) – Obesity and Overweight
"Interesting article, Doreen.  Look forward to reading Part 2."
Nov 25, 2012
Barbara Patrick commented on Chris Lunn's blog post What do you get from your Bank Manager?
"Oh Chris, you've opened a can of worms...  I despair at the lack of personal contact with banks. I've banked with Lloyds on a personal level for over 30 years.  I used to know all the staff by name and back in the 80s I could…"
Nov 25, 2012
Barbara Patrick posted a blog post

Video Interviews - not new but becoming increasingly common

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:…See More
Nov 25, 2012
Barbara Patrick posted a status
"The CV writing side of my biz is really taking off. Check out my new website: www.CompellingCVs.co.uk Any feedback would be welcome. Thanks"
Oct 21, 2012
Barbara Patrick posted a blog post

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

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 backfiresSee More
Sep 24, 2012
Barbara Patrick commented on SHARON FREEMANTLE's blog post Backfromthebrinkofdrink
"Hi Sharon I've just come across your post. I think you're incredibly brave and I'm pleased you've managed to find so many sources of support. Well done!  I'll take a look at your website."
Sep 5, 2012

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The Back Office, Compelling CVs
Type of Business
Professional CV Writer, Writing, Editing and Proofreading all forms of text including e-Books and blogs
Job Title/Role
Owner
Tell Us About Your Business (include a phone number if you're happy to receive calls)
We provide:

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 CompellingCVs.co.uk

We work with companies, solopreneurs and individual employees.

We're approachable, flexible and supportive. Altogether nice to work with!
Business Website Address
http://www.TheBackOffice.co.uk
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http://twitter.com/@backofficeuk
Describe A Good Business Lead For Yourself
If you want what you say in writing or online to make a good impression, talk to us. We love the detail!

http://www.TheBackOffice.co.uk

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

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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…

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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:…

Continue

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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