Moving On
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How to start again, stronger and wiser
Burnt
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Face the facts
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Make sure you’ve learned the lessons
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Don’t waste energy on revenge
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Keep hold of the people you value
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Sort out your personal life
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Take a break and recoup your energy
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Listen to your instincts about what’s next
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Go and talk to interesting people
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Be open to completely new things
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Don’t forget your dreams
Write a
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CV
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John Appleseed
12 Braeburn Way, Dengling, Somerset, TN1 8JB Date of Birth: 1 April 1985
Phone: 01234 5678 Mobile: 07777 777777 Nationality: British
Email: j.appleseed@goldendelicious.net
Personal profile
l Skilled apple picker, orchard manager and gang leader
l Experience with other fruit – pears, quince, oranges, lemons
l Friendly, self-motivating manager with excellent interpersonal skills
What I’m looking for next in my career
l Senior orchard manager
l Larger operations
l More involvement in commercial operations
Work experience
Head picker Cowley Orchard April 2008 – September 2011
Co-ordinated three gangs over five orchards for average of 10K seasonal tonnage
Assistant head picker Cowley Orchard November 2004 – April 2008
Assisted with co-ordination of gangs and was leader of apple gang of 30 pickers
Farm labourer Somerset October 2003 – November 2004
General farm labouring including tree planting, pruning and husbandry
Volunteer lemon picking in Spain June – September 2003
Worked with international gangs. Promoted gang leader
Relevant skills
Languages: Fluent in Spanish and a little Mandarin Driving licence: Full clean
Computer skills: Familiar with all Apple Macs. Especially Dual Core processors
Education:
l BA Newcastle University – Agricultural Sciences
l PhD Oxford University – Apples and their contribution to gravitational theory
l Harvard University – Masters in the Business of Apples
Activities and interests
l Cider drinking
l National Crumble Making Champion 2006
l Apple bobbing
l Naked mud wrestling
References
Grannie Smith 12 Acacia Gardens, Roxburgh
Rosie Pippin Old Acre Farm, Westingbourne, Somerset
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Keep it relevant
If you’ve got an MBA don’t worry about GCSEs
Make sure they’re interesting and
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CV
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