We're constantly saying that we don't (and won't) be a standard employability service and a generic CV churning machine. We believe there is real value and an edge to be gained in doing something different to improve aspirations and motivation that will help you in a competitive job market.
It's no longer enough to have good grades, especially if you're going after your dream job. You have to demonstrate that you're unique and up to the challenge. Employers say a good way to do this is through programmes such as the Duke of Edinburgh's awards and charity fundraising.
You need to define yourself from the rest and we think adventurous activities with the prospects of raising money for charity is a good start and can give you something good to write about when it comes to writing your CV.
We've been at Thornwick Bay, Dalby forest and Hessle - looking for the Yorkshire Wolds Way - this week planning our courses as we believe in what we're saying. We could have stayed in our town centre office and possibly got a little more done, considering that's where the printer is, but we want our courses to meet our principles from the ground up, which is why we can plan them out of the office, showing our flexibility and we believe it helps with inspiration and can really define us as a business. The weather was also a motivator!
So which is it, sitting in a training room writing a CV or completing your CV at Dalby or on top of Mt. Snowdon with a little inspiration to give your CV that competitive edge?