Azraa has joined Atwood Tate as our new administrator where she will be supporting the permanent team! Azraa will be supporting our consultants by carrying out key admin duties. Recently completing her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and with a keen interest in the publishing industry and a love for books, Azraa was drawn to us!
What is your favourite book series?
My all-time favourite book series is the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare!
What is your dream destination?
My dream destination is to visit Bali!
If you could have dinner with anyone dead/alive who would it be?
I would have dinner with Margaret Atwood because
I’m a huge fan of her work, I think she’s very inspiring and would be an interesting
Are you putting off writing or editing your CV? One of the most commonly asked questions we get is about the format of CV’s. To help you along with your CV writing process we have written a summary of our top 10 dos and don’ts of CV writing!
Keep your CV at two pages max (we know it is hard!). You need to demonstrate you can prioritise relevant information with the content you provide
Introduce yourself in a personal statement at the top of the page, including your skills and what you are looking for in a few sentences
Include your contact details and a link to your LinkedIn profile
Save your CV in a word doc or PDF in the format `full name and CV’
Set out the dates of your employment, the company and your position clearly with accurate spacing
You can include a brief description of the company you worked for, followed by bullet points to present your achievements, using figures and stats where necessary (use power words!)
The education and employment sections should be in reverse chronological order. You can include a `relevant experience’ section
Have a skills section highlighting any IT and language speaking skills. You can also include any courses/training, driving skills or leadership skills that are relevant
Choose a professional font, one that is easily read and looks good when printed or scanned
Important: Be meticulous in your spelling and grammar!
Avoid long, chunky looking paragraphs (white space is your friend!)
List all of your GCSEs/O-Levels or every module from your degree, just those related to the job you are applying for
Experiment with size (making the text bigger to fill the space/smaller to fit) or wacky colours and fonts
DOB, picture and marital status are not necessary
Use acronyms, technical terms or clichés (instead demonstrate clichés such as `hard worker’ in your experience and achievements)
Use personal pronouns
Include irrelevant skills and work experience (not including them will not decrease your chance of getting the job!)
Explain why you left every single position. You can cover this at interview, but also in your covering letter. If you are not currently in employment and want to explain why, put a brief note in your covering letter. If you are applying through an agency, be transparent with them and they can help you to explain. If you have done a series of fixed term contracts, putting “fixed term contract” next to the job title will signal that this is why you haven’t stayed longer in the role
Submit your CV with unprofessional email addresses or names
Lie! With a simple search a lie can be found out and this won’t go down well with your interviewer
Extra Tip: Don’t leave
gaps. Account for any gap years/sabbaticals or times out of work, but
briefly and without it becoming distracting. If you omit something, it
will raise more questions than a brief sentence accounting for the gap.
New EU citizens arriving in UK will be able to stay 3 months before applying for a visa. Following this you will get remain for 36 months.
The key message is: Don’t worry if you’re already working here in the UK, you will be able to stay!
But you will need to
make an application – the EU Settlement Scheme will open by 30 March 2019
and you will be able to apply until 30 June 2021, provided you were resident in
the UK by 31 December 2020.
5 years’ residence will lead to settled status with a bridging pre-settled status for new arrival.
Trade Charity is a fantastic organisation, offering support,
guidance and financial assistance to all those in the book trade industry presently,
in the past or striving to be in the future.
Founded on the principles that age, health and finance should not be a barrier to this creative and inspiring industry, the charity aims to overcome these barriers.
How can they help you?
If you have been struck by an unexpected illness, financial
problems, medical situations or redundancy for example you may be eligible for
By offering grants, housing, and confidential and friendly
support to tackle these problems.
The Retreat and
Bookbinders Cottages – both in London, are residential facilities for those
working or have previously worked in the book trade. Offering a fantastic,
comfortable and community centred atmosphere, with individuals who share common
Travelling costs for interviews, extra financial assistance to move to London for jobs are also ways the charity can help if you meet their requirements.
What about if I haven’t worked in trade books before?
Extra assistance during internships, supporting in education
or training courses, financial costs in attending interviews are some of the
ways the charity can help you.
www.booktradeentrysupport.org – this website is aimed to provide information to those who are new to the trade. Take a look, it may just help you in reaching your dream job!
Are you looking to get back into work?
Going back to work can be scary and a challenge.
The charity can assist you with this transfer. Re-training after being made redundant, assistance with training courses, financial grants are some of the ways the charity can help you.
Donations are massively appreciated, both one-off, or
regular monthly or annual. Currently the charity’s annual grants budget (across
all the areas in which it helps) is some £250,000, and donations are relied
upon to replenish the budget every year.
If you are up for some fun, you can run an event (possibly a
bake sale?) a tasty treat! Or if you are up for something more challenging you
can also take part in a run or swim!
The charity also has 5 places in the London Marathon each year – you can achieve a huge personal success and contribute to a great cause at the same time!
If you would like to fill out a grant form or discuss your
options, visit the website here:
There are more then just Editorial, Marketing and Publicity jobs in Publishing and for that reason we’re are thrilled to welcome David – the newest member of the Atwood Tate team who shall be handling all our IT & Data roles!
David is a Senior Consultant at Atwood Tate and has extensive experience in both the publishing and recruitment industry with a key focus on business areas such as: Digital, Technology, Change & Transformation, Information Security and Data & Analytics.
He started his publishing career as a Corporate Project Leader for Swets Information Services who were a subscription and information agency that worked on behalf of a multitude of publishers. He then went on to work for NLA media access as a Senior Account Manager where he provided collective licensing solutions in order to protect publishing industry’s copyright. In June 2014 he left the NLA to pursue a career in recruitment and worked as a consultant for a Digital, Technology and Change & Transformation agency before joining Atwood Tate.
It’s an exciting time to be in recruitment right now, and that is evident by the changes in the Atwood Tate line-up!
We’re delighted to announce that Claire Louise Kemp and Karine Nicpon have both been promoted to Senior Consultants!
Christina Dimitradi, currently covering consultant Catherine Roney’s maternity leave, has been made permanent so she’ll continue working with us when Catherine returns in January. Christina handles all Editorial (Trade, Academic, Educational, Professional, Associations, Charities and Societies), Rights, International Sales and Contracts roles. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lucy Slater has been promoted from Administrator to Consultant, and is now covering Production, Production Editorial, Data, Research and Analytics, Digital/IT, Design, Distribution and Operation roles. email@example.com
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Eleanor (Ellie) Pilcher is our new Administrator, currently covering Katie Hargreaves maternity leave until she returns in January. Get in touch with her for any queries regarding your profile, updates or registering with Atwood Tate. firstname.lastname@example.org
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You can find more about our team at our Meet the Team page and for a full list of all our contact info, here’s a link to our Organisation structure which also tells you who covers what job roles/sectors in our London and Oxford offices.
Don’t forget to Link in with your Consultant to keep track of new job vacancies, industry news and events.