After changing direction and starting her Ph.D., Melissa was ready to take the next step in her career as a writer.
Personal Branding is an essential part of everyone looking to raise their profile and expand their impact; it was a delight to work with her on this!
It’s my delight to introduce you to Melissa Addey.
I am in my final year of a Creative Writing Ph.D. and had identified a lot of interesting writing opportunities for the future, such as being a writer in residence. But my CV hadn’t really been updated much since I changed careers and became a writer fulltime. I wanted it to look professional but also creative and I had to get used to different ways of presenting myself such as having an ‘artist’s statement’: not something you’re ever asked for in business!
It was very useful to work with Clara and have her be both encouraging about the direction I was going in but also insightful about how to make the CV really stand out for all the right reasons, focusing on what I’d achieved and the benefits of it, as well as getting the ‘new’ tone right.
Having a stronger CV has allowed me to apply with confidence to many of the writing opportunities I had identified. Watch this space!
For anyone considering coaching or mentoring, I would say that coaching and CV guidance can be a really useful thing to consider investing in, especially if you are changing careers or need to take a fresh look at how you present yourself.