After a successful business career as CEO of a diverse range of organisations in manufacturing, retailing and management consultancy I accepted an invitation to join the IoD (Institute of Directors) as a business consultant and lecturer. Fantastic and fulfilling period of my life. After 10 years I turned to writing self-helps books. Titles include: Top Tips: Interviewing, Top Tips: Writing a CV/Resume, The Interview Bible and Where To Find Things When I'm Gone,
My family of three grown up children and eight grandchildren give my wife and I enormous pleasure.
Spare time? What little I have is spent supporting the ARTHUR RANK HOSPICE CHARITY as a volunteer fundraiser. Main hobbies are golf and fly-fishing.
How do you approach cover design?
As a part time lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, I often mentor students attending the University's MA course in publishing and design. They are my first point of call. I like to give them an opportunity to pitch their skills against established designers and the chance to compete in the real world as opposed to working only on Case Studies. The covers of Top Tips: Interviewing and Top Tips: Writing a CV/Resume came from a second year student Charlotte Choules who is credited with her contribution in the book and on all sites.
For my latest book 'Where to find things when I'm gone' I invited overseas students to submit their ideas. The cover came from a student in India.
What do you read for pleasure?
I'm a fan of Lee Childs and Michael Connelly. They both have a hero who appears in every book so I feel I know the character from the beginning. Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch are the main characters, and in print they never age. I like that.
'I sent them my CV and never got a reply.' Sounds familiar? To get an invite to attend a job interview you need an eye-catching CV that makes the reader want to know more about you. You have 10 seconds to achieve that. This book,written by business consultant J Walter Hodgson explains how to create a winning CV that will get you an interview every time.
Hodgson's experience shines through in this book packed with top tips for interviewing success. Preparation, how to read an advert, how to deal with 50 most common job interview questions, and sound advice under Do's and Don'ts. Perfect for anybody planning to attend a job interview as a candidate or interviewer.
You will never again fear attending a job interview.