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I set up a CV clinic to help anyone looking for work, for free

shabana.ahmed
An Idea (by Ingenious Piece)

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I found myself with more time on my hands over the last couple of months.

I Netflixed cycled, re-did my portfolio, volunteered in charity based projects as a UX consultant, took out the Amazon Prime trial just to watch the show about little fires, and, of course, cancelled my membership. Their UX team must hate customers like me? ; )

But I wanted to do whatever I could to help others, anyone. 2020 is a year of desperation for humanity, in many ways, but I know that if we lift one another? We can and will get past this strange time. I observed a growing trend on LinkedIn about people losing their jobs, furloughed, sadly most were design colleagues and in some cases respected peers in my industry. This affected my conscious state, I have gratitude & respect for being able to earn my way in life, therefore the importance of a livelihood.

So I decided to set up a CV clinic to take a look at CVs, optimise them and redesign if needed to help anyone looking for work, for free. The point was to be productive, share my skills and be an ally, in my own small way. Super important: I am not a professional CV writer. I have years of experience of applying for roles and getting rejected, especially when I was a junior. But somehow I still progressed in my design career with tonnes of listening and…

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shabana.ahmed
An Idea (by Ingenious Piece)

I design experiences and interfaces for a living. I believe that life can always be more simple.