REED Global Boss Heads the Bill for Watson Martin’s New Series of Free Advice Webinars

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James Reed, Chairman of Britain’s biggest and best known recruitment company REED, will head the bill for Watson Martin’s new season of HR Learning Bites, a series of free online information and advice webinars for HR and L&D practitioners.

The 7 Second CV: How to Land the Interview with James Reed

The leading HR training and qualifications specialists announced today three new learning events for the Spring and Summer.  The series will kick off with The 7 Second CV, a 30 minute webinar featuring industry giant, James Reed, who will explain how to ensure a CV makes it to the top of the YES pile along with some nuggets of wisdom for recruiters. The session will go out live on Wednesday 1 May at 12.30 GMT.

Based on his recently published book of the same name, James Reed will explain exactly what employers want to see in the applications they receive along with the ‘Fatal Five’, the key mistakes that lead to CVs heading for the reject file.  There will be valuable lessons to learn from an HR perspective too when he reinforces what we like and dislike about CVs and puts into words the intangible things that often get labelled as ‘gut feel’.

We are delighted that James Reed will be the expert speaker for our May webinar,” said Watson Martin Director, Melanie Martin.

As Chairman of a global recruitment company, a regular commentator on work and labour market issues and a best-selling author, James will provide valuable insight on what employers want to see in the CVs they receive.

The key tactic, he tells us, is to ensure your CV grabs a recruiter’s attention within just seven seconds. In our sector, for example, where many HR jobs demand a professional qualification and CIPD membership as a basic requirement for gaining an interview, it is important to put that information right at the top of the CV. Tips like this really do make the difference in a competitive job market and we are really looking forward to hearing more from James in the webinar,” Melanie added.

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The 7 Second CV: How to Land the Interview with James Reed Free Webinar

Watson Martin also announced two other Learning Bites webinars as part of the series providing advice on Studying and Apprenticeships.

How to Fit Study Around a Busy Life?

Do you want to become CIPD qualified but are worried that you won’t have time to study in an already busy life?  Never fear, you are not alone!  Many of our candidates feel overwhelmed by the thought of juggling work, family and life with the extra pressure of studying for a qualification which is why we have chosen How to Study Around a Busy Life as the theme for our second Learning Bites session in the 2019 series, going out live on Wednesday 12 June at 12.30 GMT.

The webinar will provide lots of practical advice and techniques to support your learning journey from managing your time efficiently to devising an achievable study plan.  Understand that your life doesn’t need to stop just because you have enrolled on a course! Develop a holistic approach to studying to maintain a good work life balance.  Learn how to read for purpose so you can retain the information you need to pass that assessment.

Leading the discussion will be HR expert Davina Jenkins, a consultant with Watson Martin who specialises in digital online learning.  As a CIPD Chartered member with a Masters qualification in Human Resources Management, Davina has extensive experience in supporting a wide range of candidates through their qualifications with Watson Martin.

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How to Fit Study Around a Busy Life Free Webinar

Apprenticeships – Your Questions Answered

Our third Learning Bites webinar will return to the subject of Apprenticeships. We know from previous Apprenticeship learning events that confusion remains around some aspects of the Government’s programme.  As a result, the format for this third webinar will be a 30 minute discussion forum where everything to do with Apprenticeships from the thorny issue of the 20 per cent off the job training to the levy itself will be up for debate. In the hot seat answering all your questions will be our expert Sharon White.  Apprenticeships – Your Questions Answered going out live in July.

Booking for this webinar will be available soon, please check back.

Apprenticeships – Your Questions Answered Free Webinar

All the webinars in the new series will be hosted by Watson Martin’s L&D specialist Joseph Grech.

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Demand for all three webinars is expected to be high so register now to ensure your place. Use the links below to register for the relevant webinars.

·         The 7 Second CV with James Reed  – Wednesday 1 May

·         How to Study Around a Busy Life  –  Wednesday 12 June

·         Apprenticeships – Your Questions Answered July

All webinars go out live at 12.30 GMT.  Recordings of all events will be available on the Watson Martin website:

For further information about any events in the series please contact our advisers on 020 7932 2760 or email