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Melissa Porter

Melissa Porter

Professional career guidance straight from an experienced recruiter and interviewer.

Melissa has worked in recruitment since 2015 and has screened CVs and interviewed candidates from graduate to C-level roles in a number of sectors

Being an agency recruiter, Melissa's role day in, day out, is matching CVs to the job descriptions, conducting telephone interviews, and interviewing applicants face to face.This means Melissa knows EXACTLY what employers look for, the most common mistakes to avoid and teach students how to make their applications stand out.

Having recruited for a number graduate/trainee/junior positions over the years, Melissa has a wealth of experience when it comes to school-leaver's CVs. She is able to help the students think outside of the box and understand how to sell themselves.

Melissa has spoken at UTC Norfolk, UTC Reading, and the Hewitt Academy in Norwich, and can deliver presentations during assemblies or one-to-one sessions. She covers a range of topics such as: CV and cover letter writing, interview tips, mock interview sessions with feedback, LinkedIn presentations, one-to-one CV writing and feedback.

Testimonials from Teachers

"Melissa has been committed to sharing CV, interview and LinkedIn advice with University Technical College Norfolk students for some time now. This long term commitment to investing in employability skills has helped our young people perform at their best networking to discover, applying for and securing their first roles in STEM careers, particularly engineering. Thank you Melissa for volunteering your time to help our students find their future."

– Sophie Skipp, Employment Engagement Coordinator, UTCN

Melissa was so helpful when looking through my CV and talking to me about my aspirations - she helped me improve my interview skills and employability as well as helping me decipher my career route and how to get there. She is friendly, bubbly and keen to help people and engage with young people to help them find their futures. Would definitely recommend!"

– L. Gresham-Hill, Former Student

I met Melissa through her work with University Technical College Norfolk on a careers day. Her knowledge and advice helped me to set up and write a professional cv, which before I was unsure how to really structure it.

Subsequently after this event Melissa also offered additional help and advice over email that helped me to refine my CV.

I have found Melissa very approachable, friendly and very keen to help!"

– S. Steel-Jessop, Former Student

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