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Professional and Confidential HR-related and Documentary Services

Available Services

For those of you resident in Zimbabwe, I live in the Eastern Highlands some 60km from the nearest town and it is not possible to meet with you personally. As I am not interviewing you for a vacancy, your presentation and body language are of no concern to me – your information is.  All HR and documentary work is conducted via email and mobile calls/whatsapp and has proved efficient and successful in all aspects.

Human Resources Related: 

Construction/rewriting of professional and marketable curriculum vitae for use in the Zimbabwean and regional/international markets; updates and modernization on cvs that I have originally constructed, either adding on employments etc to update, and/or modernizing if market requirements have changed; cover/application letters for response to advertised job opportunities, as a ‘send-all’ with cv to recruitment agencies and/or potential employers, and for other purposes such as university applications; e-adverts for placement on e-media platforms; a pdf ‘Interview Skills & Techniques’ instructional guide; and writing of a LinkedIn ‘Summary’On-site human resources consultancy services are also offered, but restricted to the Eastern Highlands area of Zimbabwe.

Documentary: 

Proof reading/editing of dissertations, theses, research papers, reports, personal applications and other documents. ‘How To Write:’ pdf instructional guides for various reports and proposals.  Business Resumes for use to solicit business or on request.  On-site business communications and other consultancy services are also offered, but are restricted to the Eastern Highlands area of Zimbabwe.

 

Act as the Central Booking Agent for Valley Mystique Self-catering Accommodation in Juliasdale in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe.

 

Jenni Ferguson

Mobile: (+263) 778393777 (whatsapp); email: spiderz@mweb.co.zw; Office: Sanyatwe, Eastern Highlands, Zimbabwe.  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jenni-ferguson-058995168 | Facebook: www.facebook.com/jenni.ferguson.50 | Facebook (Valley Mystique):    www.facebook.com/Valley-Mystique-Self-catering-accommodation-in-Nyanga-103436914625646   

Background

Born in 1960, educated in  Zimbabwe, and after completion of a commercial college course was asked to join the staff, managing and teaching the Executive Secretarial Course.  During this time I re-wrote some of the Executive Secretarial Diploma and secretarial  subject material and oversaw the teaching staff and course work at their sister college.  In Senior Personnel Officer (Manpower Planning) and Head of Administration capacities for a large food processing company at the age of 22, I was responsible in the latter position for managing 60 members of staff in 3 departments.  Thereafter, I joined an international tobacco merchant as Personal Assistant to the Chairman and local/external Directors for two tobacco seasons.  I continued to be involved in adult teaching, and tutored shorthand classes privately for some years.

Due to my experience within the HR discipline, I found myself securing employment as a Consultant for various recruitment agencies and discovered that this work was enormously satisfying. I set up Ferns Employment in 1990 and operated this company with a change in name to EmployConsult in 2007, making the decision to close the business in 2009.  While owning the employment agency, I secured one of three Zimbabwe franchises for a newly formed company involved in the wireless communications industry. After this, I deviated markedly from HR and set up and operated a small truck hire business in 2010 which was based in Harare.  I sold this business mid 2018 after my move to the Eastern Highlands.

From 2010 I found myself writing cvs for friends and various individuals referred to me.  I again found the human aspect of the work very rewarding, particularly when the individuals I was assisting found employment – some after several months of not being called for interviews.  It also became evident that there was a need for this type of service and an opportunity to formalize this ‘hobby’ into a business.  This I did in early 2015, and the client base has grown since then from local Zimbabwean to regional and international work.

I possess previous adult teaching experience, have been an employer of mid- to senior-level staff for over 25 years, owned and operated my own recruitment business for nearly 20 years and have developed since 2010 excellent knowledge of the requirements of various HR related documents locally in Zimbabwe, regionally in Africa, and overseas.  My exceptional grasp of the English language assists me with proof reading and editing; together with the research, development and setting up of instructional guides for both HR and documentary requirements.

Early in 2020 i was offered and accepted the role of Central Booking Agent for Valley Mystique – not a ‘hospitality’ role, more one of administration and marketing/advertising on a remote basis.

Overview of Clients

HR Related Services: Individuals from varied walks of life with diverse nationalities, ages, levels of education and work experience. Current and previous clients are resident or looking for employment in the region in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and Kenya; and internationally in Malta, the UK, Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, the UAE and other countries.  A number of the local Zimbabwean recruitment agencies and a recruitment facilitator in Dubai refer their job registrants to me for construction of professional cvs.

Documentary Services: Clients from Zimbabwe, the region and overseas. Executives and managers within small and large businesses, learning institutions, and a variety of business sectors; individuals in university degree programmes and those writing writing literature works; charitable bodies; donor organisations and others.

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Services in Detail

HUMAN RESOURCES RELATED

Curriculum Vitae:  A complete rewrite and reconstruction of your existing cv in keeping with the latest trends and format.  Production of draft cvs will continue until you are completely satisfied with the result.  cvs can be produced for use within the Zimbabwean and/or regional/international markets (2 cv documents). Note that if you require both markets, the second cv document is charged at a lower rate than parameters indicated in ‘Charges’ section. cvs can be used in employment applications, for immigration authorities, or for college, university and scholarship applications.  I have had experience with the production of cvs for donor funded organisations based worldwide and tailoring cvs to meet the expectations of specialized employers such as cruise liner companies.

cv Updates/Modernization: The adding of new information to your cv such as additional qualifications, skills and employment; and the modernization of your cv to keep up with trends and changes in format, layout, content, and other aspects. Note that this service is only open to clients who I have previously produced cvs for.

e-adverts: for placement on e-media platforms including pay-to-publish advertising forums and advertising mail-shots.

Cover/Application Letters: To attach to cv for advertised job vacancies which respond to and answer specific education and work experience requirements, job functions and other expectations.   Cover letters can also be produced in generic form to use as a mail-shot ‘send-all’ to potential employers and recruitment agencies – 2 letters, the second of which is at a substantially reduced charge.  A guide in-text will allow you to customize your letter to suit and to track outgoing mail.  Letters to scholarship or university/college committees, immigration authorities and others.  Requested personal, statement of intent or motivational letters can be produced, but as I cannot speak to your  personal motivation, a space would be left for you in run-of-text to insert this information, which I would then proof read/edit.

Interview Skills and Techniques Document: an easy to understand and comprehensive guide to your job interview.  A four A4 page solid type (no images, graphics or diagrams) pdf document with titles – 1) interview preparation, 2) the interview, 3) answering and asking questions, 4) interview closure, 5) after the interview, 6) interview do’s and don’ts and 7) single vs panel interviews.

LinkedIn ‘Summary’ Section: writing of 120 – 130 words providing a precis of your education, background and experience, and showing you off to your best advantage.  Note that I do not attend to the entire LinkedIn page.

On-site HR Consultancy: services on request, including  team building exercises (commercial business and learning institutions), and conducting of interview skills training and tutoring on cv writing/construction for senior school leavers.  These services are limited to the Eastern Highlands area of Zimbabwe.

DOCUMENTARY

Proof Reading/Editing of any and all Documents: attending to consistency of: format, layout, headings and font/font point; syntax and flow of text; spelling, punctuation and grammar for any length of document. Research papers, project and business proposals, dissertations, theses, letters, novels and textbooks, and any and all other documents.

‘How To Write:’ Instructional Guides – solid text (no images, graphics or diagrams) pdf document: Business Plan (11 pages), Business Proposal (8 pages), Business Report (6 pages), Full Grant Proposal (10 pages). Content lists can be provided on request.

Business Resumes: with Directors, Principles and Accounting Information; Regulatory and Statutory Information; Directors Background; Human Resources, Operational and Brand Expansion Plans; and other information that is business-type relevant.  The document can be used to solicit new business, follow up on business opportunities, to accompany tender documents, or to hand over when requested by suppliers, banks and others.  An MSWord document with logo and contact information is produced.

On-site Documentary Consultancy: services on request, including business communications realignment (documentation and the written word used in business communications).  These services are limited to the Eastern Highlands area of Zimbabwe.

VALLEY MYSTIQUE SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION

Sleeping 6 – 8 in the mountains of the Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe: with 3 bedrooms (main en suite), separate bathroom plus separate guest toilet, fully equipped kitchen (gas supplied), open-plan lounge/dining room, large bar/lounge area looking onto garden (glassed-in), braai (wood supplied).  See facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com/Valley-Mystique-Self-catering-Accommodation-in-Nyanga-103436914625646.

 

Charges – HR Related

Payment in amounts stated locally (Z$) via bank transfer, or regionally/internationally via MoneyGram at local/USD rate.

Curriculum Vitae from first draft through your revisions to finalized single cv document 1150-1300 dependent on work to be done. If two cv documents are required (ie for the Zimbabwean market AND the regional/international market), second cv document is charged at a reduced rate below parameters above.

Curriculum Vitae Updates/Modernization new employment(s) and other updates of information, and modernization to meet current Zimbabwean and/or regional/international requirements and expectations 650-780 (only if I provided the original service).

Cover Letters for Various Applications 750-890 dependent on type.

e-adverts (5 lines) 500.

‘Interview Skills and Techniques’ instructional guide – 500 per document.

LinkedIn ‘Summary’ Section (120 – 130 words) 600.

On-site Consultancy on request, calculated on an hourly rate dependent on service type.

Charges – Documentary

Payment in amounts stated locally (Z$) via bank transfer, or regionally/internationally via MoneyGram at local/USD rate.

Proof Reading/Editing charge per page is dependent on length; complexity; number of photographs, graphs, graphics and other images occupying page space; and hours of work envisaged.  Email your document to me on attachment in MSWord and I will provide a no-obligation quotation to you.  Confidentiality is assured.

‘How To Write:’ instructional guides – Business Plan, Business Proposal, Business Report and Full Grant Proposal.  Documents 500 each.

Business Resumes: 1150-1300.

On-site Consultancy on request, calculated on an hourly rate dependent on service type.

Rate – Valley Mystique

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Contact Details

Jenni Ferguson
Mobile: (+263) 778393777 (whatsapp)
email: spiderz@mweb.co.zw
Office Address: Sanyatwe, Eastern Highlands, Zimbabwe