Professional CV Writing

The current job market is tougher than ever, and a well written and designed CV is the most important factor in getting an interview and on your way to getting a new job.

There are many templates and free examples available that look good, but you need a combination of both style and substance for a really professional CV.

We are experts at writing new CVs that get job interviews, and we guarantee that you will see a real difference in how you are presented.

Our process is very straightforward:

  1. Carry out a free review of your CV and email you a 1 page review
  2. Prepare a draft of your new CV and send it to you for approval
  3. Make as many changes and amendments as you like

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References on a CV

Quite simple this one!

Don’t. Unless you are in education or in academia where it is considered usual.

The vast majority of employers will request references at the time a job offer is made.

The only things you do when putting references on a CV is to take up space and to run the risk of someone (that you don’t know) making contact with your current employer and causing you a massive problem.

Don’t even put that “References are Available on Request” – people know that this is the case and, again, all you are doing is using up valuable space.

The only exception to this rule is education and the academic world where it is considered usual to put down referees on a CV as it can add weight to a job application.

What font to use?

We see many CVs that use some weird and wonderful fonts. This is fine if you are applying for jobs in the media or creative spheres, but for any other type of industry, the plainer the better.

Arial is fine, as is Trebuchet MS and Verdana or Calibri. You should vary the font size to emphasise certain parts of your CV and make sure you only use 1 font in the entire document.

Email Addresses

If you have had your email address for a number of years then the odds are that you chose it when in your mid-teens.

What seemed witty and amusing then can look downright ridiculous now.

We see email addresses like “crazychick1972@hotmail.com”, “daftasabrush1981@yahoo.com”. You get the idea.

If you have an email address like this on your CV it can really work against you.

Get a new email address from gmail or Hotmail that doesn’t make you look like you’re still 15 years old!

Writing a Professional CV

Writing a CV is easy. Writing a good CV that gets interviews is not.

What many people forget when they sit down to write a CV, is to put themselves in the readers shoes.

The person reading your CV is looking for a reason to interview you and you need to make sure that your CV hits home with your key skills.

How many times have you applied for a job that you look perfect for, and know you can do, but you hear nothing?

There are only 2 reasons for this:-

1.You have unrealistic expectations about the type of job you are applying for.

2.Your CV fails to convey your skills and experience.

Let us write your new CV and we will ensure that the 2nd reason is taken care of.

Don’t take the risk of not getting that new job.

We will prepare your draft CV at no cost or obligation and see for yourself the difference a professionally written CV can make.