Andrew was able to take an exceptionally long and boring CV, and turn it into a professional, accurate and well presented document which I am now proud to send to potential employers. Rather than just rewriting my own 'blurb', he took the time to get to know me and to understand what kind of roles I wanted in the future. He shaped my CV to not only 'sell' me and my capabilities, but also to provide the facts needed to support my achievements. This is the first time I have used this kind of service and I'll definitely be using Andrew's services again.Kerry James, Northampton
I am an italian graduate student; I have contacted Andrew because I'm applying for a Master program and I needed a polish for my personal statement and help with my CV.Bianca Manole, Brighton
He was extremely available and he did all the work in no time - i.e. In 3 days as he said.
Now my personal statement is much more clear, compact and I would say, persuasive. He did the best possible work, much more than I would have done it.
I will certainly ask for Andrew's help soon, as I still have to write some statements.
Due to bieng made redundant 3 times in the last 18 months, I felt as though my CV was as tired as I felt. After reading the reviews for CV Pal, I thought that I would give them a call to see if their service was something that could help. I spoke with Tara first and I could tell that after 5 minutes talking with her that she understood that not only did I want my CV up dating but I wanted to be able to use my new cv to change the direction that I had found myself in within the finance sector but I wasn't sure how. I put the phone down feeling good about the opportunity of having CV Pals use their many years of experience to help me change my life. But in order to do that I needed to spruce up my CV and from having another call but with Andrew this time, I felt confident that I could reach my goal with their help. Andrew and Tara gave me the confidece that they knew what they were talking about and therefore gave me the confidence when I applied for jobs with the "new CV" that I would not have been considered for before. So much so, that after 2 interviews, I was offered a position with a very good company and I can't wait to start. Thanks Tara and Andrew you have been brilliant and well worth every penny.Karen Smith, Retford
I think this is the second time I have ever written a review in my life. I used CV pal to write my CV and cover letter and cannot recommend them highly enough both for the quality of the CV and the value for money. I have used CV writing services as I was just no good at selling myself and the format, well, it looked so outdated.J Dade, Epsom
I have used two CV writers in the past, both of which failed to impress me the way that CV pal did. The first CV writer was good at pitching me but did not really listen to my goals and aims and I was left being offered jobs in a sector I was trying to escape. The second CV writer was a complete disaster it cost substantially more, gave a CV that very disjointed and looked like very little effort had been made, I tried to get it amended and made suggestions but it ended up in so much work for little improvement I just gave up in the end as I could see it was going nowhere.
After the last experience I was very nervous of throwing my money around but looked up the reviews (thanks to all those that provided them) and decided it was worth a ring to discuss the CV in more detail. I spoke to Andrew and he was amazing, what customer service this guy had. He really put my mind at ease a great deal about the issues that I had had with previous CV writers, he seemed to understand where I wanted to take my CV and made loads of great suggestions that all made sense to me. He also confirmed that it would be him who wrote my CV and was always contactable, which sold it for me. The process was hassle free throughout, I provided the information and the CV reflected that he had read and processed it all.
The CV exceeded all expectations, it looked pretty and readable, it reflected our initial conversation and it really did sound like me which was so refreshing. I have shown it to a lot of my friends that have all been really impressed. More importantly (although it might not just be down to the CV) I have been offered lots of interviews and for jobs that excite me.
I have not mentioned until now the cover letter, which was included in the price. Itâs a personal choice but I wouldnât get it done again, it was, as it obviously had to be, very generic. I tend to write cover letters specifically for each job I apply for, although this is time consuming, it really does seem to provide a much better response. Even despite the cover letter not exciting me the same way the CV did, it still offers the best value for money I have come across.