Professional CV Writing Services

We know that first impressions count and in today’s competitive market your CV needs to make an immediate impact. Our CV writing service is run by a team with over 20 years’ writing experience who provide all the support and guidance that you need to write a high quality CV to secure your next interview.

Whether you already have a CV, or are starting from scratch, our skilled and knowledgeable team are there to offer a truly unique service. We work with you to understand your personal and business attributes, and ensure that your CV fits the job specification perfectly. We don’t use set formats or templates so you can be assured that your CV will be tailored to your own individual strengths and qualities.

If you already have a draft CV you can take advantage of our free CV review. Simply email us your current CV and our team will give you a full appraisal of its strengths and weaknesses and whether we feel it can be improved. If you do not have a CV please give us a call or we can arrange a face-to-face consultation to get you started.

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How to write a compelling CV

Our professional CV writing service creates a tailor-made CV that will impress your future employers and help you stand out from the crowd. Our team have a wealth of experience in writing compelling CVs that get you noticed and here are some of our key guidelines for how to write an effective and dynamic CV.

Take the time to plan and prepare your information

Before you start work on your CV it is vital to plan all the information that you want to include. Collate the information that you have about your career history, responsibilities and achievements. You should also organise any details that you have about your schooling, qualifications and training.

Review your dates and information to make sure that they are all correct and that there are not any periods of time that are not accounted for.

We also suggest that you think about your personality and how you would like to project yourself in your CV. Write down some positive words that reflect who you are, and think about the skills and attributes that you have developed outside of the workplace. This could include volunteering work or any hobbies or interests that you are involved in.

Finally make sure you understand what the role you are applying for requires. Your CV should be targeted and specific to the job you are applying for as this is much more effective than a generic CV.

Make sure your contact details are correct

Incorrect details can look unprofessional so check that your name, contact details and phone numbers are all correct!

Create a positive personal profile

The personal profile on your CV is an opportunity to introduce yourself to your potential employer. You should use it to convey your personality and any strengths that you will bring to the role. As this is the very first part of your CV that an employer will read it needs to be positive and engaging. Remember to write about yourself in the third person as this gives your CV a more corporate feel and makes it easier to read.

Begin by introducing yourself. Use affirmative phrases to describe yourself such as “a strong communicator” or “an organised and resourceful employee”. After you have written your introduction explain your current role including information such as how long you have been employed, promotions and any increased responsibilities that you have taken on during your time in the role. Finally write about what you want to do in the future and ensure that this fits the job role you are applying for.

List your key skills and achievements

This area of your CV allows you to tailor it to match the job specification that you are applying for. Make sure your read the job advert carefully and highlight the skills that apply to what you can offer them. However make sure that you don’t copy them word for word as it is far better to create a CV that shows you as a natural fit for the job rather than one that looks too contrived.

We feel that usually 5-10 bullet points suffice as you do not want your CV to become unwieldy. For management roles you should also include figures and financial results.

List your education, qualifications and training

When writing your CV, list your educational establishments and the qualifications you gained in chronological order with the most recent qualification first. If you have a recent educational background or limited career history you may want to add the modules or subject that you studied. There is no need to write down every single GCSE or O level taken. Simply write it as 5 GCSE passes including Mathematics and English.

You may want to add in any work related training you have done but if you have had large amounts, or your role is related to industry specific qualifications, it may be worth having a separate section or you could include it in the key skills and achievements section instead.

List your career history on your CV

Start with your most recent role and list the company name, dates of employment and all of the positions in the company that you have held. We recommend having around 5 bullet points per role which highlight the key responsibilities of the position and it is also a good idea to include examples of your main successes and achievements.

If you have had a long career you can reduce the number of bullet points as you work your way back chronologically giving a brief overview for each one.

Add in your interests and other relevant information

You only need to add a couple of lines in this section of your CV but you should be realistic about what would make a positive impression on a future employer. Additional spoken languages or any voluntary work undertaken would be a good fit for this section.

Don’t forget to add that referees are available on request as the final touch to your CV.

How much will it cost?

The prices of our professional CV writing service varies dependent on the level of work required to maximise the document. Prices start from £79.00

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I first created my CV around 15 years ago. Over the years I've just added info and previous positions etc. It got me interviews and jobs - but I didn't feel it was professional enough.
Andrew used a modern template and 3 job descriptions that I provided to custom the CV to my area of expertise. This makes the CV very custom and also improves the match rate when you upload to recruitment sites.
I'm very pleased with the outcome, the CV is very very good. A recruitment agent actually commented on it.

Russell, York

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.

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. It’s a personal choice but I wouldn’t 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.

J Dade, Epsom

Having used CVpal to do me a CV following being made redundant I have recently asked them to update it. Once again I was amazed at the outcome. They have taken a dull and mundane job description and turned it into a a vibrant and interesting one with excellent use of the English language. I am positive this will have the desired effect. Once again many thanks to Tara and Andrew for a fantastic job.

Marc McAdden, Reading

Andrew at CVpal has been an exceptional help guiding me as I take my first steps along my career path. From Personal Statements to video applications, Andrew has always tremendously delivered with his great knowledge and experience in this field, so much so, that with his help I have been able to achieve my goal, which was to secure a position on a Summer Internship Scheme. Once again, I would really like to thank Andrew for all of his help and I can honestly and truly say that without Andrew's assistance I would not be in the position I am today. I would thoroughly recommend Andrew as his assistance has really paid off for me and will certainly be carrying on with his service in the future.

Harvin, Slough

Andrew at CV Pal did an extensive interview that drew out my skills, The end result was comprehensive, but professional and to the point.
Once I started applying with my new CV, within 2 weeks I had 2 interviews for senior positions.
It was the ability for my CV to now portray me objectively that justify's the ratings I have given CV Pal.

Russell Davey, Cheltenham

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