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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Our CV writing service offers you the opportunity to stand out in the job market with a professional and eye catching CV that highlights your key skills and achievements - contact us for more information.
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 £79.00WorldPay Log
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I can not rate Andrew and his team highly enough! At a junction in my career, knew I needed some support and guidance from the right people, who could help with my CV and signpost me to the right places to start exploring new opportunities. Andrew and his team exceeded my expectations from the first call. Andrew drew out key information at the introductory meeting, opened up my thinking to other avenues and produced a top quality CV which not only illustrated my career achievements, Skills and CPD, but perfectly reflected my style and personality. This could only have been achieved by the level of detail and professionalism Andrew applied from the beginning to the end. After receipt of the CV Andrew offers ongoing support. Excellent service.Gayner Coulson, Shenley Church End
I contacted CVpal after being made redundant and stuggling to update my CV. I met with Andrew and we talked through my CV and experience in detail. I felt he really listened to what I said and offered his opinion and professional advice whilst still being motivational. I'm so pleased with my new CV, it really encapsulates my skills and experience in a way I never could have done myself. I would definitely recommend Andrew and CVpal to anyone.Louise
I was a little dubious about using CV Writing Services to begin with, but after 3 months of not receiving any interest from numerous online applications (and being pretty sure it was not to do with a lack of skills or experience) I decided to give it a try. After checking a few companies out and sending off for some free CV reviews, CVpal's initial feedback was the most detailed and explained exactly where I had gone wrong. I then spoke to them on the phone and had a very valuable and not too sales-pitchy conversation, which made me feel comfortable handing over the service fee.Peter Holl, Chatham
In less than a week I received the initial draft and was most impressed! It was beautifully presented, included all the relevant information and added key words that I can see now were really important. If I was to be really picky (with my ex-IT Teacher and new IT Trainer hat on) the only issue I had with my CV was that it was manually formatted throughout, rather than using Styles, but this is certainly something I could overlook! After going back and forth a couple of times to make some minor adjustments I felt it was time to start sending it out and seeing how well my new CV worked.
I had stopped applying for jobs for a period of 2 weeks while I was hunting for CV Writing Services and waiting for CVpal to redo mine, so on the following Monday I sent out 5 new applications. By the next day I had had 4 responses of which I turned down 1, 1 never followed up and 2 went to the telephone interview stage. One of these then went to final face-to-face interview and within 2 weeks of sending out my new CV I was finally offered a new job (which I start in the next week or so and am really looking forward to!).
There is clearly a knack to writing CVs as recruiters seem to be looking for very specific information presented in a very specific way, and the staff at CVpal clearly know what they are doing. Although it may seem a lot of money to begin with, on reflection it was definitely a worthwhile investment and I would have no hesitation in recommending CVpal's services ( I will most probably use them again in a few years when my CV needs an update!) If in doubt, give their free CV Review service a try and give them a call - I'm sure you won't regret it!