Ask how many changes you can make to your CV and whether or not there is a measurement of success. Ignore satisfaction guarantees such as ‘9 out of 10 people get a job’. Your CV is just a CV and it does not replace you. The CV is only used to generate a positive response from your applications.
Before spending several hundred pounds on a professionally written CV, get your current CV checked first by the same company. It is a good measure of their professionalism and expertise.
No job application is complete without a LinkedIn profile these days. Ask whether a LinkedIn service is included or offered. Also check the CV writer’s own LinkedIn profle. If they have under 500 connections and no endorsements, it doesn’t say much about the person.
#5 Be careful of the word ‘FREE’.
Unlike Career Consultants CV Analysis, many FREE CV review sites add a little bit of small print that allows them to distribute and sell your CV to third parties. Be very careful about this inclusion.
Check out the CV writer to see how well they write. Do they for instance have published books to their name? Are they a recognised blogger or contributor to magazines and articles?
A CV writer needs to be separate to an employment agency for legal purposes. An agency cannot charge job hunters for services. Also CV writing is not part of any employment agency syllabus so including it is irrelevant.
It is best that technical information is shared by email to improve accuracy but some questions are better answered over the phone.
You would expect to get a first draft of your New Look CV within a matter of days, not weeks or hours. It takes time to create a professional CV so bear this in mind if the company you are looking at are promoting unbelievable turnaround times.
Whether you are starting out or the Chief Executive of a Plc, you expect to be treated with the same respect. Some firms like to charge premiums based upon job grade. A flat pricing structure is much more preferable and allows you to choose the level of service that you want. This flat pricing structure may also mean that you get a CV which opens up lots of job opportunities for you allowing you to jump a few job grades as well!
If you are in any doubt about what service to order, email us and a CV writer will contact you and talk to you about your particular career and job needs.
It is much wiser to choose a professional CV writer to promote yourself to employers but you also do need to be choosy. Take your time to select the right company for you and only enlist the help of people you can trust. It is your career and future and these people are working with you to develop and advance your career further. Do get in touch if you want to share any concerns or queries that you may have.
Choosing your CVs Fixation Points
Putting the perfect CV together proves to be a challenge for most people. Unlike most documents is it rarely read from beginning to end. It is more like a webpage than a book. To help you, Career Consultants provide a free CV scanning and analysis service. All you need to do is upload your CV below and tell us a little about yourself.
It is quick, easy and free and can make all the difference between your new getting a positive response from employers and recruiters and no response at all.
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