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Professional CV Writing

2209, 2015

How to Find Keywords in a Job Description

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How to Find Keywords in a Job Description

How to find keywords in a job descriptionKeywords are an essential part of any application you make, whether it’s submitting a CV or resume or completing an application form.  By including keywords from the job description in your CV, resume or application form, you’ll be meeting the criteria they have specified.  It also demonstrates that you’ve taken the time and care required to read the job documentation thoroughly, found the keywords in the job description and married up your skills and experience to show you have the attributes required to fulfil the role.

What is more, many public and larger organisations now employ the use of applicant tracking systems […]

1509, 2015

10 Huge CV Mistakes [Infographic]

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10 Huge CV Mistakes

Lots of people make huge CV mistakes, are you one of them?

Have a look at the infographic below, does your CV make any of these huge CV mistakes?  I’m guessing there is at least 1 thing wrong with your current CV.

Huge CV Mistakes | CV writing service | Professional CV Writer 10 things not to include on a CV - page 2


 

Do you want to use this infographic?

If you’d like to use our Top 10 Things not to Include on a CV infographic, you can download the .pdf version of Top 10 Things NOT to Include on a CV here.

Please credit us as the creators on your blog […]

1509, 2015

5 Tips – How to Complete Application Forms [Infographic]

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5 Tips – How to Complete Application Forms

How to complete job application forms

Completing Application Forms

Do you have to complete application forms this week?

Filling out application forms is tedious when it’s far easier to attach a CV to an email. However, if you know how to complete application forms, it can make the process far less painful.

Once you have done a couple the process becomes easier still, particularly if you retain copies of the forms  you’ve already completed. Quite often you’ll find the questions on application forms are similar and seeking the same sort of answer.

Planning

It always pays to plan ahead and practice so don’t skip this vital step. Practice your answers, do some research and note […]

1409, 2015

5 Tips to Improve a CV [Infographic]

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5 Tips to Improve a CV

If your CV isn’t up to scratch, you won’t get called to interview. It’s as simple as that! Take some time to review your CV,  pick over it with a fine-toothed comb.  It’s likely that it’s suffering from one or more common problems that are easily remedied.  If you follow our 5 tips to improve a CV below, you’ll be able to improve your CV’s content and format; vastly improving your chances of securing an interview.

If you’re still not sure why your CV isn’t effective, why not request a free CV review? One of our experienced career branding specialists will evaluate your CV’s content and layout and email you back with some constructive feedback to improve your CV.

Even […]

2607, 2015

150 Essential Adverbs for Writing CVs and Resumes

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1306, 2015

Help recruiters find your CV online

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Help recruiters find your CV online

Help recruiters find your CV onlineIf you’ve toiled over writing your CV for several days, you’ll want it to get found when you post it on online job sites.  Simply uploading it isn’t enough, you need to help recruiters find your CV online by writing it with search terms in mind.

To improve your chances of being found by recruiters, follow our check list to optimise your CV for searches.

Use Various Synonyms

What’s a synonym?

A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language. 

When you write your CV, you need to write […]

1006, 2015

5 Top Tips to Improve a CV

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If you’re sending off your CV but not getting any interview invitations then you have to ask yourself… what’s wrong with my CV? More often than not, there will be one or more fundamental issues with your CV. The trick is to identify what the problems are and address them right away. You can quickly and easily improve a CV to improve your chances of securing an interview.

Here’s my 5 top tips to improve a CV:

1) Your CV is Too long

Whilst curriculum vitae means ‘course of life’ in Latin, you don’t have to take that […]

703, 2015

Good and Bad CV Examples

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Good and Bad CV Examples

Most of us have a CV in some form or another, what differentiates them is that some of them are good but most of them are really bad! Some CVs are even really, really bad. So, what does your CV look like? Is it really old fashioned, written incorrectly, splattered with colour, italics and underlining?bad CV example with advice on how to improve it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is just one bad CV example … and above are some pointers indicating why it is a bad CV.

103, 2015

How to save a CV in .PDF format / convert to .PDF

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How to convert and save a CV as a PDF

Most peopleHow to save a CV in PDF tend to use Microsoft Word to write and format their CVs and this is still the best program to use because it offers the most flexibility and is designed for creating documents. However, some recruitment websites and job applications insist on .PDF versions due to file size.  But what if you don’t know how to convert a Word document to PDF?

In recent months, we have received lots of questions asking this so it seems to be a common problem.

Questions we’ve been asked about CV format and conversion include:

* How do I save […]

1202, 2015

3 ways to use Pinterest in your job search

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Professional CV Writer - follow on Pinterest How to use Pinterest in your Job Search

Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media platforms so it makes perfect sense to avail of its popularity to boost your job search and improve your chances of being seen.

We have identified three ideal ways you can use Pinterest in your job search to maximise your CV’s exposure on Pinterest:

Pin your CV

One way to use Pinterest in your job search is to create a CV board and pin a copy of your CV to it.  Simple!

Make sure you use a really detailed description, don’t just […]

1002, 2015

24 hour CV Writing Services

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24 hour CV Writing Services

Why don’t we offer a 24 hour turnaround service?

24 hour CV Writing ServicesQuite simply, our years of experience in this industry have taught us that 24 hours is just not long enough to provide a high quality professional cv writing service so we made the decision not to offer 24 hour CV writing services.

For us, customer satisfaction is imperative and we strive to spend ample time composing CVs that secure our clients interviews.

Time produces high-quality CVs, not a quick turnaround

We want to take the time to evaluate your key skills and work history and liaise with you to extrapolate vital information required to draft an interview-winning CV.  This can rarely be […]

1002, 2015

Hobbies and Interests on a CV

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Hobbies and Interests on a CV

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Including your hobbies and interests on a CV can prove useful, particularly if you are starting out your career or applying for a junior level position. If you have no or little experience, the inclusion of hobbies and interests on a CV gives the employer an insight of you as a person. It can also demonstrate your ability to work within or lead teams, build relationships, use creative thinking, adopt positions of responsibility, etc.

As well as listing hobbies and interests on a CV, don’t forget to list extra-curricular activities if you’re at college or university, particularly if they will help to […]

611, 2014

How to write a CV for Christmas Jobs

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How to write a CV for Christmas Jobs or seasonal jobsHow to write a CV for Christmas Jobs

Love it or loathe it, Christmas comes once a year and the huge expense associated with buying presents for all and sundry, together with the traditional seasonal trimmings to ensure the perfect Christmas can cost a fortune.  Many people look for casual or temporary work in the run up to Christmas purely to bring a bit more money, so writing a CV for Christmas jobs is good idea.

Many companies start advertising for casual and seasonal staff to cover the busier Christmas and New Year period in October/November. So, that’s the perfect time to update your CV for […]

411, 2014

CV Writing Service – Price List

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If you would like to place an order, please email us to secure your booking.

 

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3010, 2014

Do I Include a Photograph on my CV?

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Do I include a photograph on my CV?Do I Include a Photograph on my CV?

On a regular basis, clients and the general public email me to ask “do i include a photograph on my CV?”

Customer Question
“Will it be not good to put my photo in the beginning of CV? I’m not sure about that because I heard it is not a practice in England”.

CV Writer’s Answer
Unless you are an actor, model or in the media, we do not include photographs on CVs for jobs in the UK.

We would advise you not to include a photograph on your CV, unless you’re specifically asked to provide one in the job advert.


 

Do you […]

1610, 2014

What paper should I print my CV on?

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What paper should I print my CV on? | What paper do you print a CV on?What paper should I print my CV on?

Customer Question: What paper should I print my CV on?

It is important to make an excellent first impression and to do this you need to use a good quality printer and paper.  In an ideal world, you’d use a laser printer but most people tend to have inkjet printers, which are ok but make sure the print quality is set to its highest.

The paper must be high quality grade paper.  We favour Conqueror paper but any paper that is water marked and at least 100g in weight should suffice.  This […]

1610, 2014

Should you staple CV pages?

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Should you staple CV pages?

Should i staple CV pages together?Customer question: “Should I staple cv pages together?”

If you CV is more than one page long then yes, you should staple CV pages together.  The separate sheets of paper should be stapled using a single staple in the top left-hand corner of the paper. I know this may sound OTT but try to make sure the staple is straight whether you chose to staple on the diagonal or horizontal, it is the little things that make all the difference.

Never use a paper clip, staple CV pages.  Don’t send in separate sheets of paper when you apply for jobs because you run the risk of […]

2908, 2014

How to Write a CV / Resume for Jobs Abroad or Visa Applications

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How to Write a CV / Resume for Jobs Abroad or Visa Applications

emigrationIn some countries the term CV is used, in others they are better known as resumes and each country’s requirements differ slightly so here I will give you a quick overview on what they generally expect where and how to write a CV / resume for jobs abroad or for visa applications.

CV / resume requirements for jobs abroad or visa applications

Below you will find details of CV and resume requirements for the most popular countries UK residents apply to for overseas jobs or to make a visa applications.

USA

It is a well-known fact that the Americans will refer to a CV as a resume.  […]

2208, 2014

Should I Use a CV Writing Service?

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Professional CV Writing ServiceShould I Use a CV Writing Service?

More and more job hunters are turning to professional CV writing companies to construct their CV and gain a competitive edge.

Which CV writing service should you use?

Us, of course!

As your Google search has probably shown, there are a LOT of CV writing companies out there but sadly, not all of them are good ones with a strong reputation for delivering highly effectual CVs that secure interviews.  Whilst they might have a flashy website or have literally paid to show up on Google, it doesn’t mean they are the best ones to opt for.  Just so you know, our search results are all 100% organic, […]

1408, 2014

A Level Student CV Special Offer

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CV Special Offer – £31.99

If you’re an A level student you’ll soon be deciding what your future will hold.  Will you go to university and possibly work part-time to support your studies or will you knock education on the head in favour of a job? Whichever you decide, one thing you will need is a really good CV; a CV that will sell all your key skills, work experience to date and key attributes to a prospective employer. This is where we can help!

Do You Know How to Write a CV?

Why sit there and struggle to write a […]

1408, 2014

Advice and Help for A Level Students – A Level Results

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Advice and Help for A Level Students

What do I do once I have my A Level Results? How to write a Student, School Leaver or Graduate CV

Well, it’s that time of year again when thousands of you, A Level students across the UK, will wake up with that sick feeling in the pit of your stomachs or a million butterflies teetering around as you try to eat breakfast but if you are anything like me, end up pushing it aside due to sheer anticipation of those oh so important RESULTS!

Yes,  it’s A Level Results day in the UK.  Before long many of you will be arriving at your place of education to open the envelope, which could […]

2906, 2014

Who are the best CV writing service?

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Who are the best CV writing service?

best cv writing companyWell, that’s a good question because just about every CV writing service is going to tell you they offer the best CV writing service and we think it is us!  Already, our competitors claim to be the biggest, the best, the fastest, the greatest, the number 1 company, the top-rated, etc but what are their claims founded on?  Is it all words and hot air, they can’t all be top dog?  Yes, it’s most likely just marketing gumpf but will you fall for it? It seems everyone else wants to be the best CV writing service so they ramp up their marketing with these […]

506, 2014

Where can I find a good CV template?

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Where can I find a good CV template?

By landing on this page you’ve found a good CV template, download our CV template pack

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CV Template Packs

As a long-standing and well-renowned CV writing company, we have created a suite of CV template packs that will suit your needs perfectly. We offer a student/graduate pack and an established career pack, all you have to do is decide which one suits you best.  If you’re not sure, send us a message and we will provide guidance.

Learn how to write a professional CV to kick-start your career.  Our comprehensive step-by-step guide will show you how to construct and write […]

506, 2014

Can You Recommend a Good CV Writer?

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Can You Recommend a Good CV Writer?

Good CV Writer | Professional CV Writing Services UK | CV WritersYes, of course.  You’ve found a good CV writer.  Me!

We are highly experienced professional CV writers with extensive experience creating interview-winning CVs for clients.   We’re good CV writers, we transform CVs and optimise job search results for candidates across all industries and all levels of career.  So, whether you’re a recent graduate, a construction worker, working offshore, a nurse, a teacher, a sales assistant, a manager or even the CEO of a major global brand, we can write you a new CV from scratch that will showcase all you key skills, achievements and experience.

Don’t delay; significantly […]

2804, 2014

How to save your CV on a mobile device – iPhone, smartphone or tablet

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Find Out How to Quickly Access your CV Here

If you use your smart phone or tablet to browse for jobs, you might just find the perfect job opportunity but not be able to apply for it there and then.   That’s why it is a great idea to save your CV on a mobile device, you can easily download a number of apps to you phone or tablet to How to save your CV on a mobile device – iPhone, smartphone […]

1703, 2014

Identifying Key Transferable Skills for your CV

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Key Transferable Skills

Although you might say you have no key skills, everybody has transferable skills that they may not even realise they have. Most people use these skills every day without thinking so quite often we find candidates who say they don’t have skills, really do but because they are second nature to them, they often miss their true value.

How to Find Key Transferable Skills for your CV or Resume

Below you will find some of the most common key skills listed.  Can you complete each box and give an example to indicate something you have done at school/college/university, or in the workplace for each heading?

1303, 2014

CV Personal Profile Writing Service

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Do you need a personal profile written for your CV?

Buy Yours Today – Special Offer Just £10 on a CV Template

Your personal profile is a very important aspect of your CV.  Getting you CV personal profile wrong could mean the difference between your CV being read, or not.  Because it’s the first thing a prospective employer sees, it needs to stand out and make a fantastic first impression.  You literally have just a matter of seconds to capture the reader’s attention and encourage them to read the rest of your CV.

Writing a catchy, […]

2302, 2014

CV Proofreading, Error Correction and Format Checking

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CV Proofreading | CV Editing | CV CorrectionCV Proofreading, Error Correction & Format Check

If you are looking for a new job, it is essential the CV you submit is error-free.  You’ve probably already checked your CV numerous times but have you identified all the errors?

If English isn’t your first language, you don’t have the time to proofread or you just want reassurance your CV content is accurate, then place your order today!

CV Proofreading Service

The proofreader will check and correct:

  • Syntax / sentence structure
  • Accurate verb usage
  • Fragmented sentences
  • Spelling errors
  • Incorrect use of tenses
  • Homonym misuse (their/there, role/roll, effect/affect, its/it’s)
  • Punctuation errors (full stops, colons, semicolons, parentheses)

CV Formatting Check

Once you have written your CV, our team of CV Writers […]

902, 2014

Spell Checkers are for Spelling, not for Proofreading

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Spell Checkers are Not a Substitute for Proofreading

So, you’ve just spent a good few hours researching how to write a CV online, agonised over getting the content and layout just right, and run the PC’s spell checker over the document.   Maybe you’ve now come to the point where you think your CV is spot on… but is it?

Let me be a killjoy and remind you, spell checking and proofreading are two very different things.

Computers are great and I often wonder how we ever lived without them but never, ever solely rely on your PC’s spell check function.  […]

802, 2014

How to list temporary jobs on a CV

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Customer Question: How Do I Write Temporary Jobs or Short-Term Contract Jobs on a CV?

Many people have had a few spells of temping work, or taken short-term contract roles throughout their career whilst waiting for the perfect job opportunity to come along but they often don’t know how to list temporary jobs on a CV.

Temping shouldn’t be considered a negative thing on a CV because it is the ideal way to learn new skills and expand your knowledge of a certain industry or many industries.  That said, you must be careful about how you present temporary or contract work on a […]

2301, 2014

Buy CV Templates for Students, Graduates and School Leavers

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Student / School Leaver CV Template Pack

Learn how to write a professional CV to kick-start your career.  Our comprehensive step-by-step guide will show you how to construct and write your CV, whilst avoiding common CV writing mistakes. The pack includes an appropriate CV template, help, advice and guidance notes, a CV writing structure guide, the dos and don’ts of CV writing, […]

2301, 2014

Buy CV Templates for 16 – 18 year olds / school leavers

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Student / School Leaver CV Template Pack 

Learn how to write a professional CV to kick-start your career and buy CV templates here!  Our comprehensive step-by-step guide will show you how to construct and write your CV, whilst avoiding common CV writing mistakes. The pack includes an appropriate CV template, help, advice and guidance notes, a CV writing structure guide, the dos and don’ts of CV writing, keyword list, attribute list, verb list and some example CVs so you can see what the finished CV should look like.

So, what do you get […]

2301, 2014

The TRUTH about cheap CV writers

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If you are looking to have your CV re-written, you’ve probably been looking online at numerous different websites trying to decide who to go for.  Have you been looking for cheap CV writers and temped to opt for a cheap £30-40 CV writing service with a 24-48 hour turnaround? If so, STOP!

Ask yourself, why are they cheap CV writers and how can they turn the orders around so fast?

I will tell you why…

FACT – What many cheap CV writing services do:

  • They either just re-type your CV or just jazz it up a […]
1501, 2014

Do I put Interests and Hobbies on a CV?

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Do I Include Interests and Hobbies on a CV?

Interests and Hobbies on a CVSome people advise against listing interests and hobbies on a CV.  Personally, I think including hobbies and interests on a CV can often be useful, particularly if you’re a student or working your way up the career ladder.  If you’re at senior management level or above, then what you do at the weekend will probably be overshadowed by your skills and experience and therefore, interests and hobbies on a CV are irrelevant.

Listing interests and hobbies on a CV can be a particularly useful way to give a prospective employer a valuable insight in to your personality, skills and help them […]

2311, 2013

How long should a CV be?

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Customer Question: “How long should a CV be?”

People often ask me how long should a CV be and the standard length for a CV in the UK is 2 pages. Of course, there are some exceptions such as IT CVs but in the main, anything longer than 2 pages will just not get read. A resume is just 1 page long.

Focus on writing concisely, whilst still conveying your key skills, experience and attributes to a prospective employer and remember to reinforce your experience with facts and figures.

With CVs, the content should focus on quality, rather than […]

511, 2013

CV Writing Questions – Common Questions our CV Writers get asked

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We commonly get asked the same few CV writing questions by prospective clients, please check to see if your question is addressed here:

How much it will cost to prepare a CV?

To prepare a new bespoke professional CV showcasing your key skills, experience and attributes to a prospective employer is £129.99*, or £54.99* if you are a student or 2013 graduate without employment.

How long does it take to write a CV?

Each CV is written by a dedicated in-house CV Writer, we do not use external contractors so the turnaround time is about 5 days.  This is to ensure your order receives the time required to […]

1410, 2013

What type of paper should I print a CV on?

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What type of paper should I print a CV on? | CV paper type What type of paper should I print a CV on?

Customer Question: What type of paper should I print a CV on?

I am a bit of a stickler for first impressions so my advice would be to use the best paper you can afford.  Whilst you might be thinking it’s just paper, really, it’s not.  It is the paper which is going to be presenting your work history and is essentially helping to give the interviewer a better understanding of you, your presentation and eye for exacting detail.

So, back to the question, what type of paper should I print a CV on? […]

609, 2013

CV Writing Templates | Sample CVs | Example CV

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If you’ve decided to write your own CV, you are probably scanning the internet right now looking for a suitable CV template and checking out some sample CVs for your industry.  By now, you’ve probably come across no end of different websites, each offering a different design but which do you choose?

Whilst a free CV template from the internet might seem like a tempting option, think very carefully before you use one.  Many of the CV templates and sample CVs posted online are  very out-dated, poorly designed or include […]

1806, 2013

What Type of Paper Should You Print a CV on?

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What type of paper should you print a CV on?

What type of paper should I print a cv on? | CV paper typeJust like in an interview, it’s all about first impressions and you need to make the right one!  You can do this by sending in a well-written professional CV printed on the right paper but what type of paper should you print a CV on?

Firstly, never use cheap and cheerful copy paper to print a CV, it’s poor quality and does not give a good impression.  You would naturally be of smart appearance when attending an interview and your CV must also follow suit to meet the required standard.

I would recommend you print a CV on high […]

203, 2013

Self-Employed CV Writing Service – How to Explain Self-Employment on CVs

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Writing a self employed CV | Self-Employment on CVsHow to Explain Self-Employment on CVs

If you are self-employed or have been recently self-employed, you may not have an up-to-date CV.  If you’re making the switch from being your own boss to joining the world of PAYE employment, you’ll need to convey all your experience and key transferable skills and explaining periods of self-employment on CVs isn’t always easy if you don’t have the knowledge and insight we have.

On the positive side, self-employment can show employers that you’re entrepreneurial and competent in your field.  However, on the negative side periods of self-employment on CVs can make an employer question why you want to make […]

203, 2013

Military/Armed Forces to Civilian CVs, Linkedin Profiles and Cover Letters

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Military/Armed Forces to Civilian CV Writing Services, Linkedin Profiles and Cover Letters.

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If you’ve served in the Armed Forces, such as the Army, Navy and RAF, or  worked in a security capacity in recent years and now fancy a change, we offer a comprehensive ex-forces CV writing service to help you make the transition.   Regardless of your rank, experience and skills, our military/Armed Forces to civilian CV writing service will provide you with the tools you need to launch yourself into a civilian role.

There is inevitably going to be a transition from one […]

2802, 2013

How to write a CV for the UK Job Market

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How to write a CV for a job in the UK

How to write a write a CV for a job in the UKNot everyone knows how to write and CV, especially a good CV that wins interviews! If you’ve not written a CV before or your comprehension of the English language isn’t great, writing a CV can be more difficult than you would initially think.  It’s not always easy to write about yourself, your skills and your work history objectively, whilst ensuring you meet the demanding criteria expected of a contemporary, professional CV in today’s highly competitive market.

Your CV is a key marketing tool and you should always think about how to best […]

2802, 2013

How to write a CV for the UK Job Market – The Dos and Don’ts

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How to write a CV for the UK Job Market

Writing a CV can be a daunting process and you’re not alone, many people don’t know how to write a CV either. That’s why you should seriously consider using the services of a professional.  Whilst there is a fee, it is a small price to pay if it gets your CV noticed and an invitation to interview is received.

In the main, a professional CV is worth its weight in gold and something you should think about.  Don’t compromise your opportunities, particularly at the moment when competition is steep, if you don’t know how to write a CV yourself.

If you are still adamant on writing your own CV, here are some of the things […]

2802, 2013

Top 10 CV Writing Mistakes

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Top 10 CV Writing Mistakes

How many CV writing mistakes are on your CV?

CV Writing Mistakes | CV Writer What to put in a CV and what to leave out of a CV has changed with the introduction of new legislation and changes in industry standards. Far too many people are stuck in the past or are simply misguided and include too much irrelevant information.  Don’t fall in to the trap of making the most common CV writing mistakes.

Many colleges and universities who offer CV writing skills courses are also behind the times and may well have given you some duff information.

To ensure you have not made any of the common CV writing mistakes, […]

2301, 2013

CV Templates for Students, School Leavers & Graduates

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CV Template Packs for Students, School Leavers and Graduates

Buy your GCSE, A Level, NVQ, Btec and Degree Student CV Templates here today.

CV Template | Graduate and Student CV writer / Internship CV writer - UK Professional CV Writing Services| UK CV Writers | LinkedIn Profile Writer | Social Media Profile Writing Service | Military Armed Forces CV Job Application Forms | Student CV Writing | Graduate CV Writers.Our CVs win interviews all the time, we know this because our clients tell us or come back to us when they are ready to move on to their next job.  With this in mind, we have designed an easy to complete CV template for you to download […]

1901, 2013

10 Top Tips to Beat CV Scanning Software

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10 Top Tips to Beat CV Scanning Software

10 top tips to beat applicant tracking software | ATS | Automated Resume Screeners | CV scanning systems As we all know, fewer jobs are available at the moment thanks to the ongoing recession.  As a result, the few jobs out there are attracting hundreds of applications that recruiters just don’t have time to read.  Cue the use of CV scanning software and systems!

Yes, it is very likely that at some point your CV will be subjected or have been subjected to CV scanning software that will actively scan your CV.  The CV scanning software works with all types of CV, regardless of whether it has been posted, emailed or […]

1601, 2013

CV & Application Form Email Ettiquette

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Emailing CVs and Application Forms

Today, it is perfectly acceptable to email across your CV to a potential employer or recruitment agency and you will likely find that in today’s world of modern technology, you will use this method to submit your CV and job applications more and more.

In the main, there really shouldn’t be much difference in the way you send off your application, it will still need to have a perfectly worded cover letter and a faultless CV, just as it would if you were using traditional snail mail.  Don’t think that because you are sending your CV application […]

1501, 2013

Cover Letters and Cover Letter Templates for Students

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GCSE and A Level Cover Letter Template and writing servicesDon’t stress out trying to write a cover letter, buy one for £10!

Writing a cover letter can be tricky if you don’t have much letter writing experience.  Knowing what to put in the cover letter and what to leave out can often be confusing for students who are just finishing their GCSEs,  A Levels or university.  Even laying out the letter can prove difficult and then there is the correct use of ‘yours sincerely’ and ‘yours faithfully’ to consider and who it should be addressed to.  That’s before you even start trying to word the letter and convey your skills and experience.

If you are an A Level […]

901, 2013

Keeping your CV secure online

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Keep personal CV details safe from fraudKeep your CV and personal details secure online

If you decide to upload your CV to job sites, think carefully about the security of your information, about what details your online CV contains and who might be able to get hold of this information.

Online fraud is growing at record levels and what you innocently place online for an employer to read, might just fall in to the mucky hands of a fraudster.  With that in mind, we would always recommend you create an ‘online version’ of your CV.

There will always be some different opinions between what you should put in and what you should leave out but here are some CV security ideas we […]

401, 2013

How to Write a CV with no Work Experience

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What to do when you have no work experience for your CV

After a chat with a student on Twitter recently, I learnt that she was struggling to write her CV because she had no formal work experience.  So, I have been inspired to write a blog post to help students and school leavers with no formal work experience to write their first CV. Alternatively, I can write your CV for you. I know how to best present your key skills and attributes and what other information can be used to show you off positively […]

1012, 2012

CV for an A Level student or school leaver

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How to write a job application personal statement | personal statement writer | personal statement writing serviceA Level student or school leaver CV

If you are currently studying for your A levels or you have recently left school with and envelope full of A level grades, you need to start thinking about getting an excellent CV put together to document your history to date.  Starting a CV at an early age and keeping it regularly updated is essential.  You can either do this yourself using one of our great templates or, for as little as just £31.99, one of our Professional CV Writers can write your new CV for you.

Professional CV writing services for students and […]

1012, 2012

A Level School Leaver CV Template

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A LEVEL CV TEMPLATE PACKA Level School Leaver CV Template

If you are studying for your A Levels now, you are probably beginning to think about either getting a job or, going to university, where you will need a part-time job to support your studies.

Here at Anglia, we have a template designed specifically for A Level students and recent graduates looking to make their first step in to the world of work.  As you know, the recession has made competition higher than ever for the few jobs that are around so your CV needs to be fantastic.

The first step to doing this is using the right CV template and we have the ideal professional CV template for […]

1011, 2012

Cheapest CV Writing Service in the UK?

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Cheap CV Writing ServiceCV Writing Services - Special offer discounted prices

We hear you’re looking for a cheap, reliable CV writing service?

With our CV sale prices starting at £31.99*, we feel that’s cheap for a CV writing service that offers quality, and particularly for a CV writing service that fully re-writes your CV and lays it out using the correct format.  Plus, you get a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

We are not just a typing service and we pride ourselves on the very high quality of our standard CV writing service.  We have hundreds of 100% satisfied customers who have quickly gone on to find a new job as a result of our work. Why not read our […]

2810, 2012

CVs for School Leavers or College Graduates

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If you’ve recently left full-time education or you’re now looking for a part-time job alongside your studies, you will need a great CV that really sells your academic achievements, work experience and key attributes. Can you really do this yourself? Why struggle when we write CVs for school leavers.

Right now we are running a special promotion for school leavers, college leavers and graduates. Take advantage of our £31.99 CV special offer if you place your order today!

For this special offer price, it’s just not worth the effort and frustration of trying […]

2210, 2012

Free CV Review Service

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If you’ve just finished writing your CV, you are probably wondering how good it is,  is it is good enough to send off to employers?  Find out by using free CV review service,  we can answer those questions for you.  Our team of Professional CV Writing Consultants are currently offering a FREE, no-obligation CV review* and CV checking service.

Get your Free CV Review Here

All you have to do to avail of our free CV review service is send us a copy of your current CV and we will book […]

510, 2012

What font do I use on a CV?

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CV Fonts – What font do I use on a CV?

CV fonts | what font do i use on a CVToday a customer asked a good question and it has inspired me to write put the answer on to a blog post, which you may find useful when writing your CV.

Question:

Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:37 PM
To: Anglia CV Solutions
Subject: Re: CV – initial draft
I just wanted ask you about the type face you have used.  Is this one you have discovered has a positive impact on people viewing CV’s?

Answer:

Font presentation is a personal issue, some people prefer serif fonts, other sans-serif but Arial is a font we have found to work for our clients as it […]

3009, 2012

10 TOP TIPS – Writing a Personal Statement / Statement of Suitability for a Job Application or Application Form

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10 Top Tips – Writing a Personal Statement or Statement of Suitability for a Job Application

writing a personal statement | how to write a personal statement | personal statement writing serviceLet me guess, before you is a job application form and you’re writing a personal statement, or you’re trying to write a personal statement but you don’t know what to write or what a statement of suitability should contain?

Writing a personal statement or statement of suitability is not easy, so you’re not alone. Most people end up on this page because they are stuck, need guidance or just plain reassurance that they are writing a personal statement right!   In the main, most people find application forms […]

2409, 2012

GCSE School Leaver’s CV Writing Special Offer

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GCSE School Leaver Special Offer CV writing | Student CV Writing Service | School Leaver CV Writing ServiceGCSE School Leaver’s CV

You are probably one of over 600,000 teenagers (or their parents reading this) across the UK who have recently opened that all-important brown envelope containing your GCSE results.

How did you get on?  Did you get the grades you wanted to get?  Please feel free to leave us a comment and share your news, we will also be tweeting about any student or graduate job offers we see advertised in our timeline, so don’t forget to […]

2009, 2012

Cheap CV Writing Services or Affordable CV Writing Services?

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Cheap CV Writing Services

Being vigilant website owners, we admit we are a bit addicted to the clicky analytics software programme that monitors activity on our website. In recent months, we have noticed an increase in the search term ‘cheap CV writing services’.  In reality, we are not keen on that term and prefer to refer to our services as a high quality, yet ‘affordable CV writing service’. You can order your CV here today.

Of course, there are very cheap CV writing services out there, other companies that promise to write you […]

1809, 2012

Student CV Writing & Graduate CV Writing Services

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Student CV Writing & Graduate CV Writing Services

We specialise Graduate and Student CV writer / Internship CV writer - UK Professional CV Writing Services| UK CV Writers | LinkedIn Profile Writer | Social Media Profile Writing Service | Military Armed Forces CV Job Application Forms | Student CV Writing | Graduate CV Writers.in writing CVs for school leavers, students, apprentices and graduates.

We know most schools and colleges teach CV writing in some capacity but to be totally honest, many of the schools and colleges teach students to write CVs using such an antiquated style, they just don’t seem to have caught up with the changes that have evolved in writing a CV.  […]

1109, 2012

What does a Professional CV Writer Do?

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CV Writing Questions | CV Writing Service QuestionsWhat does a Professional CV Writer Do?

Good question but we can only really tell you what our professional CV writers do as not all CV writing companies out there meet our strict CV writing and CV writer criteria. Some other companies claim to be experts but we’ve seen their results. Their CVs are not a patch on ours and are quite often, wrong and out-dated.  It really isn’t worth cutting corners by using some one who claims to be a CV writer but doesn’t really have the experience and expertise to do your CV justice.  So, firstly, always read the company website to get […]

608, 2012

CVs for School Leavers (GCSE or A Level)

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Now the summer holidays have begun and the sun has started shining just at the right time for most of us, you might be thinking about what you are going to do come September.

If you have just finished mainstream school or have completed your 6th Form years, what are you planning to do next?

For many teenagers, the balmy summer weeks can be a time of worry, trying to decide whether to continue with education or to get a job, or maybe you fancy a bit of both, combining education with a part-time job?

Whatever you decide, one thing you will need is an excellent CV but […]

1007, 2012

Five Top Tips to Instantly Improve your CV

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If your CV is not getting you anywhere and you still haven’t been called to interview, we challenge you to re-examine your CV and take our One Hour CV Improvement Challenge.

In less than an hour you could significantly improve your CV layout and content by checking it against these five simple top-tips for CV writing.

What have you got to lose?  … Potentially your dream job if you don’t.

Keep the CV Design Simple

Yes, that’s right! Your CV is a professional document and it should be written and presented to reflect your professionalism.

Always stick to black and white and never […]

607, 2012

Writing an effective Personal Profile for your CV

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Writing a Personal Profile for your CV

CV Writing Services UK | Linkedin Profile Writing Service | Linkedin Update and Optimisation ServicesWriting your personal profile is probably something you are finding really difficult.  You are not alone as many people really struggle with this aspect of their CV and so many people get it wrong.  Many attempts we see tend to focus on generic points and don’t fully demonstrate the full scope of the candidates competence, many incorrectly use ‘I’ and ‘my’ and even worse, some are written in the third person, which just sounds odd!

In short, the personal profile on your CV is an informative, succinct paragraph that summarises […]

107, 2012

Student Internship / Graduate Scheme CVs

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Summer Internships – have you secured your placement yet?

Graduate and Student CV writer / Internship CV writerThis time of year sees thousands of students looking for summer internship positions but with limited places available, you may find one difficult to secure.

With stiff competition from other students, what can you do to ensure your CV is received in the best light?  The simple answer is, to make sure it is perfect!  However, this can be easier said than done for many students applying for internship positions but don’t worry, this is where we can help you.

Our team of  CV writers specialise in writing CVs for students and graduates who are looking for internship or summer placement opportunities, or to join graduate training […]

2508, 2011

GCSE Results – Special Student / School Leaver CV Offer!

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The Big Day!

You are probably one of over 600,000 teenagers (or their parents reading this) across the UK nervously clutching a brown envelope this morning because today is GCSE results day.

At last, the big day has arrived… so, how did you get on?  Did you get the grades you wanted to get?  Please feel free to leave us a comment and share your news, we will also be tweeting about any student or graduate job offers we see advertised in our timeline, so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter.

2011 GCSE Exam Results

According to the exam boards, 2011 has been another record year for GCSE exam results, with over 23% […]

1808, 2011

A Level Results – Helpful Student Advice

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A Level Results – What Happens Now?

What do I do once I have my A level results? A level results | How to write a Student, School Leaver or Graduate CV

Well, it’s that time of year again when thousands of you, A level students across the UK, will wake up with that sick feeling in the pit of your stomachs or a million butterflies teetering around as you try to eat breakfast but if you are anything like me, end up pushing it aside due to sheer anticipation of those oh so important A level results.

Yes, it’s the 18th of August 2011 already and that means it’s A level results day in the UK.  Before long many […]

1208, 2011

Professional CV Writing & FREE Job Finding Service

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FREE CV Distribution & Job Finding Service!

We are pleased to announce a free CV distribution and job vacancy finding service for candidates using:

Free CV distribution | www.webmploy.com simple, low cost recruitment solutions

Thanks to our friends at Webmploy, we can now offer YOU a brand new, completely FREE service – A Free CV distribution and vacancy finding service!

Because it is so important to help YOU get an excellent new job as quickly as possible, we recommend that you promote your CV using a dedicated recruiter, a recruiter who is committed to sourcing and securing the right vacancy for you, your skill set and your experience.

1407, 2011

What if University isn’t for me?

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What if University isn’t for me?

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions… What do you do now the exams are over?

What if university isn't for me? | How to write a Student, School Leaver or Graduate CVLet’s face it not everyone wants to, needs to or can afford to go to university these days. With the recent announcement that university fees are set to increase yet again, some topping a whopping £9k per annum (ouch!), many school and college leavers are in somewhat of a dilemma.  It is a lot of money to commit to and who knows how much the fees will increase in the coming years?  Are you asking yourself […]

607, 2011

CV Headings for Students and Graduates

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CV Headings for Students and Graduates

CV Headings for Students and Graduates | School Leaver's CV writing service | GCSE | sixth formIn order to write a CV which is not only professional in content but also in style is not always easy for a candidate, especially if it is the first time they have had to write one after leaving the education process.  The first place to start is to ensure you’re using the right CV headings for students and graduates.  Student and graduate CVs are set out slightly differently to a CV of someone with a few years’ experience under their belt.

2406, 2011

Professional CV Headings – The Correct CV Layout for the Majority of Job Seekers

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In order to write a CV which is not only professional in content but also in style is not always easy for a candidate but the process of presenting a CV can be made easier by following a standard layout.

It is always advisable for candidates to ensure that their CV is composed to exacting standards and this includes some focus on the layout to maximise their chances of securing an interview.

Nearly every day of the week I see CVs which are in need of a lot of work, not only does their content need much input from a professional CV writer but the way in which they present their […]

1611, 2009

Gaps in Employment History

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Explaining Gaps in Employment History

Gaps in Employment History | CV Writer

We’ve been asked numerous questions by people wanting to know how they should be explaining gaps in employment history so we’ve put together a guide outlining some of the best ways to address different gaps in employment history.

Gaps in employment history are a common problem faced by candidates writing their own CVs.  Whilst the person may not have been in a traditional job for a period of time, there may well be other key experience or knowledge they gained during that timeframe, which would read well on their CV.

There are lots of reasons why people may decide to take a career break or find themselves with […]

2310, 2009

Top 10 things not to out in a CV

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Top 10 things not to put in a CV

Top 10 things not to put in a CV - Pro CV Writer | Top 10 things not to include in a CV What to put in a CV and what not to put in a CV has changed with the introduction of new legislation and evolvement of industry standards.

CVs, their layout and content have changed dramatically in recent years to ensure they maximise your potential and correctly showcase your key skills, experience and attributes.  What you put in your CV is important but equally important is knowing what not to put in a CV.

Here is a short guide on which items not to put in a CV.

1) […]

1410, 2009

How to write a CV

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Learn how to write a CV, what to include and what to omit.
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