About Us

Our strategic CV writing and interview coaching services are delivered across every level of seniority in numerous industry sectors.

As experts in crafting stellar CVs for a professional client base, we have worked with countless managers from junior professionals through to the most senior international business leaders and non-executive directors.

Our clients have secured outstanding roles in industries, including banking, finance, oil and gas, security, marketing, higher education, media and television, and global retail environments, as well as the public sector and NGOs across UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, America, Australasia and the Far East.

Our team comprises former executive head-hunters, HR professionals, interview coaches, lawyers, bankers, marketeers, engineers, accountants and recruiters, each with powerful copywriting skills. Together we’ve recruited and consulted at every level across a range of industries both in the UK and internationally, so we’re experts at knowing exactly what employers are looking for. With such an outstanding combination of insider knowledge and specialist skills, we’re easily able to pair new clients with a CV writing expert who is perfectly in tune with how to position them for success.

We will partner you on the journey to realise your personal career ambitions, through the creation of a strategic and influential toolkit that will capture the attention of recruiters, even when faced with impressive competition.

Our accreditations and memberships include:

  • Advanced Resume Writing Certified (ARWC)
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW)
  • Career Directors International (CDI)
  • Multiple international TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) wins and nominations
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
  • Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
  • First class Honours degrees, Masters and RSA qualifications

City CV was founded in 2008 by Victoria McLean, a former Head Hunter, Recruitment Specialist and Manager on-site at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Its formation responded to the need for an expert organisation to support individuals in understanding corporate hiring practices and navigating the complex recruitment market.

City CV has continued to flourish with a dedicated focus on helping clients to secure their target roles. Initially established as a niche financial services business, it has extended its range, team and specialities to cover the full breadth of the corporate world and the public sector. It has built an unrivalled reputation for getting results.

A distinctive mix of Executive Head Hunters, HR Professionals, Interview Coaches, Copy Writers and Recruiters, the City CV team collaborates closely with clients on every aspect of the application process, whether for individuals or groups, as part of its well-established career coaching and outplacement programmes. From CV writing to interview coaching to graduate application form assistance, we offer all our clients a professional, unique and tailored approach to their job search.

At City CV, we work hard to gain our clients that vital edge in a highly competitive job market. Our single-minded aim is to provide our clients with a powerful toolkit to realise their career ambitions and achieve their job goals. It’s our unique combination of exceptional writing abilities, multiple award nominations, intuitive coaching and a robust strategy, backed up by unparalleled quality standards that set us apart.

Rest assured we don’t just deal with industry leaders. Well versed as we are in consulting at senior level, we work with a whole range of clients from graduates, who are just starting out on their career, to middle management career changers and CEOs seeking a strategic move.

Whether you are an individual job-seeker, an educational institution looking for career management support for your students, or a corporate requiring a suite of executive bios to showcase your top talent, City CV offers an industry-leading service that simply won’t be beaten.

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