International Clients

We know that getting overlooked in the application process is a common complaint from international clients. Record numbers of applicants, each vying for the same role, means your CV has to demonstrate – in 6 seconds or less – how you’re not only perfectly attuned to the employer’s needs, but that you’ve got infinitely more to offer than the hundreds or thousands of other candidates.

Different countries have different expectations, not to mention different legal requirements for a CV.  Factors such as the preferred length of the document, photos, layout, format and content all vary from region to region and it’s vital to get the complete package right. Just as importantly – from a cultural, linguistic and grammatical perspective – your CV and covering letter need to be spot-on. There’s absolutely no room for error at this stage of the application process.

Whether you’re an international client residing in the UK, based overseas or a job seeker looking to work elsewhere in the world, we have worked with thousands of clients internationally. As a multi-award-winning career consultancy we have won multiple awards for our writing including Best International CV, Best Executive CV and Best Finance CV at the Oscars of the CV writing world – the TORI’s.

Our CEO, Victoria McLean, is Career Directors International’s global expert for countries around the world, including the emerging markets. In addition, at City CV, our professional CV writers have extensive international experience and have worked with clients across Australasia, The Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and throughout the Middle East. We deliver results and consistently exceed expectations wherever you may be and wherever you may be targeting. We also offer interview coaching packages that include accent training, question and response preparation, as well as help with cross-cultural communication.

For more information or to discuss how we can help you further, call us on +44 207100 6656 or email [email protected]


Looking to reach the next level in my career, I found that despite my technical competency, I wasn’t best placed to communicate how my particular skill set would translate to the executive level.
Initially sceptical of the merit of a professional CV review, I arrived at City CV after realising that the conversion rate for my applications was around 7% - not great.

The consultant I was given, Karl, who, contrary to my rather arrogant assumption, knew my industry backwards, and was able to walk me through my profile from the perspective of my target employers, and through one-to-one conversation, iterated through until we had a CV that communicated exactly what was needed – no more, no less.

The effect was immediate, with my conversion rate skyrocketing to 40%, 4 job offers, and ultimately a 38% salary increase.

Naturally, I now consider the services of City CV as essential to my career progression as networking and conventional CPD. An absolute no-brainer, worth every penny - cannot recommend strongly enough.

M.G. ... Project Manager IT

I think it looks great. It’s a huge improvement and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services to others.

Christopher ... Business Analyst

I really appreciate the effort you put into both my CV and Linked In profile, and the quality of the output. Thank you once again for all your help, and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

A.C. ... Transformation Programme Director

I am truly astonished by this piece of work. Even I would now want to talk to me based on this. You have done an amazing job for me. I can’t wait to see the LinkedIn after this has floored me.

Marc ... IT Project Manager

Thanks a million again for what is an excellent piece of work. First outing for my new CV has already got me an interview so fingers crossed!

Kevin F ... CFO


Thanks to your help I’ve secured four interviews this week, two of them final round. I know, specifically, that this upturn is due to your work, because I reapplied for one position I had been previously rejected from, only to now make it through to the first round having applied with the new CV via a different recruiter. I can’t think of better evidence than that!

M.G ... Agile Project Manager / Scrum Master

I had my CV redone by your team and it has landed me with two interviews for front office roles. I am exceedingly happy with the results and very impressed with how much of a difference it has made. I feel with front office roles you do have to come across as confident to really fit the role, especially for women.

C.R. ... Financial Analyst

Thanks to City CV’s help, I secured a role as Head of HR Transformation, Operations and Technology at a major bank. I loved working with you and the team but in particular Lauren on my CV and LinkedIn profile.


I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all at City CV. Your attention to detail has been fantastic and your patience whilst we tweaked it to perfection has been much appreciated. I’ve been feeling somewhat down about my role and achievements but reading my CV has put a big smile on my face and is testament to the wonderful service that you offer. I will most definitely continue to recommend City CV to those in my network.

Emily S ... Product Development Specialist

Thank you very much for your excellent work and patience with my many queries and for explaining so clearly the choices made. You’ve put in way above expectations. It’s been a real pleasure working with you so far and I’ll happily recommend you to others.

Rachel P ... Learning and Development Specialist

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