Our CV Writing & Interview Coaching Successes

At City CV we pride ourselves on our CV writing service and interview coaching results. It makes sense to us to polish and perfect every CV, to spend time refining a client’s interview questions and answers, so that our services are continually recommended and endorsed. And, as a large percentage of new clients come to us via referral, it’s an approach that obviously works. We measure our own success by the success of our clients and we make a point of staying in touch with our clients to see how their careers develop. We are particularly proud of the fact that many clients come back to us every few years for a CV update.

But don’t just take our word for it; here are some of the successes that our clients have enjoyed:

“Thank you very much for a fantastic CV. Using all the right financial buzz words together with a very high level of written English I am absolutely sure that I will soon be back on the job market again. I will definitely use City CV again.”
J.B, Senior Equity Trader

“Having re-read the CV a few times, I am 100% satisfied with it. You guys have done an incredible job, and it has exceeded all expectations. I am so impressed with the quality of work, and the super fast delivery period. Libby was very professional, and I found her an absolute pleasure to talk to. I will definitely be recommending your services to colleagues/friends in future.”
S.L, Cyber Security Specialist

“The CV prepared by your team is fantastic, I am impressed with the layout, design and most of all the content within. Thank you so much for all your efforts it is MUCH appreciated.”
Maria G, Marketing Professional

“Just wanted to let you know that I’ve now secured a new role with a company who declined to interview me on the basis of my old CV! Having your help with the CV gave me a huge confidence boost, and I even increased my salary expectations after seeing how well Wendy told my story.”
Anonymous, Recruitment Executive

“I would like to thank you for the fantastic help you gave me with my CV and personal statement. You will be pleased to hear I have been accepted in to CASS business school!”
Anonymous, Finance Professional

“I am very happy to inform you that yesterday I was announced as new country CFO for Switzerland. Thanks for your support for reshaping my CV.”
EP, CFO

“Wow! My new CV has exceeded all my expectations. As a journalist for a major national newspaper, I had thought my CV was quite good. Your strategy and objectivity brought a whole new perspective – I am so impressed. I have already secured an interview with another big name, Thank you City CV.”
Anonymous, National Newspaper Journalist

“It was a wonderful experience reading my final CV and bio. You and the team have done an exceptional job and I would be more than happy to recommend your firm to all my colleagues.”
M.K., Senior Corporate & Operational Leadership Expert

“I would like to say thanks to the City CV team for the fantastic job. When I read the first time my new CV, I could not believe it was me. I only applied for few jobs and I have already received an invitation for an interview.”
AR, Retail Specialist

“Quick message to say a huge thanks to you, Godfrey and Tony for all your help and expertise in getting me the role I wanted. I was offered a Head of Role on Friday afternoon, and am sure that it wouldn’t have happened without a shiny CV and the work we did with Tony to get my story straight. Delighted, thanks!”
Alex B, Product Developer

“Thank you for sending me back my CV and cover letter. Both look perfect, I am absolutely delighted with the result! Many thanks again for the outstanding job!”
Eva A, Clinical Research Technician

“Thanks so much for sending through the CV, I’m really pleased with what you’ve done – I read it and thought ‘wow, did I really do all that?!’.”
Rebecca, Marketing and Events Manager

“I must say I’m very happy with the work you’ve put into my CV. I never thought my CV could be anywhere near as good as this. It will definitely help me to get the job I’m looking for. So a big thank you is in order!”
A.H., Global Commercial Leader and General Manager

“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, Product Development Specialist

“I would like to say to you that I am extremely grateful for how much you have helped me so far. The changes you made will have an everlasting impact on my life. I managed to get to the telephone interview stage with the Bank of America Merrill Lynch and will be doing the interview today.”
I.A., Banking Graduate

“I would like to thank you for your great effort in writing my CV. It really stands out from others I know. I’m glad I came across to work with you and I’ll not hesitate to recommend you to my friends.”
I.R., Accountant

“Tony is even more fantastic than you suggested. Really. Our sessions have been extremely beneficial to me. I felt much more prepared. I’ll keep you posted of the final outcome.”
P.B-G., Banking MD

“You may recall that you helped me to reorganize my CV and LinkedIn profile a few months ago because I was looking for an opportunity that would help me moving from Italy to the UK. I would like to thank you very much for the help and effort that you put into this, because in fact it has been the turning point of my professional and personal life: after so many months going nowhere with my original CV, something clicked and I was extremely honoured to be interviewed by many startups and corporations such as Google, HP, Dell, Amazon and Philips.

I am very happy to share the news that my family dream has come true and that we are now happy residents in London.
What’s more, I managed to change my job from a technical job to an evangelist and marketing job, which is what I was truly looking for. In fact I have recently accepted an offer and have started to work as a Cloud Evangelist and Product Marketing Manager in the Cloud Centre of Excellence in London and very much happy for my new adventure! The whole family moved over and are already enjoying our new home and English life. Thanks again for being instrumental for such a huge change in my life.”
Marco, Business Relationship Manager

“Thanks for assigning such a great team member to work with me, my CV and then with my LinkedIn profile. He has great interpersonal skills, adapts well, is fast and does give one the feeling being in ‘good hands’. He must be one of the best in your team! I thank you very much for staying in touch and for coordinating the effort to get me a professional CV and I think a good LinkedIn profile.”
Martin, Senior Executive, Charity Sector

“Thank you! I am really pleased, the CV has exceeded my expectations. Thanks both for your input, genuinely ‘over the moon’!”
James, Department Head, HSBC

“Thanks – you guys smashed it, thank you so much.”
Steve, Senior IOS Developer

“A quick note to let know that I have successfully been through the interviewing processes and was offered one of the position we’ve been preparing together. Your help was certainly a key part of it, so thank you!”
S.D., Consumer Insights Professional

“Thank you for your meticulousness and dedication to amending my CV. I have reviewed the final document and am delighted with the result. It is evident that much thought and effort was placed during the emendation process.”
E.T., Project Manager

“Not only did I get an interview, I bypassed the long list interviews and went straight through to the shortlist.”
Niamh, Board Executive

“The interview coaching package is more helpful than I thought. After I failed one interview after another, I bought an interview coaching package from City CV. With your help I built my interview strategy, spotted my mistakes during interviews, learnt how to tell my story and can respond almost any competency question confidently. I would not have obtained the offer from DB without your help. I really appreciate the help I received from City CV and would highly recommend City CV to anyone who wants to improve his/her interview skills and success rate.”
X.S., Graduate, Accounting

“I’m really happy and confident, thanks to my new cv. Amazing job!”
Paulo S, Financial Consultant

“Thank you very much for writing my CV. I am very happy with the final product. Really appreciate the time you took during our consultation to really understand what I was looking for and identifying my strengths. Thank you very much for all your assistance and for writing my CV so quickly. I will definitely recommend City CV to friends.”
R.A., Human Rights Officer

“I recently left the merchant navy to pursue a career in accountancy and you helped me with a CV, cover letter and interview coaching.I thought you would like to know that with your help I was offered a place on KPMG’s graduate audit scheme. So thank you very much for the help and guidance.”
S.M., Accounting candidate

“Wow, the CV looks stunning! I think it’s really, really good.”
B.P., Investment Analyst

“First and foremost, I was immediately impressed by the professional attitude and dedication of the City CV team. From the very first moment, Victoria McLean paid thorough attention to my case and explained to me how my CV could be improved. After Nick Byron carefully reviewed my background and talked with me about my experience and career goals, the team delivered a well-structured and accurate CV that I was very delighted with. As a result of our collaboration, the percentage of interviews rapidly increased and I got a job offer from a reputable international Investment Banking firm. I am very grateful to the whole City CV team for the valuable advice I got from them that helped me to stand out in the extremely competitive job market.

I would definitely recommend City CV for everyone who wants to get a high-quality service and valuable industry expertise.”
T.T., Associate, Investment Banking

“Back in October 2010 you helped me to write a wonderful CV and cover letter (together with some excellent coaching) that, I can honestly say, gave me an excellent career boost. First they helped me land a job at a top international ratings agency in London, followed thereafter by an even better one (back into the Madrid banking industry, even in the 2011 crisis-hit Spain!).

I am currently still living in Spain and I am now Vice President responsible for the DCM desk at a global investment bank. A great professional evolution,which,coupled by the fact that I met my fiancee here in Madrid,makes you really a life-changer for me! More experienced and with a clearer sector track record, I feel well prepared for new challenges, both in Europe and the UK. That’s why I’d like to purchase a Gold Package from City CV, for an update on my CV, Cover Letter and the set up of my LinkedIn profile. I would be extremely honoured if you could, as in the past, take on my case.”
Tomaso, Client Relationship Manager

“You all did a fantastic job. The CV is so powerful that a recruiter manager from McKinsey has contacted me less than 48 hours (!) after submitting my application. Thank you all, much appreciated.”
Asaf, Branding Professional

“Many thanks to you and the rest of the team for your work on my CV and LinkedIn profile. I am very happy with both and I would have no hesitation in recommending you going forward. The process was as straightforward, useful and easy as promised.”
N McB, Commercial Director

“I just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how impressed I was with the CV. As you can imagine transitioning from the military to a civilian career is quite a daunting prospect, and quite frankly writing a CV would have been an almost impossible task for me. Uou were outstanding throughout the process, guiding and advising superbly. I am really pleased with what you have produced for me. Initial feedback from some of the HR people I have shown it to has been very positive.”
Richard, ex-Royal Marines

“I’ve greatly appreciated your services on many levels. Not only have you helped with preparing the CV and LinkedIn profile, but your structured approach and conversations have ensured that I start the job search and interview process with the right approach and mindset.”
Naser, Portfolio Manager

“Thank you very much for the CV. I’m very happy with the way it was written and I’m very confident it will help me get the job I want.”
Corina, Communications Manager

“I have just been hired by Deloitte as a Senior Manager. Very excited to be joining the Big 4! I am very happy with this result as it not only lands me back in my home city, but at a very exciting and economically promising time, with one of Canada’s top employers!  I couldn’t ask for more. I wanted to thank you as I firmly believe I could not have landed this role entirely on my own. I know my CV played a BIG role in my getting this job. Thanks again!!”
Michael, Senior Manager, Deloitte

“My new CV looks amazing!! Many thanks, this has been a wonderful service and has helped lift my confidence knowing my CV is the best it possibly can be.”
Cora, CFO

“I am very happy with the CV and highly impressed by how it is written and the fact that it fits one page! Thanks for that.”
Jo, Graduate

“I’m glad to let you know that I got a job a few weeks after I got my CV reviewed by your team, and I’m sure that your help was very important to achieve such a task (looking for a job in the UK from Spain) in such a few days. I’m now working in London and very pleased for the change.”
Alejandro, Software Analyst

“The help and advice I received in updating my CV was brilliant. My CV now looks professional and I have gained at least 3 interviews from this and a job offer. I didn’t end up taking the new role though, as I have been promoted at my current company! I will definitely approach City CV for future help and advice as I found it very beneficial.”
Nerys, Buyer, Debenhams

“I was invited for an interview just a few weeks after I got my CV done by City CV and now I have been hired as a Project Coordinator. The help and advice I received was brilliant. Thank you for all your help and assistance. I am sure I will be referring many people to you. Once again thank you.”
Maria, Design Engineer

“Thank you for all of your support with revamping my CV. Your help was invaluable not only in delivering a great CV but in helping me to think about my own achievements and giving me extra confidence. I am delighted to say I got the job.”
Julie, Project Manager

“Thank you very VERY much for such a fantastically impressive letter. It is a pleasure to read. It has an excellent writing style which catches the eye, reads with an easy flow, yet keeps positive tension and curiosity.”
I.C., Banking Graduate

“The City CV team did a great job of my CV. I’ve just started my job as a Director in Operational Risk, a lot of credit to the City CV team as I now have exactly the role I want.”
Simon, Senior IT and Risk

“I always thought my CV and interview technique were quite good, but after City CV totally revamped them I realised I was definitely in need of some changes. We did coaching sessions on everything from the competency interview to the group exercises and numerical and technical skills. I felt so prepared on my interview day that I actually really enjoyed it rather than feeling nervous and stressed like I normally do. To top it off I received an offer for the job and the interviewer remarked what a professional CV I had compared to many he had seen.”
Sophie, Graduate, Deutsche Bank

“Thank you for all your assistance and patience in helping me on my search for a new job. From the tailoring of the CV to the interview training, you were thorough and honest. Without it, I wouldn’t have been as prepared or as confident as I was. I got the job and a 50% pay increase to boot! Thank you, I couldn’t have got this job without you.”
Katharin, Consultant, ARM

“A combination of the CV and interview advice not only successfully landed my desired position but came with a significantly higher salary than originally expected.”
Stuart, Commercial Consultant, Gardiner and Theobald

“City CV offer a highly bespoke service of coaching and CV writing. However, it was the sincerity that gave me the extra boost in confidence, which made the difference and helped me to secure my dream job. Thank you.”
Charlene, Event Manager

“In just a couple of phone conversations my writer was able to extract enough information to create a fantastic CV from scratch. This for a career spanning 10+ years is no small feat! Extremely helpful with a high quality product. I would highly recommend City CV.”
SVP, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

“I went to City CV for help after being rejected at the interview stages of 3-4 different graduate jobs. After just two sessions, not only was I much better prepared to answer competency questions but my confidence had been restored. On the day of the interview every question asked by the interviewer we had covered the previous day and I found out two hours later that I had successfully got the job! I would recommend City CV to any of my friends!”
Tom, Broker, Marsh

“First glance – WOW! The CV is great. I’d hire me!! Very impressed.”
Fran, CEO

“I have just received a call from Morgan Stanley offering me a place on their Operations Summer Internship! I am so happy and would be forever thankful to you for doing the practice interview with me and for all your helpful tips!”
Desislava, Graduate, Morgan Stanley

“I have done very well with my search for a job. I have recently been offered a place as a graduate trainee for Ernst and Young  Assurance, which I have accepted. I can’t wait to start. It was only my second interview and my first assessment centre. Whilst they were challenging, I felt confident going in and they said it showed. Thank you for all the help you gave me, it was invaluable.”
James, Audit, Ernst and Young

“I have no hesitation in recommending City CV unreservedly. Their work to develop my CV and covering letter was dynamic, innovative and possessed the rare gift of appreciating the human factors, enabling my CV to stand out amongst the crowd. City CV’s work ethic is uncompromising – they met every deadline and drilled down into the detail necessary to understand the target audience for the CV. Throughout, their interaction with me as a customer was very polite and efficient but never rushed: they took the time to understand my skills, experience and qualities and then intuitively matched those to the job I was seeking. The fact that I have now accepted the offer of this job, despite significant competition, is directly attributable to City CV’s work.”
Andrew, Former Captain of the British Army

“I would like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful work you have done for me. You made me see my personal experience, both professional and academic, through a completely different angle. This gives me real hope and optimism that I will be able to successfully land my targeted job.”
George, Portfolio Analyst, major investment house

“I just wanted to let you know that I made it through Lazard’s three rounds and will be doing an internship there next summer. Thank you very much for your help! I felt it really helped and gave me a great deal of confidence in answering questions, especially at the final round with Managing Directors. I will be sure to recommend you to anybody looking for help with interviews!”
Jack, Graduate, Lazard

“It had been five years since I had applied for a job. City CV guided me through every stage of the daunting task, starting with putting my CV together – which did the trick as I was invited for an interview! I was then coached through the two stage interview process using a variety of techniques which we practised until I was confident. It paid off as I was offered the job. Highly recommended.”
Lisa, Marketing Manager, IT Company

“Got to say, I am astounded at how good it is. You are worth every golden penny. Thanks very much – I am sure I’ll be referring many people to you.”
Charles, Property Finance

“Wow what a morning. The interviewer said that my CV went straight to the top of the pile and they had to meet me. They said that my CV was amazing – exactly what they were looking for – and that the layout and information was superb. I am stoked. I knew I didn’t have a great CV before but now I have one that has people complimenting me left, right and centre. I am totally indebted to you.”
Lydia, Project Manager, Royal Bank of Canada

“YES – you’re a genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My love for City CV is SO big right now!”
Mike, Ernst and Young

“Thank you for all your help with my CV and for the personal support you have given me throughout the process. I now have more confidence in myself and am really proud of my CV. I sent my old CV out 120 times and didn’t get one interview; I was completely disheartened and didn’t believe I would ever get a job. Within one month of sending out my new CV, I have had 8 firms interested in me and have just accepted a job offer with a professional services firm in central London. Everyone loves my new CV and I am delighted. I couldn’t have done this without your help. Thank you.”
Hannah, Accountant

“Thanks City CV – look at this email I just got from my new boss! “I would like to say, firstly, that I am extremely impressed with both your CV and your professional history. I have also experienced your tenacity and attention to detail at first hand – both very admirable qualities in my book!” Needless to say I got the job!”
Julie, HR Consultant, Finance House

“I have fantastic news. After a gruelling process which included a further round of interviews following on from the assessment centre, I have been successful. I would like to take this opportunity to thank City CV and all of you individually for your support which has undoubtedly played a part in this success. There is no doubt in my mind that Libby’s work on my CV played an integral role in my application successfully passing the initial screening stage and that interview support and guidance from Tony assisted in successfully mastering my approach to competency and motivational questions as well my overall presentation and demeanour in the interview room. I shall be advocating City CV’s services to my network and you will certainly be my first port of call for whenever I may require these services in the future.”
David, Barcap

“After a CV revamp with City CV I actually got offered two jobs interviews within the space of a week. Looking back at my old CV I am amazed at how drab and boring it looks!”
Stuart, Regional Manager

“I used City CV when applying for a six-figure Senior Marketing Manager position within a global company. Having transformed my CV and letter of application, City CV then took me through some fairly rigorous interview practice before both first and second interviews. Many of the questions they prepped me for actually came up and I knew exactly what they wanted to hear. I could not have been better prepared – I landed the job, increased my earnings by 30k per annum and took my career to another level.”
Andrew, Managing Director

“I can’t thank you enough for turning my fortunes around. I got the job! Who would have thought I would make the transition to corporate London life so easily. I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you again for the brilliant job you did on reworking my CV and for all the great interview practice you gave me. I owe you a drink.”
Caroline, Product Designer

“I have some good news – I received a full time offer from XXX (renowned global investment bank) and will be starting there at the end of June. I’m very much looking forward to it. Your coaching was very helpful. Every single interview I did was successful. That is, I progressed to the next stage or received an offer. I very much appreciate your advice, because I walked in completely prepared.”
Michael, Graduate, Investment Banking

“City CV provided invaluable and totally objective advice with regards to my career progression. Their wealth of experience and diplomatic approach means that the service is truly consultative and collaborative. They took time to understand my aspirations and tailored their advice accordingly, plus they were always on hand to offer ongoing support. City CV made the process of securing a new and exciting role extremely painless and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending or using their services going forward. Since engaging City CV, I have received multiple job offers, a relocation to Asia and a massive pay-rise. I have already recommended City CV to several friends.”
George, Practice Director, Singapore

“I am very pleased with the way City CV has designed my CV and the content of it is excellent. Since 12.30pm I have had 3 telephone calls from recruitment agencies. Thank you so much for the great work that you have done.”
Amita, Sales Manager

“Thanks for sending across the first draft of the CV. I totally agree, the results are fantastic – the CV is now very ‘streamlined’, is a lot more focused and highlights the results/achievements much more succinctly. I can’t believe I didn’t highlight them properly in my version of the CV! Thank you.”
T.H., CEO / Management Consultant

“I was very pleased with both your service as well as the final result. Actually, I got the first (and only) job I applied for, in FX Sales at Credit Agricole.”
S.H., Analyst

“Many thanks for the work done on my CV which I genuinely appreciate, and have been very impressed by the quality of the work and the service.”
Qasim, Vice-President, Credit Derivatives

“Many thanks, I am extremely satisfied.  Actually, I may well be smug, this looks fantastic!”
Ben, Economic Research

“I really must thank City CV for the outstanding job in giving my CV a completely new life! Your efforts, competence, profound knowledge of the financial markets – its activities and products – were very helpful in the shaping of a targeted, effective CV, which is just lovely to read! Totally appreciated.”
Tomaso, Senior Consultant

“City CV’s approach is pragmatic, specific and practical in what they do and how they help. They provides excellent value that does not cost an arm and a leg. Most important perhaps – City CV care about what they do and about the people they are helping. Because of these qualities, I have no hesitation recommending City CV as an excellent partner in one’s search for one’s next career move.”
Vadim, Business Development Director, Technology

“I am genuinely so impressed with what you have put together and in particular with your professionalism and engagement. I really have enjoyed working with you and will be recommending you to anyone I come across that needs a CV. I have no doubt that I’ll come back to you in the future when needed. It’s very easy to see why you’re as successful as you are.”
James, Sales Manager, PWM, top tier bank

“Many, many thanks! Your help, advice, wisdom, coaching and willingness to keep helping me has really impressed me, and I am truly grateful. This is a fantastic CV and a HUGE improvement over the one I had. I have showed this new version to a few friends and they all agree it looks great and is a massive improvement. I also needed some help to understand the ways of the British as things back in California, etc. are a bit more wild, creative and colourful on the CV front I think! When in Rome… Thanks again, you have really helped me immensely. I am very, very pleased.”
Toby, Senior Programme Manager

“In my humble opinion the CV looks really amazing, thank you so much.”
Jitesh, Project Manager

“Thanks for all your help, the CV is superb.”
Ben, Global Middle Office Manager

“After long hours of stressing over the content and structure of my CV, I was referred to City CV by another satisfied client. Following a detailed telephone interview to discuss my background, present circumstances and career progression, my writer was able to put together a CV that showcased my professional and work achievements to date and clearly summarised the value I’m able to bring to prospective employers. I feel far more confident about my future prospects.”
Ben, Back Office, Barclays Capital

“I can only recommend City CV. The difference between my last CV with which I was able to get a job at a tier 1 investment bank and the one created by City CV is amazing. I was really stunned when I saw the final product. The whole work procedure was very effective and has really impressed me.”
Analyst, PWM, US bulge bracket investment bank

“After 15 years of tacking things on to the end of my old CV it was time for a complete overhaul. Every time I started I had a mental block and just stared at the flashing cursor. City CV focused me on what was relevant. I now have a CV I am proud of. I quickly secured five interviews, accepted a new role and a 30% pay increase! The turnaround time was quick and the quality tip-top. Thanks City CV.”
Darrell CTO /Technical Director

“Many thanks for all your help! My CV is unrecognisable (in a good way!) Really appreciate your time and effort!”
E.T., Finance Professional

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