It’s a valid question indeed, for wouldn’t you in fact be the best person to describe yourself and your career? Maybe; so why choose a professional CV writer? Instead of waxing lyrical about why you should entrust one, we thought we would share the reasons why some of our clients decided to use a professional CV writing service.

Structure

Most professionals can no doubt do a good job of writing their own CV, however, where they often stumble is on how to structure one. Most of us dust off our CVs once every few years and don’t have the expert knowledge on the latest formats, layout, applicant tracking systems or content requirements.

Separating the wheat from the chaff

Time and time again our clients tell us how revealing the in-depth consultations we have with them are, in helping pinpoint key achievements and skills required for specific sectors and roles. It’s often difficult to step back and look objectively at your career, simply because you’re so involved. That’s one of the most important things a good professional CV writer will be able to do; assess objectively on what’s important and relevant, while cutting out unnecessary information and details.

In an increasingly complex hiring environment where an initial CV screen takes no more than a few seconds, it’s vital to make the most relevant points both short and sharp!

How to get the best results?

It’s a collaborative process, which involves time and effort on both sides. Think about your achievements, your objectives, your value and strengths. The more information you can give your CV writer, the better the outcome.

So, how do you choose a professional writing service?

A simple Google search will reveal page after page of writers and services, so how do you pick one? Always do your research; a combination of industry relevant experience and expertise is key. Testimonials and personal recommendations are another way to ensure that you make the best choice.

To sum up

A good professional CV writer will always take the time to understand your achievements and accomplishments. Also look for a mix of industry specific expertise, excellent writing skills and testimonials.

Speaking of personal recommendations and testimonials, do take a look at some of our clients’ success stories and if you think we could be a good match, here’s a bit more on our team. To have a chat about your CV, call us on +44 20 7100 6656 or email enquiries@citycv.co.uk. Our team of CV writers and interview coaches is led by award winning recruitment industry veteran Victoria McLean, and between them they have over 100 years of experience across all sectors and roles, ranging from graduates to senior executives.

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