In the UK, curriculum vitae / CV / resume are all different names for the same thing. A CV / resume is a marketing document which will be your first point of contact with a prospective new employer. It is essential to demonstrate your transferable skills and competencies in a concise, easy to understand format so that you give a good first impression.
A professionally written CV
The right CV / resume can make a dramatic difference to your future career prospects so it is well worth making the investment to have it professionally written. The CV Consultancy provides a unique level of in-depth consultancy, making sure that the resulting CV / Resume is of the highest possible standard.
Get an expert opinion
We provide a free of charge assessment service so that you can find out what changes we would suggest to your existing CV. This will give you the opportunity to evaluate the quality of our advice before you consider employing our Professional CV writing service.
Just as all people are different, so all CV / resumes will be different
It is obvious that the CV / resume for an actress will need to be presented in a very different way from that of a nurse. The level at which you are working will also make a difference, so a graduate CV will not be the same as that of a Senior Executive. This is why CV writing software simply cannot give a satisfactory result.
A CV is not an autobiography
The reason most people find it difficult to write their own CV is because it is so hard to be objective. They usually end up writing the CV in an autobiographical format without taking into account the fact that it is actually a marketing document. Your CV needs to demonstrate to a prospective employer exactly what you have to offer and why they should choose you rather than any of the other candidates.
Don’t try too hard
Your CV needs to be ‘cool, confident and present a professional image. This cannot be done by making exaggerated claims. A CV needs to be presented in a format which enables you to demonstrate your skills, achievements and career progression. A prospective employer should be able to see clearly what you have to offer and make up their own minds about your potential value to their organisation.
What style is appropriate
There are no hard and fast rules about how you should format your CV. However, you should not lose sight of what you are aiming to do, which is to ‘sell’ your skills to somebody who usually has no prior knowledge of you. It is usually wise to stick to a conventional style for your CV / resume as this will be what the employer is expecting and it will make it easier for them to understand the information you are giving.
Our CVs are tailor-made to your requirements
Before starting work on your CV, Gwyneth will advise you the best format and why that will be most suitable for you. As always, you will have the opportunity for discussion and feedback before the decision is taken. Every CV that we write is different and takes into account many factors, including the type of work you do and the level your career has reached.
Gwyneth is one of LinkedIn’s top recommended people. She is a trend-setter in CV writing, who uses modern formatting to make sure that all the CVs she writes project exactly the right image. Her reputation has been built by combining total professionalism with a personal, consultative approach.