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    • paulfoel
    • By paulfoel 10th May 11, 8:12 PM
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    paulfoel
    CV writing services - Any good?
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    • 10th May 11, 8:12 PM
    CV writing services - Any good? 10th May 11 at 8:12 PM
    Some seem cheap and some expensive but there are so many...

    Is it even worth bothering? If so, which one?
    Cymru am Byth !!!
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    • GraemeJordanCV
    • By GraemeJordanCV 3rd Sep 16, 4:27 PM
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    The higher the salary of the job applied for, the less effective CV writing services are. Think about that for a moment, and you will realise.
    Originally posted by makeyourdaddyproud
    Can I ask where this 'statistic' came from?

    My experience is the total opposite: The more senior someone is, the faster I can get them an interview. The more specialist someone's experience, the faster I can get them an interview.

    But anyone can get themselves interviews by picking the right jobs and tailoring what they send.
    • DaveVer
    • By DaveVer 23rd Sep 16, 3:23 PM
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    Hi MDave1. I thiks its really great you are offering to do this. I have sent you a DM, please look out for it.

    I am early retired Associate Manager, part of the Operations Recruitment team of a large American bank in London. I have seen 1000's of CV's and interviewed 100's of job seekers.
    Please note 99% of CV's are discarded after a few seconds scan, too long, too short, to flowery language, not specific to the role, too much business speak and so the list goes on and on.
    I am not offering to write CV's because the job seeker or candidate has to be 100% confident to answer related questions. What I am happy to offer free of charge – dependent on the level of interest - is to work with people on their CV’s and maybe give some guidance on the interview process.
    • xapprenticex
    • By xapprenticex 10th Dec 16, 3:26 PM
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    you will get a copy and paste response. dont believe me? send two cv's from different emails with different names, check the responses.. they will match.
    • Bogalot
    • By Bogalot 10th Dec 16, 3:35 PM
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    Originally posted by apurvakenny
    I hear they do a tasty line in SPAM too.
    • AshleyBurf
    • By AshleyBurf 11th Dec 16, 8:22 PM
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    Some seem cheap and some expensive but there are so many...

    Is it even worth bothering? If so, which one?
    Originally posted by paulfoel
    I am looking for a new job at the moment and thinking about this because my writing skills kinda suck. It's a wonder why they didn't teach us how to write a CV at school? Were you taught? I wasn't! I

    I checked out some of the cv writing services, it seems that there is a lot. There is a site, cvservicesreview.co.uk which has reviewed a few of the top ones.

    Looking at that site, it seems that there are a couple of cv services that offer money back guarantees when they write it for you. Also, some will do free CV reviews for you. I guess that is pretty good, I will try it and write back.

    Good luck anyone on their job search!
    Love is the answer
    • Andrew Ryan 89
    • By Andrew Ryan 89 11th Dec 16, 8:57 PM
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    It depends on what level job you are looking for. My CV is based on a professionally written one my friend paid for and happily shared with me. We are both in roles paying between £40k-£50k.

    Chances are it is probably seeing if you can get hold of a CV from a similar industry and job level to what you are looking for before spending money on such a service.
    • saranam
    • By saranam 5th Jan 17, 11:19 AM
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    steer well clear of my perfect cv they are scam artists they don't tell you that you keep on paying for their cv indefinitely and seemingly impossible to stop their payments going out most people do'nt realise its happening for a week or often longer the only way to stop them is to make sure the bank are instructed to send no more payments, if any one has been successful in getting their money back then please post it here so i can let others know
    • xapprenticex
    • By xapprenticex 5th Jan 17, 7:53 PM
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    I think they are all scammers
    • jamesperrett
    • By jamesperrett 6th Jan 17, 1:45 PM
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    It's a wonder why they didn't teach us how to write a CV at school? Were you taught? I wasn't! I
    Originally posted by AshleyBurf
    While I wasn't taught about CV's at school, I remember writing a CV as part of a general studies module during my engineering HNC.

    However, the most helpful activity I've found is to be on the other side - sifting through CV's from job applicants. You very quickly get a feel for what is a good CV and what isn't.
    • mattcanary
    • By mattcanary 10th Jan 17, 6:47 PM
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    Hi MDave1. I thiks its really great you are offering to do this. I have sent you a DM, please look out for it.
    Originally posted by DaveVer
    It's a good job he's not offering to write people's CVs. The grammar in his post was poor.
    • rishi_modi
    • By rishi_modi 4th Mar 17, 7:16 PM
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    Yes Please
    How can we get in contact? It would be great to have some advice
    • yugioh55
    • By yugioh55 15th Mar 17, 1:15 PM
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    well..
    I thought I should have my cv written by a pro about 6 months ago and I was outrageous with service.
    They changed the meaning of the sentences, ignored important elements of my experience and they seem frustrated when asked for changes!
    Not a single interview after my cv was re-written.
    It was a waste of money.

    However, I know people who had their CV professionally written and got many interviews.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 7th Apr 17, 10:46 AM
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    go to fiver user onewd2wd for a professional cv service
    Originally posted by supermanAndy
    And that wouldnt be your own account there would it?
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • tykesi
    • By tykesi 7th Apr 17, 1:10 PM
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    Why would anybody in the UK want a CV written by someone who doesn't even have a decent grasp of English.

    Spam reported yet again.
    £2017 in 2017 - £4889.73
    • mahtabbd1
    • By mahtabbd1 29th Jun 17, 5:24 PM
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    which website did you use?
    • mattcanary
    • By mattcanary 30th Jun 17, 6:57 AM
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    While I wasn't taught about CV's at school, I remember writing a CV as part of a general studies module during my engineering HNC.

    However, the most helpful activity I've found is to be on the other side - sifting through CV's from job applicants. You very quickly get a feel for what is a good CV and what isn't.
    Originally posted by jamesperrett
    I certainly never learnt about writing CVs at school.
    Completed my A Levels back in 1994 though.
    • mac.d
    • By mac.d 2nd Aug 17, 12:46 PM
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    Is this whole thread just a spammers delight?
    • zeupater
    • By zeupater 2nd Aug 17, 1:13 PM
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    Is this whole thread just a spammers delight?
    Originally posted by mac.d
    Hi

    ... looks like a new spammer discovering that link privileges need to be earned ... random text copy/paste currently being used to build a post-count on the G&E board, probably before coming back and dropping a link in the highlighted text .... ... quite funny really, seeing posts in threads you've been following repeated, but totally out of context ..... ....

    Z
    "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit. " ...... Aristotle
    • SouthernTeeze
    • By SouthernTeeze 3rd Aug 17, 8:41 AM
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    I see so many CV's that read like a job description. Wrong. An employer wants to know about your work related achievements.

    Mirror the words that are used in the job ad/job description and evidence how you meet the competency. Because that is what the ATS software is going to do - search for those key words and weight your application based on how well matched you are to the spec.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 24th Aug 17, 8:29 AM
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    Originally posted by lucyraynott
    Lucy you do realise this is a UK based website ?
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
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