CV Writing

Why pay someone to write your CV?

The answer is that you don’t have to. There are hundreds books available on the “Write a Winning CV’ theme that are available and many recruitment company websites have a ‘How to Write Your CV’ section. Many magazines often publish articles on the subject and most educational establishments have career departments that have leaflets on CV writing advice.

So why pay someone to do it for you?

If you have the time to read the books, leaflets, websites and articles, distill all the advice and thousands of different formats into a style that fits your own unique situation then by all means write your own CV. It’s not rocket science, it’s just one of those things that the vast majority of ordinary human beings only do at the last minute and when they feel they absolutely have to. In my experience most people spend less time on thinking about their career in a typical week than they do about what they are going to have for dinner.

A well written CV is often your first contact with a potential employer. It is a marketing document that introduces you to a company. If it doesn’t make an impact you won’t get a second chance. A great CV won’t guarantee you an interview, but a bad one will mean that your chances of progressing will be severely diminished. You are a unique individual; don’t you want to stand out from the crowd?

So what do I get for my money?

You get a well written CV by someone who has met you, talked to you about your experiences and skills and what you want to do with your career. You get ongoing career advice; help with interview techniques, covering letters and salary negotiations. You get your own personal career adviser for as long as you need him. You use specialists to plan your investments, your insurance, fix your car and your house so why not get a specialist to help manage your career?

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Laurence@selhurst.co.za or call 082 929 8750

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