CV/Resume Templates - Just Say No!

  | James Innes

For most people, the thought of writing themselves a new CV can be a very daunting one, especially in such a competitive job market.  So it is becoming increasingly common to turn to the Internet as a source of help.  You may think that, because it is your career and your qualifications that you are going to be including in the CV, then you are the best person to write it.  So all you need are some professional looking CV templates into which you can just drop your personal information and – problem solved!  Or so you might think…

Half a Million CV & Resume Templates
If you search on Google for "CV Templates", you will get back close to half a million results, many of which offer “free CV formats” or “free CV templates”, etc. that you can download instantly – and for nothing!  Just like that!  Or other sites may charge you a small fee to access their templates.  Then, armed with your new templates, and the information you already know about yourself, you are ready to go and write that winning CV for yourself.  Easy!  Or is it…?

Do You Want an Unprofessional CV or a Professional CV?
When checking out the websites offering these CV/resume templates, samples or formats, it is important to consider whether or not they are the best people to be offering you this sort of advice.  Even recruitment consultants often turn out poor quality ones.  (Indeed, we work with many recruitment agencies to help them improve their standards on this front.)  Professional CV writing is a very specialist skill and one that The CV Centre excels in.  We are the market leaders.  So how does downloading CV templates and writing your own CV compare with what The CV Centre can offer you?

The CV Centre provides a wide range of professional writing services that are backed up by:

  • Our unparalleled reputation as the UK's most popular CV consultancy
  • A team of highly skilled and highly trained multi-disciplinary CV writers
  • Many years experience within our sector and within related sectors
  • In-depth knowledge of the recruitment process for everybody from graduates to senior executives
  • Guarantees that most of our competitors find very hard to match
  • A very long list of testimonials from highly satisfied customers!

So, the CV/resume writing services offered by The CV Centre may not be free but they are undoubtedly a considerably better option than getting your hands on some CV and resume templates and trying to write one yourself.  A top quality, high impact CV that achieves the desired result takes a lot more than just some fancy templates.  When it comes to your career and your future do you really want to cut corners in this fashion?

A variety of people instead decide to use professionals like ourselves, and for a number of different reasons, from newly-qualified individuals looking to start promising careers to those wanting a change of career and individuals taking a step up in their careers.  They all have one thing in common – a desire to succeed and the determination to do what is necessary to achieve that success.

Do You Really Know What A Potential Employer Is Looking For?
Although you are indeed the person who has acquired all the knowledge and experience that you now have and need to include, are you necessarily the best person to actually write about it?  If you have spent the last ten years working as a project manager or a nurse, you will doubtless have a wealth of information at your fingertips that you are keen to relay to potential employers.  However, the skills required to be an outstanding project manager or nurse are very different to the skills required to write an outstanding CV.  You may consequently find that, when it comes to putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, you struggle to present your skills and experience effectively – to really do yourself justice.  Too many people sell themselves short and limit their career potential as a direct result.

The CV Centre
The CV Centre employs a team of CV writers with a broad range of experience acquired in HR and recruitment across a variety of industries and sectors.  In addition, they will each have passed a rigorous training programme to ensure that they possess the creative writing and design skills required to produce CVs of the highest possible quality.

Your CV will be assigned to a consultant with prior knowledge of your specific industry sector and they will use this experience to ensure that your CV is produced in such a way as to ensure that it attracts a recruiter’s attention. 

Your consultant will use their experience to ensure that only the most relevant and important information is included – and that this information is presented as effectively as it possibly can be.  Remember – potential employers may have to sift through many hundreds of CVs in response to each advertisement they place, so your CV has to be concise, easy-to-read and aesthetically pleasing.  Your consultant will know exactly what information they need to include on the CV and whereabouts within the document it is best placed.  They won’t be limited by rigid templates.  Everybody is different – and conforming to fixed templates will restrict your ability to really sell yourself.

Our Pricing
Yes, cost is undoubtedly a consideration when deciding how best to produce your CV or resume.  Nobody is going to voluntarily pay for a service if they think that they can get the same service for free somewhere else. That is why we at The CV Centre make it clear to our clients that our service is not the same as you can get elsewhere.  We don’t just ‘type up’ your details and fit them into a generic template.  Preparing a truly professional document is a lot more complex than that.

We pride ourselves on being at the very top of our field and yet, due to our market-leading position, we are nevertheless able to keep our prices extremely competitive.  Indeed, some of the companies that sell templates charge almost as much as we charge to do the whole job!

Our fees are a small investment in your future but one that is very sure to pay dividends. They’re a tiny percentage of the future salary you are aiming for and our assistance will give you the very best chance of making sure you do actually get the job you want – the job you deserve.

Our Guarantees
We are so confident in the quality of our service that we offer guarantees most of our competition simply aren’t able to!

Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: If you're not 100% happy, we will revise your CV until you are. Simple as that. Customer service is our top priority - always has been and always will be.

Our 100% Money-Back Guarantee: If, for any reason whatsoever, you decide you just don't want to take your order any further then we'll simply cancel it immediately and refund your money accordingly. No questions asked.

Our Reputation
As the world's most popular CV & resume writing company, The CV Centre has, over the years, featured in most of the national newspapers as well as numerous magazines and, in addition to regular participation in a variety of recruitment fairs as guest speakers, etc. we have also been the subject of a variety of television and radio broadcasts. However, we feel that it is what our clients have to say about us that matters the most. The testimonials and customer feedback on our website amply demonstrate our commitment to our philosophy of 100% customer satisfaction.


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