What is "a CV" or "Curriculum Vitae"?

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Curriculum Vitae - A CV Centre Guide

A CV - What is "a CV" or "Curiculum Vitae"? 

Well, for a start, it's actually a "Curriculum Vitae". "Curiculum Vitae" is just a very common mis-spelling.

The simplest dictionary definition says a CV (or 'Curriculum Vitae') is "a summary of your academic and work history". Well, that's basically true, but we see a Curriculum Vitae (commonly abbreviated to 'CV') as more of a personal marketing tool or sales brochure if you will, one which should be very carefully written, crafted and presented to ensure you have the best possible chance of getting the job you want and deserve. Getting it right means the difference between getting your foot in the door for an interview, or ending up in the 'no thank you' pile - also known as the bin!

How do you create a CV?

It takes time, patience and skill to properly craft a CV that will get you noticed.

CV Layout
CV layout is undoubtedly a controversial matter - part art, part science. If you ask any two people their idea of the perfect CV and the perfect layout, you are likely to get two different and rather subjective responses. However, there are a number of 'do's, 'don't's and common pitfalls, which most recruitment professionals would agree on. We take these all carefully into account when preparing your CV, giving you the best possible chance of surviving the 'CV cull'!


Why use a professional CV service to create a CV? - What is a "Good CV"?
With hundreds of CVs to plough through, an employer won't initially spend more than about 30 seconds looking at any individual CV. The way we create a CV, and our expertise, lies in knowing what to put in, what to leave out, and what kind of a spin to put on your CV. This is to ensure that yours will stand right out from the crowd - to give you the very best chance of getting the job you deserve. There really is no substitute for taking advantage of in-depth professional experience and expertise. Our talent is to help you sell yours; as The UK's most popular CV consultancy we handle all professions at all levels, from actors to zoologists and from apprentices to senior executives. It really doesn't pay to cut corners when it comes to your career and your livelihood.

Why choose us to create a CV?

Don't be tempted to do it yourself - there really is no substitute for taking advantage of in-depth professional experience. We all know the advantages of a properly written and well-presented CV.
The CV Centre® is the UK's most popular CV service and we're also the most competitively priced. The advantages of a properly written and well-presented CV are obvious. Our talent is to create a CV that will help you to market yourself as effectively as possible, and our CV service is supported by both our 100% Money-Back Guarantee and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee in addition to numerous outstanding Testimonials from delighted clients. 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. And, if you're still not happy, we'll simply cancel your order immediately and refund your money accordingly.

Other Services:
Besides CV writing itself, we offer a range of related services you may wish to consider:
- Cover Letters
- Your CV on a USB Memory Stick
- CV Distribution
- Application Forms
- Books
- Optional Express Services
- Dispatch Options

Initially, a CV is often all a recruiter has to base their decision on. It is clearly of the utmost importance to make a powerful and professional first impression on them. Whatever your career aspirations - whether you're just starting out after university or if you're looking to move from one Directorship to the next - as the UK's most popular CV writing service we are confident that we can help you land the job you deserve.


"I got a professional result and great service working with James Innes Group. I warmly recommend working with them and already have recommended them to friends of mine." - Noam 2017

"Used the Cv and Application From Service. My writer created an excellent CV and brilliant application form she always kept my deadline in mind. I'm completely happy with the end result :)" - Victoria 2017

"Absolutely Stellar Service. I was on a tight deadline and James delivered. He quickly assessed how I had been presenting my professional experiences and recommended a compelling path forward. I would recommend James without reservation." - Joe 2017



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