Career Testing
Career Testing
Career Testing
CVS / DEC. 31, 2013
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Should I Use a Professional CV Writing Agency?

Everyone knows writing your CV is a pain, it takes a lot of time and you have to get it perfect. Although many businesses are accepting unconventional CVs such as YouTube videos, Pinterest resumes and Facebook applications, other businesses remain devoted to the traditional resume. It usually depends on the type of company and role you are applying for.

If you are applying for a job with a traditional resume structure then you will need to adopt a number of techniques that will enable you to stand out from the crowd. Remember that recruiters spend an average of 20 seconds reviewing a resume to see if it matches their requirements, and if their instinct tells them you are not right for the position, your application will be immediately discarded. Most CVs don’t even make it as far as the recruiter these days, as they are scanned by software looking for certain keywords to make sure that they are even worth looking at.

Hiring a professional CV writing service

Even if you have great grammar and spelling, you may need help to stand out from the hundreds of other candidates’ CVs. One of the best ways to do this is to hire a professional CV writing agency. Professional CV writing services operate like this. First they ascertain your experience, skills and accomplishments. Then, they will need to understand the specific job vacancy that you are applying for in order to tailor your resume to the specific posting.

A professional CV writing service will have multiple formats to suit all kinds of positions. Usually these are tried and tested formats which have a high rate of success. Because they have a specific format it is extremely important that you supply the company with the right information so that they can build a superior CV for you.

The CVs are carefully worded, organized and designed to achieve the most impact. For example they will have all of the necessary keywords in the right places. They will also have it arranged so that it is pleasing to the eye of the recruiter. The CVs are designed to get passed the software and then have a big impact on the recruiter so that he will not discard it and is more likely to call you for an interview. One of the main developments with CV writing companies has been that they understand the filtering software which companies are using. Essentially they learned how to beat the keywords filters; something that can be extremely valuable to you as a job seeker eager to land your dream job.

Benefits of adopting the assistance of a professional agency

  • Stand out from the crowd
  • Get past CV filtering software
  • Reduce time spent tailoring your application
  • Achieve employment success
  • Enhance your earning potential

There are no real negatives apart from the fact that you will have to pay for the service. However if it manages to land you that dream job then do you really mind that much? It is not cheating. The fact that they know the tricks of the trade is not cheating it’s just learning how to beat the system. I mean how fair do you think it is when someone is using keyword filtering software or spending just 20 seconds looking at your CV?

If you are having problems finding a job or even getting replies from recruiters, then why not use a professional CV writing service? There is nothing wrong with it and the cost isn’t too high. If you have a great CV then you will stand out from the crowd. Remember it is a dog eat dog world out there at the moment and you have to do what is in your power in order to be noticed.

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