Should you pay someone to write your CV? – CV Nation

Should you pay someone to write your CV?

Posted by Phillip Jewell on

Here at CV Nation, we believe an effective CV is the ticket to securing the position you want. It’s the key that opens the door. But is it really necessary to pay someone to write your CV? Here, we list five key advantages to enlisting the services of a professional to write your CV.

Five Key Benefits

  1. A Marketing Document That Works

Your CV has one purpose: to sell you. If your CV looks a bit like a long list of what you’ve done, it’s probably not an effective marketing document. A genuine CV writing professional will know how to exploit your skills, achievements and experiences in order to convince recruiters to get in touch with you. A professional writer will also know how to do this without making you sound like a big headed jerk. With an engaging marketing document, you will rise above the competition and take a big step towards securing your ideal position.

  1. Industry Experts

An expert CV writer will have a sound knowledge of a wide range of industries. CV Nation’s CV writers are recruitment and HR professionals with experience in various spheres such as finance, logistics, procurement, engineering and sales. This knowledge and experience means we can tailor your CV to your industry. Furthermore, as industry experts, we have a strong understanding of what your potential employers are looking for.

  1. Professionalism

One of key problems we see with our clients’ existing CVs is a lack of professionalism. This is usually as a result of poor formatting and structuring.

When you have a CV that is professionally and consistently formatted and visually attractive, you can be sure to expect much more success in job applications. Why is this? Well, imagine turning up to a job interview in joggers and scruffy trainers. The interview probably wouldn’t go well. The same goes for an unprofessional CV landing on a hiring manager’s desk. It creates a bad first impression. Considering the fact that recruiters often spend as little as six seconds looking at CVs, professionalism is one of the most important parts to get right.

  1. High-Quality Writing

You don’t need to be Charles Dickens to write an effective CV, but professional, high-quality writing is a must. You’re not looking for creative writing, but a more corporate style. You want engaging, crisp snippets of information which detail how you can add value. Many people simply aren’t good at this kind of writing. Employing the services of a professional ensures you come across as the kind of candidate recruiters want to employ.

  1. Compatible With Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

If you’ve ever received an instant automated rejection after applying for a role, there’s a good chance your CV didn’t pass through the recruiter’s ATS, a form of software used to filter applicants’ CVs. A professionally-written CV should be rich in keywords and created in line with ATS requirements, ensuring you clear the first hurdle.

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