RESUME

Your resume is your prime MARKETING TOOL – IT MUST CREATE A POSITIVE FIRST IMPRESSION!

Take into account this: You’ve seen a job advertised that you are really interested in. You put together your resume and a cover letter and send it in ...whilst waiting for a response your dream job application... that you have already imagined is yours..... is sitting on a desk with many other (10-100) competing resumes... and the person processing the applications is briefly (10-30 seconds) sorting those ones that they believe require further analysis.... does your resume or CV do you justice  

Did it stand out?? …..Did it impress? ......Did it work? …..Did you get shortlisted?

Often this culminates in frustration of missing out ... even if when you were certain you were highly suited? …….maybe you did not even have a response!?

........chances are your paperwork (resume and/or cover letter) is not up to speed. A poorly written and constructed application will not succeed and can bring your career to a fast standstill!

Your resume is your prime MARKETING TOOL – IT MUST CREATE A POSITIVE IMPRESSION!

It needs to STAND OUT ........ be reader relevant, direct, distinctive and memorable.

Your resume is your ticket to an interview (when it meets the required standards!)

That's where we come in ...........WE CAN HELP!!

Resume writing

At Curriculum Vitae Services we are proud of the success our many clients have achieved over the years. We work very hard to ensure you receive the most effective professional and individual service possible.

Proper resume writing these days is a critical art which will make a difference to your job prospects  - and should not be entrusted to anyone but a professional writer, lets face it you only have to do it RIGHT the first time… So take Positive Action for your future NOW!

Consult our experienced and proven professional writers. ... Talk to us NOW!

We provide advice and writing service for clients at all levels:  Trades, Retail, Administrative, Professional, Executive and Managerial employees

Your resume is your ticket to an interview (If it meets the required standards!)

Many people don’t get as far as the interview stage because their resume does not meet the standards and expectations required by employment agencies or potential employers.



Different Types of Resume / CV

  • Chronological - outlining your career history in date order, normally beginning with the most recent items (reverse chronological) . This is the "conventional" approach and the easiest to prepare. It is detailed, comprehensive and biographical and usually works well for "traditional" students with a good all-round mixture of education and work experience. Mature students, however, may not benefit from this approach, which does emphasise your age, any career breaks and work experience which has little surface relevance to the posts you are applying for now. 

 

  • Skills -based: highly-focused CVs which relate your skills and abilities to a specific job or career area by highlighting these skills and your major achievements. The factual, chronological details of your education and work history are subordinate. These work well for mature graduates and for anybody whose degree subject and work experience is not directly relevant to their application. Skills-based CVs should be closely targeted to a specific job. 

 A survey of USA employers found that:

  1. 49 % preferred a traditional reverse chronological CV (all jobs listed in reverse chrological order including duties)
  2. 6% preferred a skills-based CV with skills related to the job highlighted
  3. 39% liked a combination of both the above styles
  4. 2% liked a portfolio with examples of completed projects
  5. 4% had no preference