Our Best Professional CV Writer Reviews from 2019
How to Choose a Professional CV Writing Service
We’re aware that there are many low-quality CV writing services in operation. We have worked with multiple clients who have tried these services, only to end up wasting time and money.
Because we frequently get calls from clients who – having been let down by others in the industry – are sceptical to try again, we wanted to summarise what you should look for in a quality service.
There are many benefits to working with a CV writer.
However, CV writing is just like any other industry: you’ll inevitably come across some bad apples.
Just as you’ll find highly competent accountants, lawyers, dentists or personal trainers, you’ll find others who are simply in it for the money and don’t deliver a quality service.
When selecting a CV writer, be sure to conduct your research! It’s not that difficult to set up a website and call yourself a CV writer.
As you browse website of professional CV writing services, you should consider the following:
1) How much do CV writers charge?
Pricing for CV writing can vary quite dramatically. You’ll find services that charge anywhere from £100 (or less) to over £1,000.
CV writing can be a sizable investment, but you generally get what you pay for.
We know that one large firm that charges in the £100 range for a CV, for example, outsources work abroad to non-native English speakers. We have received multiple job applications from their writers that we turned down.
As we explain in this article on what it's like to work with us, we put a significant amount of time into understanding your background and crafting your document.
The work put into your project is equivalent to at least a full working day, consisting of:
- reviewing your initial documents
- a one-on-one phone consultation
- outside research
- a follow-up call (if needed)
Companies charging in the £100 range frequently cut corners via outsourcing, automation or rushing through your document in order to remain profitable.
2) Is the company qualified?
At a bare minimum, the company you choose to hire should be a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.
PARW/CC is the leading global association for the CV writing industry, and its members need to pass a thorough exam to ensure they understand and apply industry best practices.
CV Pilots is the only London-based CV writing company to hold membership in the association.
3) What do the company’s reviews say?
Before investing in a CV writing service, you should read through the company’s reviews and testimonials.
What have previous clients said about the service they received?
While trustworthy CV writers shouldn’t guarantee results (as there are so many factors out of our control that come into play), how do previous clients generally fare with their documents?
Here’s a small sample of the results we have been able to achieve for our clients, as shared via unsolicited emails:
I wanted to personally thank you for your service.
I wouldn’t say I was the easiest of customers... but you have been brilliant. Always prompt, and the CV and profile look a world away from where they were. I can’t thank you enough.
I will always recommend you moving forward.
- Director, Cybersecurity
You did a great job, and I would be happy to serve as a reference. Thanks again for all your help.
- Chief Scientific Officer, Biotechnology
I received a lot of interviews for many different hospitals, which led to multiple job offers afterwards. I decided to accept the offer at (redacted) hospital... they only made offers to less than 2% off all the applicants that do apply. I really appreciate your help!
- Manager, Hospital Administration
You were such a help with all the applications. I got one of the jobs I was applying for!! Thank you so much again.
- Law Student
At first glance, the CV and cover letter are excellent! I'm very impressed. You clearly are an expert at what you do.
- Head of Customer Experience, eCommerce
Everything looks great! I really appreciate your work here. I've already gotten 3 interviews.
- Senior Manager, Digital Marketing
Thank you once again for the CV - I got my first job soon after you created it. I am really enjoying it!
- Pilot, Medical Transportation
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