About Us & FAQ
A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
Thank you for visiting CV Pilots!
I founded CV Pilots after studying business communication at Cornell University with leading professors in the field. Now based in London, I have been writing CVs and cover letters for executives, experienced professionals and recent graduates for over 10 years.
While working in corporate roles for global companies, I noticed that otherwise qualified candidates were frequently rejected from interview opportunities due to poorly written CVs.
I started CV Pilots with a view to establish a credible CV writing service that top executives could trust. By leveraging my writing background and corporate experience, I built a team that consistently delivers writing excellence, superior service and market expertise for our clients.
Our clients tend to be busy executives who either don’t have the time to prepare their documents or who are excellent at what they do but recognise that writing is not their strong suit.
We have successfully worked with CEOs and CFOs of leading global companies, a CTO of a global technology company, a COO of a transportation firm and a CSO of a SaaS company, to name a few.
I have lived and worked in the UK, US and Italy, and my global professional experience enables us to effectively work with international applicants and expats seeking UK-based roles.
To learn more about what to expect when working with us, I encourage you to:
- Schedule a call with me (it’s the best way to determine whether we will be a good fit)
- Read our client reviews
- View our CV samples
- Review our FAQs below
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0207 043 2684.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Everything we do at CV Pilots aligns with our core values:
- Writing excellence: All of our writers are highly experienced professionals who have been educated in Oxbridge and other top-tier universities. They leverage their extensive skills and market knowledge to craft your perfect CV.
- Superior service: Through our in-depth consultation process, we make a concerted effort to get to know you, understand your achievements and clearly articulate your value-add.
- Unflinching integrity: We will never compromise on matters of ethics or integrity.
Though we specialise in the executive market, we work with driven, successful applicants at all stages of their careers.
Our previous clients include finance and pharmaceutical CEOs, senior managers in top consultancy firms and recent graduates working for startups and global companies.
Whether you are looking to grow in your current industry or to switch sectors altogether, we will tailor your documents to best present your skills and achievements.
We have worked with clients across most sectors:
What differentiates CV Pilots from other CV writing services?
As a professional services firm, we take your reputation seriously. We are committed to delivering writing excellence and superior service while operating with unflinching integrity and discretion.
All of our consultants are strong writers and interviewers who have proven business experience.
By combining their writing and interviewing ability with their understanding of the corporate environment and expectations of executive recruiters, they consistently deliver well-written, polished documents.
As a result, recruitment firms we partner with trust us to prepare high-quality documents for their clients.
Why is your pricing higher than that of your competitors?
Our executive clients recognise that their CV serves as a personal marketing document and are willing to invest in a service that ensures they present themselves in the best possible light.
Simply put, our fees reflect the amount of time it takes to prepare a truly polished, professional CV and are comparable to what you could expect to pay a reputable consultant or professional services firm.
Between the initial consultation, background research and analysis, writing process and revisions, we typically spend 7-9 hours on a CV.
You'll also work one-on-one with your writer every step of the way (we don’t hire ghostwriters or outsource writing internationally, for example).
Our comprehensive approach results in achievement-driven documents that differentiate you from similar applicants. You can learn more about our writing process here.
How are you qualified to write your CV?
We are members of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches and apply industry best practices surrounding keyword optimisation, CV design and CV grammar and style to our work.
Our founder also personally reviews every resume we work on, so you can rest assured that our meticulous standards will be upheld at all times
What will my CV look like?
We design our documents to adhere to the highest professional standards and to align with how executive recruiters expect to see a CV presented.
We incorporate design elements that will make your messages visually inviting, maximise skim-value, and draw the reader’s attention to the most important information on the page.
We believe that the best approach to CV design is to let your experience speak for itself. Your CV should not give off the impression that you are trying too hard (or that a CV writer prepared it for you).
Because we find that they are not well received by recruiters in most professions, we do not produce documents with extensive colors, images or graphics. In addition, such elements aren’t always compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS).
You can view examples of what your documents will look like on our samples page.
Have you worked with clients in my industry before?
We have worked with C-suite executives across most sectors: you can read more about our sector-specific experience by clicking on the links to our industry-specific pages above.
Because CV writing principles and best practices are consistent across industries, we encourage you to select a CV writer primarily based on their writing skills and interviewing ability.
If you work in a particularly niche sector, we conduct outside research to fill in any gaps in industry knowledge.
Do you offer any guarantees?
Your CV is just one component of the job search process, and as a result, we cannot guarantee that you will receive interviews or job offers as a result of using our services.
No trustworthy CV writer can or should guarantee placement. Too many variables beyond our control—your fit for a particular role, quality of other applicants and interview results—can influence a hiring decision.
However, you can be confident that we will identify and highlight your strongest credentials, preparing documents that effectively communicate them to recruiters.
We also encourage you to read verified reviews on Trustpilot to get a better understanding of what to expect from our service and the results our clients have experienced.
For additional details regarding our guarantee and return policy, please see our Terms of Service.
What is your turnaround time?
Our standard turnaround time for your drafts is 7 business days once you provide all relevant information.
If you need a faster turnaround time, you have the option to add next-day or two-day rush service to your order:
Next-Day Rush Service
Our Next-Day Rush Service turnaround time for delivery of draft documents is 1 business day after you provide all relevant information and complete your consultation. You will also receive priority revisions.
If you are under a particularly tight timeline, please give us a call on +44 (0)207 043 2684 before placing your order.
Two-Day Express Service
Our Express Service turnaround time for delivery of draft documents is 2 business days after you provide all relevant information and complete your consultation. You will also receive priority revisions.
Is your service confidential?
Yes. We abide by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches' Code of Business Ethics and promise to serve you in good faith and to the best of our ability by:
• Keeping your personal information strictly confidential and never releasing it without your prior authorisation
• Delivering high-quality service and products within the time frame promised and providing honest advice at all times
• Monitoring and researching the latest CV writing, hiring and recruiting trends and applying them to our work
• Complying with all applicable laws that affect you and our business
• Providing you with services that will help you reach your career goals regardless of your race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, age, disability or level of income