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Superior Quality CVs, Proven Results

Established in 2000, our team of ten specialise in the highest quality CV, resume and LinkedIn profile writing for those at professional, management and executive-level in the UK, Europe, Middle East and worldwide. What really differentiates us is our experience at this level, the transparent proof of our success rate which you can verify for yourself on LinkedIn, and the high-profile publications/partners that recommend us. Click one of 'Our Areas of Expertise' above to see how our specialist knowledge can really elevate you from the rest.

Words are arguably the most powerful tools on the planet. The quality, originality and excellence of your CV content can not only influence others on the value you offer, but can ultimately make or break your next career move. We turn our clients' skill sets into persuasive, non-formulaic wording through our expert use of written English. Contact us today to give yourself the competitive edge.

The value we can add to your CV:

A polished, slick advantage to help you put your best foot forward. We create content that’s fresh and original, without clunky English or clichéd phrasing. Believe it or not, you may not be the best person to objectively select and prioritise your skills. Our services are driven by a strategic focus on your target role, with our in-house CV writers specialising in different levels, sectors and functions. We can also ensure that your LinkedIn profile is as equally polished and precise. They say you're known by the company you keep, so we hope our contributions to the likes of The Guardian and The Telegraph, as well as our prestigious group of partners and affiliates, show our class. Our team is a healthy combination of superbly-creative Copywriters and accredited Career Coaches, and as such we can put a full array of tools at your disposal beyond the CV if required to help you progress, such as career planning and interview coaching.

How our CV writing service works:

We simply ask the questions that matter and then do the rest. Our professional CV writing services are in place to repackage you in line with current market demands and criteria. Understanding and defining your career goals helps focus our efforts in exactly the right direction – getting your foot in the door, so our first step is always to carefully clarify your objectives. Not everyone comes with a fully-decided target role, so if required we can even help you define your objectives going forward. We’ll then craft your CV strategically to reflect our advice, containing fresh and original content, and we can even create you a second or third version aligned with different goals. Call/message us to outline your requirements or send us your current CV for a free appraisal.

Managers & Directors

Applying at management or director-level in today's market really does demand a CV that's competitive, fresh and original. Don't just make general, subjective claims to your leadership skills, but actually prioritise, describe and prove them in alignment with your target role. Whether from a blue-chip or SME background, our approach remains the same - articulating in detail how you drive functions forward and add value. From middle managers who lead on the front-line to C-level executives who operate at a strategic level, this non-exhaustive list contains some of the many functions we have experience with:

  • Business Development & Sales
  • Finance, Banking & Accounts
  • Technology & Digital
  • Marketing, Branding & Communications
  • Operations, Supply Chain & Manufacturing
  • Legal, Risk & Compliance
  • Procurement, Sourcing & Purchasing
  • HR, Development & Training
  • Property & Facilities
  • Retail & Hospitality

IT & Technical

We bring 15+ years' experience in creating CVs for IT professionals. Our detailed knowledge of existing and new technologies/methodologies enables us to write them with authority. As such, Telegraph Jobs published our IT CV advice (click to view).

The key is to demonstrate a wide portfolio of skills. It’s symptomatic of many IT CVs to resemble long, technical ‘laundry lists’, but they crucially also need to appeal to general management and HR. Most organisations do not exist in order to create new technology – they leverage it to achieve their overall aims. The reader needs to see original content on both your technical and non-technical skills to differentiate you. Our experience includes:

  • CTOs & CIOs
  • Solution & Enterprise Architects
  • Digital, E-commerce & New Media
  • Application & Software Developers
  • Big Data, Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing
  • Information & Cyber Security
  • Telco & Mobile
  • Systems & Network Engineers
  • Programmers & Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • IT Service Delivery & Support

Project & Programme Management


Every Project and Programme Manager has their own approach to leading or governing each stage of the lifecycle. Our ability to capture this from our clients and then translate into words has helped us to elevate their CVs over the years. Whether you deploy PRINCE2, Agile, Lean, Scrum, Waterfall or Six Sigma methodologies, we explore how you manage or oversee the key phases:

  • Engagement & Requirements
  • Planning & Scoping
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring & Controls
  • Readiness & Delivery
  • Completion & Closure

We're experienced CV writers for both managers of individual projects and the programmes above them, which drive:

  • Transformation & Change
  • Modernisation & Progression
  • Cost Efficiency & Productivity
  • Evolution & Improvement

Finance & Banking

We have a wealth of CV writing experience for professionals globally within Financial Services and Money Markets, as well as Retail, Commercial and Investment Banking.
The key is to not only describe your role and industry credentials, but also the softer skills necessary to deliver. Our expertise spans:

  • FDs & CFOs
  • Financial Controllers
  • Accounts & Audit
  • Corporate Finance
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Asset & Fund Management
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • FX/Futures Trading
  • Fixed Income, Equities & Derivatives
  • Commodities
  • Capital Markets
  • Portfolio Management
  • Hedge Funds
  • Private Wealth
  • Front, Middle & Back Office

Interim & Consulting

LOGO ALIUM.pngAs official CV partner to Alium - leader in Interim Management Recruitment (click on logo to see our CV advice on their website), we have developed a presitgious reputation in this market. The interim world can offer highly-lucrative day rates, and is therefore competitive. We adopt a different approach when creating an interim-focused CV to follow the lifecycle across engagement, evaluation, proposal, implementation, completion and handover. We present more of a business case than just historical list of past assignments, and as such, have achieved real success for Interim Managers and Consultants who drive solutions to:

  • Business Process Improvement
  • Productivity Step Change
  • Transformation & Turnaround
  • Restructuring & Streamlining
  • Cost Efficiency & Rationalisation

Ultimately we need to describe how you establish trust, gain an understanding of organisational needs/ culture, plan a solution and turn it into actuality whilst maintaining support and buy-in from all.

Career Change

CAREER CHANGE.pngPursuing a change of direction, whether to a new function or sector, can seem like a daunting challenge. Although many people have the skill set and abilities necessary, they feel it isn’t tangible because of how their existing CV presents them. We've helped many clients over the years achieve the professional move they desire by showcasing their transferable strengths, potential and value offered through tactical creative writing.
After fully establishing your new target role/audience, we profile you in the present tense with a more competency-based approach in complete alignment. A strictly chronological CV which places the emphasis on your past positions and activities won't help facilitate such a change, so we’ll repackage you in a new light through our purposeful written skills. Transitional moves we can help turn into reality include:

  • Public to private sector
  • Permanent to interim
  • Business owners back into the market
  • Progression to the next level
  • Relocation to a different geography

Not-for-Profit & Public Sectors

We have extensive experience in writing CVs for Not-for-Profit and Public Sector appointments, when we often have to focus on different skill areas such as ethics, policy, strategy, relations, engagement, networks, development or standards.

As well as helping clients advance their careers in these sectors, we've earned equal success for those wishing to transition either to or from the Private sector. This is achieved by writing a more hybrid-style CV with the onus placed on transferable skills and abilities. Our expertise covers:

  • Government - Local, National & International
  • Public & Private Healthcare/Medical
  • NGOs & NPOs
  • Charities & Foundations
  • Utilities
  • Education & Development
  • Science & Pharma
  • Social & Public Services
  • Fundraising
  • Environmental
  • Ex-Military & Police
  • Academia & Research

UAE & GCC Markets

GCC MAP.pngWe provide specialist expertise in creating CVs/resumes for professionals applying within GCC markets – UAE including Dubai, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar. As such, we have an office at Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Whether you're a Middle Eastern citizen, an expat or planning to relocate here, the written English and professional finish need to be of the highest excellence to make your applications as competitive as possible. BAC RECRUITMENT.pngThese countries have become some of the world’s fastest growing economies in recent years, and The CV Experts has a number of key regional recruitment partners to help maintain our insight into market-specific format/content preferences. We have cross-sector GCC experience working with:

  • Middle to Senior Management
  • Board & C-level Executives
  • Technical Professionals
  • Consultants

Non-Executive Directors

Whether you’re an established NED looking to add to your portfolio, or wishing to enter this market for the first time, we’re highly-experienced in presenting the main criteria necessary. Ultimately, the key is to demonstrate how you can unlock the value in a business by drawing on your wealth of experience, provide expert counsel and a vital independent perspective. Areas to explore on the NED CV include:

  • Good Governance
  • Integrity & Ethics
  • Strategic Evaluation
  • Financial Acumen
  • Risk & Regulation
  • Board Decision-making
  • Transformation & Turnaround
  • Acquisitive Growth & M&A
  • Coaching & Advice

For those seeking their first NED appointment, we'll reframe the skills gained from your past executive career into a more conducive light. For experienced NEDs we'll ensure your CV is current and competitive. In both circumstances, we'll build a rigorous case on your behalf by articulating the diversity in your skill set.

European & International CVs/Resumes

The CV Experts' team brings many years of experience creating successful international CVs and resumes for those applying in diverse geographic markets, such as:

  • Europe, including Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Finland, France, Denmark & Belgium
  • North & South Africa
  • Latin America
  • North America, including Canada
  • Asia Pacific, including the Far East & Australia
  • The Middle East - please refer to our separate listing for UAE & GCC

We’re also very well-versed in CV writing for individuals moving to UK from overseas and not yet 100% in tune with market best practice. Overall, we have a detailed understanding of the variations in audience taste and preference relating to CV/resume length, format, structure, design, layout and language style for multiple geographical audiences.

We factor into our written work the nuances which will help the CV/resume succeed in its target market. We offer consultation calls by Skype or phone at flexible times to accommodate different time zones.

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