Areas of Expertise

We don’t believe in ‘one size fits all' generic CV writing. If you operate at a certain level and want to progress or change your career, the current market demands a serious, original CV which is neither formulaic or dated, nor written without industry/role insight. As leading specialists in CV writing for professionals and management, we’re used to capturing, distilling and framing the most complex or layered of skill sets. Please click below to read more on the specific sectors, positions, functions and levels that individual writers from our in-house team offer expertise in:

Managers & Directors

Operating at management or director-level demands a CV that’s dynamic, strategic and distinct. Let’s not just make claims to your range of leadership skills, but actually describe and prove them. We’ll consolidate your past results and present you in an original way. Whether you manage on the front-line or govern above that on a strategic level, we have experience in functions such as:

  • Business Development & Sales
  • Finance & Accounts
  • Technology & Digital
  • Media
  • Operations
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Legal
  • Risk & Compliance
  • HR & Development
  • Property
  • Procurement & Purchasing
  • Logistics & Supply Chain

From middle management to C-level executives, we define how you lead, deliver and add value.

IT & Technical

A number of our writers specialise in CVs for IT professionals. Our detailed knowledge of technologies and methodologies enables us to create IT-focused CVs with authority and conviction.

The key is to demonstrate a wide portfolio of skills. It’s symptomatic of weak IT CVs to include long ‘laundry lists’ of technology, but they crucially need to appeal equally to 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 content on both your technical and your non-technical skills to differentiate you. Our IT CV experience spans:

  • Solution & Enterprise Architects
  • Application & Software Developers
  • Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing
  • Service Delivery
  • Digital & New Media
  • Telcos
  • Systems Engineers
  • Programmers & Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • CTOs & CIOs

Project & Programme Managers

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Every Project and Programme Manager has their own style in driving each stage of the lifecycle. Whether you deploy PRINCE2, Six Sigma, Lean or Agile methodologies, your CV needs to show how you succeed in areas such as:

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

We’ve written CVs for for both permanent and contract PMs who lead business or technology initiatives including:

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

Banking & Finance

We have a wealth of experience working with professionals across Financial Services and Banking, including writing CVs for those within or applying to ‘the big four’.

It's key to not only describe your financial expertise, but also the non-financial skills in your arsenal. Our city-based team has reaped great results for functions including:

  • Financial Controllers
  • Accounts & Audit
  • Corporate Finance
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Investment Banking
  • Asset & Fund Management
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Financial Analysts
  • FDs & CFOs

Interim Managers & Consultants

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As the official CV partner to Alium - the UK leader in interim management recruitment, we have developed a great reputation in this market. We adopt a different approach when creating an interim-focused CV to cover the lifecycle including engagement, proposal, implementation, exit and handover. We present more of a business case than just a historical list of past assignments. We have an excellent success rate with interim managers in such areas as:

  • Business Change & Improvement
  • Transformation & Turnaround
  • Restructuring & Streamlining
  • Cost Efficiency & Productivity
  • Quality & Standards

We explore how you establish trust and gain an understanding of client needs/organisational culture. The interim market is very lucrative, yet competitive, so let us help you raise your game.

Trading & Money Markets

Our city-based team has had vast exposure to the Trading and Money Markets sectors over the years. Quite often our clients within this arena are being approached through contacts about opportunities, though still need an impeccable CV to demonstrate their credibility and strengthen their bargaining power. We've achieved great results for those within:

  • FX/Futures
  • Fixed Income, Equities & Derivatives
  • Commodities
  • Capital Markets
  • Portfolio Management
  • Hedge Funds
  • Private Wealth
  • Front, Middle & Back Office
  • Graduates & Internships

These are highly-competitive markets, with your industry know-how often the currency. We use our specialist knowledge to present an individual's full portfolio of skills within their CV.

Public & Third Sectors

Our team has extensive experience in helping to pitch those for Public and Third sector appointments - UK and beyond. This includes knowledge of the complexities involved with the New Public Sector. Often we need to focus on areas relating to policy, strategy, networks, ethics, advice and targets. We’ve written effective CVs for those across:

  • Government - Local, National & International
  • Private Healthcare & NHS
  • NGOs & NPOs
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Education & Development
  • Social & Public Services
  • Charity & Fundraising
  • Environmental
  • Ex-Military & Police
  • Academia

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 experienced in presenting the key criteria necessary. Ultimately, the key is to demonstrate how you can unlock the value in a business by drawing on your wealth of experience, providing expert counsel and a vital independent perspective. Areas we typically cover within a NED CV include:

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

We’ll build a rigorous case on your behalf by articulating the diversity in your skill set.

Business Analysts

With a comprehensive view of the project in a real working scenario, BAs often deal with both business and developmental perspectives. We have an in-house writer who focuses solely in this field, working with each client to define their approach in such stages as:

  • Scoping Prospects: initiation, analysis, feasibility, agreement and consent.
  • Gathering Requirements: capture, document and validate functional/non-functional.
  • Process Mapping: identification, presentation, recommendation and requirements transfer.
  • Solution: input generation, interfacing, co-ordinating, design, specification and formalization.
  • Testing & Verification: acceptance criteria, measures, standards, controls and reporting.

Whether interim or permanent, an effective BA's CV in today’s market should convey their skill set chronologically through the lifecycle. We know how to demonstrate how crucial you have been/can be to the success of a project and how your quality of work will permeate through the outcome.

International Applications

We're highly experienced in composing CVs for those based in or wishing to relocate to the following markets:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Middle East
  • Far East
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand

We’re similarly well versed in writing CVs for those wanting to rebrand themselves for the UK market. We have a detailed understanding of the variations in audience taste, preference and requirement relating to length, format, structure, design, layout and language of CVs and résumés across different geographies. We factor into our written work the nuances necessary for the document to succeed in its target country. We offer consultation calls by Skype or phone at flexible times to accommodate diverse time zones.

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