Can I really pay someone to write a CV for me?

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walktothefront Sun 30-Dec-18 19:02:48

I just don't seem very good at it!

Can I really just pay someone to do it? If so, how much roughly would the going rate be.

Would anyone be kind enough to recommend someone?

I'm really quite stuck. Old job is finished and need to find something else very quickly sad

I'm not very good with the whole CV writing.

Thank you thanks

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lovewatchingrainfall Sun 30-Dec-18 19:05:27

I used an online service a few years ago paid about £10 I think and my CV looked amazing. So yes you can pay someone.

StartingGrid Sun 30-Dec-18 19:06:24

If you have the basics of one I'd happily fill it in for you, I love writing cv's! Obviously no personal info needed you can add that yourself after wink

walktothefront Sun 30-Dec-18 19:53:51

Thank you Starting thanks I haven't got everything written down at all yet but I'd be thrilled to send you it over when I've done it.

Does this sound okay?

Company, Location, Personal Assistant

Provide administrative and business support to the MD of a dynamic and fast-paced property company. Maintain MD's calendars - Plan and schedule meetings, teleconferences and travel.


• Negotiate favourable terms and pricing agreements with suppliers, caterers and other providers, saving at least £1000 per month.

• Enhanced communication between councils and property company, fostering a sense of teamwork and collaboration.

• Improved office efficiency by implementing colour-coded filing system and introducing additional time-saving measures, such as stationery requests available to submit on accessible request sheets.

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StartingGrid Sun 30-Dec-18 21:09:35

Well that sounds great to start, why is it you think you need someone else to do it for you?! wink
I like the listing of specific achievements, in some cases can be seen as braggy but here it's concise. How many staff overall at the company, if quite a few worth mentioning that to give a better idea of scale.

EssentialHummus Sun 30-Dec-18 21:12:51

I do this for a living, so it is certainly a thing smile. I work mainly via the PeoplePerHour website, and there are quite a few independent CV writers on there. I’d avoid the larger national/international chains - far more expensive, variable quality.

EssentialHummus Sun 30-Dec-18 21:14:53

A few obvious things: change “Contributions” to “Achievements” and be consistent in tense.


walktothefront Sun 30-Dec-18 21:19:37

Thank you thanks

Not that many staff in the company (below 30), so not keen to point that out fgrin

I agree about being persistent with the tense. However, should I really change contributions to achievements?

Doesn't achievement sound more braggy? I thought 'contributions' was more subtle fblush

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EssentialHummus Sun 30-Dec-18 21:31:48

It’s a document designed to sell you, so (appropriate) showing off is the way to go.

I’d suggest you get everything down and then let a friend/professional/Mumsnetter have a critical look - the outside perspective really does help.

YahBasic Sun 30-Dec-18 21:32:57

Yes to achievements, that was the main stand out for me.

It is something that you achieved, along with others in some cases, and changes it from you being passive to an active member.

buckeejit Sun 30-Dec-18 22:40:59

That looks great & good advice. I'm going to update my CV from this thread!

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