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How's my CV? A self-assessment exercise.

Thank you for requesting your CV self-assessment form. By completing this comprehensive self-assessment, you will be taking positive steps to ensure that your CV is fit-for-purpose for the current job market.

This self-assessment tool is based on extensive research and is highly accurate in calculating a score that indicates the true effectiveness of your CV.

Section A

A1. Except for your name and telephone number, have you included all your personal details on page one

A2. Have you included your date of birth

A3. Have you included a photo of yourself

A4. Have you included company logos

A5. Is your CV written in the 1st person

A6. Does your profile mention behavioural skills such as communication and working in a team

A7. Is your Personal Profile / Executive Summary longer than 7 lines long

A8. Is the CV more than 3 pages

A9. Is the CV less than 2 pages

A10. Have you dated your education

A11. Have you included referees or written references available upon request

A12. Have you pulled the achievements out of the Career History section and left them as short bullet points

Thanks for completing section A which describes all the things that you shouldn’t do. Please now click Next.

Section B

B1. Have you provided both a landline and mobile telephone number?

B2. Is the CV 100% free of grammar errors, misspellings or typos?

B3. Have you included any testimonials / recommendations?

B4. Do you tweak the CV for each application?

B5. Have you provided descriptions of each company that you worked for?

B6. Have you provided a role summary before the duties and responsibilities of each role?

B7. Have you mentioned how your role is measured i.e. your KPIs?

B8. If you manage a team, have you said how large the team is and given job titles of direct reports?

B9. Have you indicated who you report to?

B10. Have you provided at least 6 bullet points for each of your last 2 / 3 roles?

B11. Have you only listed in detail your last 10 years or 3 jobs?

B12. Is anything more than 10 years ago summarised in an early career section?

B13. Have you provided details of training courses?

B14. Have you used active tense e.g. Managed rather than Management of?

B15. If you have been in a job less than 2 years, have you given a reason for leaving?

B16. Have you made it clear which roles were contract and which were permanent?

B17. For those who got a degree grade of 2:2 or higher, have you included the grade in the CV?

B18. Is the career history section bullet pointed opposed to one big block of text?

Thanks for completing section B which describes all the things that you should do. Please now click Next.

Section C

C1. Have you included a Personal Profile / Executive Summary at the top of page one?

C2. Does your Personal Profile indicate what you are / what profession you are in? e.g. a Project Manager?

C3. Does your Personal Profile highlight your top 4 job-based skills (opposed to behavioral skills)?

C4. Do you know the top 4 'hot' skills in your profession?

C5. Does your Profile capture your value proposition and explain how an employer will benefit from hiring you?

C6. Is your CV content at least 30% based on achievements?

C7. Are your achievements focused on outcomes rather than tasks and backed up with statistics (e.g. £s & %ages)?

Thanks for completing section C which also describes all the things that you should do. Please click Next to receive your score.

Your score is 0 of 45

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LinkedIn Profiles: £99 to £249 + Vat

Statistically, 85% of recruiters will view you LinkedIn profiles before making a hiring decision. It is an essential networking / job hunting tool so investing a small amount of money in having a profile professionally authored will give you the edge. Our many years of experience of writing effective personal branding collateral puts us in a unique position to create a powerful profile that will maximise the effectiveness of your LinkedIn account.

LinkedIn Profile when ordered with a CV: £99 + Vat
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LinkedIn Profile when ordered on its own: £249 + Vat
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Interview Training Workshop (via telephone): £65 + Vat

This is a one-hour coaching session which will talk you through: how to thoroughly prepare for an interview; how to answer difficult questions; how to answer competency based questions; how to use sales techniques to take control in an interview; and how to use fail-safe communication frameworks to prevent rambling. This is essential preparation before going to an interview and a proven way of maximising your chances of securing a job offer.

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Mock Interview with Verbal Feedback: £149 + Vat

This is a quick and easy way to get some solid interview practice before you attend your interview. Using innovative technology, we can tailor an interview to any profession and competency framework and use our virtual interview platform to ask you the questions through your PC / laptop webcam or tablet device. Once you have been asked the questions and given your response, you are able to submit the interview to us to critique. You can also choose from several thousand questions and practice your interview technique until your heart’s content. The system records your interview (audio and video) so you can play-back your performance on your PC screen. We provide detailed feedback in both written and verbal format.

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Interview Training Workshop and Mock Interview: £199 + Vat

Take advantage of this combined package at a discounted price and benefit from both a 1-2-1 interview coaching session and a tailored mock / practice interview.

Add to cart

Career Coaching Workshop: £65 + Vat

Many individuals find it difficult to objectively appraise what kind of roles they are best suited for. We offer one-on-one sessions to guide our clients on such issues by critically appraising their career to date and advising on potential direction. This service includes guidance on job hunting techniques and building a multi-channel job hunting strategy that will achieve superior results.

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Professional Level CV Writing Service: £199 to £299 + Vat

The Professional Level CV Writing Service is based on an in-depth fact-finding session with a highly-experienced Personal Branding Specialist, who will use their extensive experience to help you define your value proposition, underpinning skills, career highlights and achievements. Your new CV is based around these selling points to create a powerful business case as to why a future employer or client should hire you. Because our CV Writers have reached senior positions within their own careers, they are well placed to advise and challenge to make sure that the content of your CV is commensurate with the roles that you are seeking.

Add to cart

CV Revamp Service: £99 + Vat

This CV Writing Service is based on you completing a detailed questionnaire that is emailed to you to complete. This form is designed to draw out all the relevant information that is needed to write a high-impact CV. You will be assigned a highly-experienced Personal Branding Specialist who will be responsible for helping you to complete the form. Once the form is returned, your Personal Branding Specialist will write your new CV for you.

Add to cart

LinkedIn Profiles: £99 to £249 + Vat

Statistically, 85% of recruiters will view you LinkedIn profiles before making a hiring decision. It is an essential networking / job hunting tool so investing a small amount of money in having a profile professionally authored will give you the edge. Our many years of experience of writing effective personal branding collateral puts us in a unique position to create a powerful profile that will maximise the effectiveness of your LinkedIn account.

LinkedIn Profile when ordered with a CV: £99 + Vat
Add to cart
LinkedIn Profile when ordered on its own: £249 + Vat
Add to cart

Interview Training Workshop (via telephone): £65 + Vat

This is a one-hour coaching session which will talk you through: how to thoroughly prepare for an interview; how to answer difficult questions; how to answer competency based questions; how to use sales techniques to take control in an interview; and how to use fail-safe communication frameworks to prevent rambling. This is essential preparation before going to an interview and a proven way of maximising your chances of securing a job offer.

Add to cart

Mock Interview with Verbal Feedback: £149 + Vat

This is a quick and easy way to get some solid interview practice before you attend your interview. Using innovative technology, we can tailor an interview to any profession and competency framework and use our virtual interview platform to ask you the questions through your PC / laptop webcam or tablet device. Once you have been asked the questions and given your response, you are able to submit the interview to us to critique. You can also choose from several thousand questions and practice your interview technique until your heart’s content. The system records your interview (audio and video) so you can play-back your performance on your PC screen. We provide detailed feedback in both written and verbal format.

Add to cart

Interview Training Workshop and Mock Interview: £199 + Vat

Take advantage of this combined package at a discounted price and benefit from both a 1-2-1 interview coaching session and a tailored mock / practice interview.

Add to cart

Career Coaching Workshop: £65 + Vat

Many individuals find it difficult to objectively appraise what kind of roles they are best suited for. We offer one-on-one sessions to guide our clients on such issues by critically appraising their career to date and advising on potential direction. This service includes guidance on job hunting techniques and building a multi-channel job hunting strategy that will achieve superior results.

Add to cart

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