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CV Support

"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves." - Steven Spielberg

CV Writing Services & Covering Letters

In my experience public sector workers tend to stay with their organisations for a long time, possibly due to the good working conditions and opportunities they have had to develop their career in-house. Most organisations of this type have internal HR departments and completing internal application forms and interviews is the norm. This means that when staff eventually leave they generally do not possess an up-to-date CV and have become out of touch with how one should be completed. They may also be experiencing some trepidation around their future prospects for employment with doubts about the value of their skills and perceived lack of qualifications.

Do you know that, on average recruiters spend only 20-30 seconds scanning CVs?

As they receive so many applications for each job, they are very likely to be looking for reasons to discard your application not for reasons to retain it! It is very difficult to be objective about yourself when writing your own CV and you will be surprised at the amount of time it will actually take you. There are so many pitfalls you can fall into with CV writing and the rules are changing all the time. That’s why it is so important to get some professional help in order to get it right first time.

Cover letters have never been more important with so much competition for jobs and employers are requesting them more and more. A well written cover letter is an opportunity to further showcase your suitability for the role. For example, to explain why you want the job, to really impress the recruiter with your knowledge of their company/organisation and it is also a great opportunity to highlight the key skills in your CV and persuade the recruiter that your CV is worth reading.

The primary aim of your CV is to win you an interview. It is probably the most important tool in your job hunt and by taking the trouble to get it right and making a good impression on paper, you are greatly improving your chances of gaining an interview.


Through my personalised service I will consult with you to gather as much information as I need to help me create a picture of your career history, helping you to identify your transferable skills, and pull out your key achievements, strengths and competencies.

I will keep in touch with you as necessary by email, telephone or face-to-face (if appropriate) and your CV will not be signed off until you are completely happy with it.

I can produce for you a professionally written CV and/or Covering Letter, pitched at the appropriate level that reflects who you are and what you can offer, helps you to stand out from the competition and will give you a much greater chance of gaining an interview.

Contact me on 07950 127129 for a free half hour consultation or complete the online form.

On approaching my retirement after nearly thirty years police service, I approached Linda for some advice regarding the way forward relating to career advice and general assistance.  She was able to provide me with a C.V which exceeded my expectations.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Linda to anyone looking for career advice and guidance.

K.B. – Merseyside,
Retired Police Officer