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A professional CV writing service, aiming to drive your career forward with a high quality, personalised CV which will help you get the new job you deserve

What is a CV? 

A curriculum vitae (or CV) is a marketing tool to enable you to stand out from all of the other candidates to ensure that you are selected by a prospective employer for interview. In the current economic climate companies are still hiring, but with more candidates on the market it is harder than ever to make your CV shine. 

On average a hiring manager will spend about 30 seconds looking at a CV before deciding if the candidate is of possible interest or not, while Human Resources personnel and Recruitment Consultants will spend even less, probably closer to 10 seconds. CVs that are poorly presented, lacking in basic information or littered with spelling mistakes will be easily overlooked in favour of CVs that look and feel professional. This means that often candidates who are capable of doing the job in question are overlooked, simply because their CV has let them down.

With more than 300,000 graduates joining the UK job market each year, and over 2 million unemployed, it is getting harder and harder for good candidates to stand out and get themselves noticed. Demand for jobs has never been higher, so it is essential that you do all you can to rise above the competition.

CV writing isn't easy. You need to make sure that you grab the attention of the person reading it to ensure that you progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.

So how can we help? 

We can write a personalised CV just for you, that sells your skills and experiences and will enable your CV to stand out from the crowd, thus enhancing your opportunity of gaining an interview. This will be more than simply a record of your life history; your professional CV will be a powerful marketing tool that will help you secure the job you want.

We can help you no matter what stage your career is at, from graduates and school-leavers up to senior management and executives.

International customers 

We are happy to accept orders from customers outside the UK, and can tailor your CV for the requirements of the country you are applying to, including different page sizes.

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Bespoke CV Services

A professional CV writing service, aiming to drive your career forward with a high quality, personalised CV which will help you get the new job you deserve.

Financial services firm IFDS creates 100 Stirling jobs

One hundred jobs will be created in Stirling following the expansion of a financial services company. The announced by International Financial Data Services (IFDS) has been described as “fantastic news” by Stirling Council leader, Johanna Boyd.

The jobs will be in customer service, management and for technical specialists. They will add to the workforce at the company’s base in Craigforth.

Irene McGowan, director of operations platforms at IFDS, said: “With a healthy pipeline of new business across insurance, pensions, asset management and the broader financial services industries, IFDS is able to offer exciting career opportunities across a wide range of skill sets.”

Scottish government business minister Fergus Ewing added: “Scotland’s financial services sector is one of Scotland’s key strengths and enjoys a great reputation thanks to the skills, experience and commitment of our workforce. I am delighted that IFDS recognises that.”

Posted 4 days ago

Online health food firm more than doubles headcount, creating 40 jobs in Liverpool

Online retailer Healthy Foods Online is to increase its workforce, creating 40 new jobs at its headquarters in Gillmoss, North Liverpool.

The company, specialising in free from, organic and whole foods has seen steady growth since its inception two years ago.

This period of expansion, coupled with an injection of funding from Liverpool City Council’s Regional Growth Funding programme will allow the company to more than double its workforce over the next 12 months.

Sales and marketing manager Michael Craven oversaw the funding application and said “The RGF funding will allow Healthy Foods Online to realise significant growth in a short period of time.

"We’ve had a fantastic 2015 so far and due to this expansion we are now able to offer positions in a wide variety of areas in the business.”

Currently, the eCommerce company employs around 30 full time staff, in warehousing, purchasing, marketing, logistics and IT and it is now looking to start its recruitment drive by employing a full time Warehouse Manager.

Craven added: “Liverpool has always been a place where we could find and develop a skilled workforce. Last year we were voted "Employer of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce and this year we are looking to build on that by offering new and exciting careers in many areas of the business.“

Posted 5 days ago

Nigeria to recruit additional 10,000 police officers

The Nigerian government is set to recruit additional 10,000 police officers to boost youth employment and security in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari made this known Monday, saying that the government will also establish a properly trained and equipped Federal Anti-Terrorism Multi-Agency Task Force that will effectively address the challenge of future insurgency in a sustainable manner.

The president was speaking at a one-day national security summit, held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, organised by the Nigeria Police Force.

Mr. Buhari noted that the need for community input to policing and crime management in Nigeria has become more imperative considering the current national security challenges in which kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, transnational crimes, terrorism and other organized crimes.

Posted 5 days ago

Chipotle Plans One-Day, 4,000-Worker Hiring Binge Across US

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. plans to hire 4,000 employees in a single day next month, seeking to counter a tightening market for restaurant labor by dangling the possibility that high-performing recruits could someday earn six-figure salaries and stock in the burrito chain.

The planned Sept. 9 hiring binge—which would expand Chipotle’s 59,000-member workforce by nearly 7%—is one of the starkest examples yet of restaurant chains stepping up recruitment efforts as the industry struggles to attract and retain employees. A stronger economy, rising demand for restaurant meals and a string of minimum-wage increases imposed by cities and states have shrunk the pool of available workers.

“The economy has been thawing, more restaurants are opening, and there are fewer job applicants than there were several years ago,” said Monty Moran, co-chief executive of Chipotle.

Posted 5 days ago

London Taxi Company creates 1,000 new jobs in Coventry with £250m investment

The London Taxi Company announced that it will invest £250 million to build a state-of-the-art new research, assembly and development facility for its next generation of ultra low emission taxis.

This investment, from owner Geely, will create up to 1,000 new jobs in Coventry, including the introduction of an apprenticeship scheme, to prepare for the introduction of new electrification technology.

The new facility will see production ramp up to 36,000 vehicles a year by 2018, a ten-fold increase on the company’s current capacity. The London Taxi Company also announced that these new vehicles, which start production in 2017, will be manufactured using a significantly increased proportion of components from the UK and European supply chain.

Posted 21 weeks ago

450 jobs announced at Royal London's base in Wilmslow

Plans have been announced by Royal London to create an additional 450 new jobs in Wilmslow, Cheshire. The town’s largest employer wants to increase full-time staff numbers to 1,350 at its campus on Alderley Road.

Royal London is the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company and is made up of several businesses. The company also operates at sites in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bath and the Republic of Ireland.

The new roles will be accommodated within new, modern office accommodation on land owned by Royal London to the east of the existing campus. This land has been allocated by Cheshire East Council for a high-quality, sustainable, mixed-use development that includes new playing fields for Wilmslow High School.

Royal London’s Jerry Toher said strong new business results for 2014, plus the government’s imminent pension reforms, mean that Royal London is expanding in Wilmslow, where it already employs 900 people. He said: “Wilmslow is a key part in our success story, both in respect of our achievements to date and our aspirations for the future. Many of our staff live locally and are proud of the economic and social ties between Royal London and the town. That is why I am pleased to confirm that Wilmslow is our clear preference to accommodate future growth within Royal London. We anticipate growing our Wilmslow operation over time, increasing the number of full time staff by 50 per cent and providing significant new employment opportunities for the town.”

Posted 22 weeks ago

Insurance firm to create 230 jobs in Leicester

Hastings Direct – the insurance intermediary – has confirmed that it plans to open a new customer service centre in Leicester – its third in the UK.

Hastings plans to open the Leicester customer service centre in May, initially creating 40 roles rising to 230 by the end of 2015 with plans for continued expansion in 2016 and 2017. The details of the city centre premises will be revealed shortly.

CEO Gary Hoffman said: “Our business continues to go from strength to strength as we focus on getting it right for our customers by providing them with refreshingly straightforward products and service. Our new Leicester customer service centre will play a significant role in our plans for growth and expansion.”

Leicester’s City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: “This is a major coup for Leicester and shows that the work we are doing to regenerate and promote the city is paying dividends. Hastings Direct is a fast growing, award-winning company and I am delighted that after a national search they have identified Leicester as the place where their new business can thrive. Their plan to create over 200 jobs this year will bring a huge boost to the city’s economy, and we look forward to working with them to help them achieve this.”

Posted 24 weeks ago

Virgin Media to create 6,000 new jobs in £3bn upgrade of its fibre optic network

In what it describes as the biggest investment in broadband infrastructure in the UK for a decade Virgin Media said it plans to create 6,000 jobss.

The investment will improve its broadband network to more homes and businesses. Of the 6,000 jobs the company said 1,000 would be apprenticeships over the next five years.

The jobs also include those that will be created by companies working on the investment project.

Virgin Media has five million customers.

The company, which is owned by US firm Liberty Global, has described the five year plan as the single biggest investment in broadband digital infrastructure in the UK for more than a decade.

It will extend its fibre network to around four million additional premises, taking the number of homes and business to which the company can offer services to nearly 17 million by 2020.

The expansion is expected to create 6,000 jobs in the UK at Virgin Media and its construction partners. It will also increase the number of apprenticeships created by the company to 1,000 over the next five years.

The company said its network expansion will be prioritised according to demand from households and companies, with a focus on areas closest to Virgin Media’s existing network.

Virgin said it was able to offer broadband speeds of up to 152Mb, which is twice as fast as the best speeds available from BT, TalkTalk and Sky.

Data usage on its network is currently growing at a rate of around 60% a year which, if this trend continues, will be 10,000% higher in ten years.

Prime Minister David Cameron backed the plans, which he said were helping to build “a superfast nation backed by world-class infrastructure”.

He added: “Together with the Government’s rollout of superfast broadband which has now reached more than two million UK homes and businesses, this additional private investment will create more opportunities for people and businesses, further boosting our digital economy and helping secure a brighter future for Britain.”

Posted 27 weeks ago

Stewart Milne Group to create 250 jobs over next year

Stewart Milne Group plans to create 250 new jobs during the next 12 months through the growth of its homes and timber systems divisions.

The Aberdeen-based firm, which employs more than 800 people across Scotland and the north west of England, created 160 new jobs in 2014.

The new recruits, a 30 per cent increase from its current workforce, will be based across the main areas of operation in Scotland, the north-west of England and the timber facility in Witney, Oxfordshire.

The posts on offer will range from tradespeople and site managers to architects and designers, as well as corporate roles in human resources and finance.

Glenn Allison, chief executive of the Stewart Milne Group, said demand for premium home developments was driving growth.

He said: “This is an enormously exciting time to be working in the construction sector, as we bring premium new homes projects forward to meet market demand and continue to grow our timber systems business

“Our recruitment this year will include the full spectrum, spanning joiners, electricians, plumbers and roofers through to design, cost estimating, contracts management, HR and finance.

“The message from us is that if you are talented then we would like to hear from you.”

Posted 28 weeks ago

Johnson & Johnson: Over 130 jobs for Limerick, Dublin & Mayo

Over 130 jobs are to be created following announcements in Limerick, Dublin and Mayo. Information Technology Shared Services, a division of Johnson & Johnson Services, is to create the centre at the National Technology Park at Plassey in Limerick. Recruitment for positions will start immediately.

The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, through IDA Ireland. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, who announced the creation of the centre, called the jobs “a great boost”.

“Multinational investment plays a key part in our jobs plan, and in recent years we have seen a very strong performance in this area,” Mr Bruton said.

Johnson & Johnson employs over 2,000 people through its companies in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Separately, ten jobs are to be created at an IT consultancy firm in Dublin. E-MIT Solutions said the jobs come as part of a €650,000 expansion, and would be based at its headquarters in Santry.

The company provides IT solutions, including consulting, outsourced IT management and cloud computing. The roles to be filled include technical consultants, IT service management and sales and marketing roles, the company said. E-MIT also announced the appointment of solicitor Finbarr Crowley as a non-executive chairman.

“We are very excited by this expansion and are looking forward to welcoming new members to the team who are just as passionate about IT and business as we are,” said E-MIT Managing Director Eamon Moore.

In Co Mayo, a leading banking and consumer finance company Lafferty Group is to create 20 jobs over the next two years. The group is expanding its global reach in finance and banking research and publishing.

Posted 38 weeks ago