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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.

Ireland – Apple to create 1,000 jobs in Co Cork site expansion

Apple is to create 1,000 jobs in Ireland, the country’s state investment agency has said. The tech giant is adding a new building to its site in Hollyhill, Co Cork, which will include new office space for the staff by the middle of 2017, the IDA announced.

As the company’s chief executive, Tim Cook, visited Ireland, plans were also revealed for a link-up with the country’s Sustainable Energy Authority to research offshore energy technology.

A one million euro (£710,000) Ocean Energy Industry Fund is to be set up under the initiative, aimed at finding new ways of capturing wave energy and converting it to renewable electricity.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Apple’s plans for new facilities which can house a further 1,000 employees is a very welcome boost of confidence in Cork and the south west region.

“These new jobs come on top of 1,000 additional jobs already created at Apple in the past 12 months, which brought the workforce in Ireland to over 5,000 in 2015,” he said.

“This continued expansion by the company is testament to the quality of the talent pool, the infrastructure and the business environment that this country has to offer and further cements Apple as one of the leading employers in Ireland.”

Apple has had a presence in Ireland since 1980, when the company opened its first facility in Cork.

Posted 1 week ago

Shanghai Disney Resort begins recruitment

Shanghai Disney Resort will hold a job fair in Shanghai from Oct. 21-24 in preparation for opening in early 2016.

The job fair, the first of several planned in Shanghai for the coming months to recruit thousands, aims to attract talent with experience in the tourism and services industries.

“Shanghai Disney Resort is committed to building a world-class resort destination and delivering the highest level of service to our future guests, and our cast members are at the core of this promise,” said Philippe Gas, general manager of the resort.

The job fair will recruit a large number of local people in areas including ride operations, guest services and maintenance. The resort currently employs a team of over 1,500.

The resort is likely to open to the public in the spring of 2016 at a date yet to be disclosed.

The resort is a joint venture between the Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group. Initial investment stands at 24.5 billion yuan (US$3.86 billion). An undisclosed amount of additional investment was announced in April last year. The companies expect 10 million visits to the resort each year.

Posted 6 weeks ago

Yodel to create 7000 jobs to handle the Christmas post - including neighbourhood couriers

Yodel, the UK parcel carrier group, is seeking to hire 7,000 temporary drivers to handle Christmas deliveries, include 3,000 flexible or part time workers to deliver parcels in their local area.

The company wants to hire 800 direct employees and 3,000 self-employed drivers with their own vehicle. It’s also looking for another 3,000 self-employed couriers who will be based at home and carry out deliveries in their own neighbourhood.

The 7000 new hires amount to a 70 per cent boost to Yodel’s employee numbers, adding significantly to its current army of between 8,000 and 10,000 drivers.

Yodel had a bad Christmas in 2014 when it had to stop collecting parcels from retailers because it was swamped in orders following Black Friday sales, at the end of November.

It was not the only courier caught out by the busiest shopping day of the Christmas period. Sales of retail goods amounting to £800 million made Black Friday 2014 the biggest day for shops that the UK had ever seen, and Yodel thinks 2015 could break that record.

This year, Yodel plans to be more prepared. It hopes the home-based delivery roles will appeal to those looking for work to fit around child-care, hobbies and other part time work. Many of the temporary jobs are expected to become permanent. The company is also offering full training on working as a courier and being self-employed.

“Many of the vacancies are flexible and perfect for those who want to fit work around families, or who have retired but want to remain active and earn some extra cash. Others are full-time and we expect many people to stay on beyond peak season,“ Dick Stead, executive chairman of Yodel, said.

Posted 6 weeks ago

McAuley Announces £5m Investment and 87 New Jobs in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland

Advanced engineering businesses McAuley Precision and McAuley Fabrication are undertaking expansions that will cumulatively create 87 new skilled advanced manufacturing jobs in Ballymoney by 2019. The £5 million investment, supported by Invest Northern Ireland, was announced by Invest NI Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton during a visit to the companies’ premises.

Hamilton said: “McAuley Precision and McAuley Fabrication are established indigenous engineering firms and this announcement is positive news for the Ballymoney area and local manufacturing industry. The significant investment in new technology, marketing and people marks a step change in the development of these businesses. Their growth plans are aimed at enhancing McAuley’s position to successfully target high value engineering sectors and in particular the rapidly growing global aerospace sector. “The 87 new jobs to be recruited over the next four years will generate an additional £2.1m annually in additional salaries and create valuable advanced manufacturing employment opportunities in the Causeway Coast and Glens region.’

Invest NI has offered McAuley Precision £500,000 and McAuley Fabrication £120,000 to support their growth plans. 57 jobs will be created at McAuley Precision while the remaining 30 positions will be recruited by McAuley Fabrication. 23 of the 87 new jobs are already in place.

Posted 7 weeks ago

Ocado To Deliver 1,800 Jobs Before Christmas

Ocado, the British online supermarket, is to bring some festive cheer by delivering 1,800 new full and part time jobs before Christmas 2015. The new supermarket jobs at Ocado will all be permanent positions and the majority of vacancies will be for drivers jobs, grocery packers and loaders. Other roles on offer at Ocado before Christmas will include customer service positions, HR vacancies along with openings within their operations and technology departments.

Ocado has been in talks with supermarket businesses from abroad - such as Safeway in the US and Carrefour in France - and is looking to form some sort of partnership with a suitable company and expand the reach of their business. However, a spokesperson for Ocado said that the 1,800 new jobs before Christmas were to be advertised to fill demand within the UK rather than to anticipate growth overseas.

Ocado is building a new five floor distribution facility in Andover, Hampshire which is set to be operational in the next few months. The warehouse will be the company’s third such facility and will have the capacity to fulfil 70,000 orders each week with a fleet of almost 100 delivery vehicles. It is thought that at least 700 new jobs will be based at the new Andover facility once it is up and running early in 2016.

Ocado’s director of human resources, Julie Markey, said that her company offers highly competitive wages to their staff, and provide premium rates for employees that work at weekends and during the evenings. In addition, all Ocado workers are entitled to 15 per cent discount with the firm and enjoy a range of other employee benefits too.

“We have been rapidly expanding our business across the country. Our new recruits, at all levels, will play a vital role in our business and will be the driving force behind our next stage of development so it’s an exciting time to join us,” added Ms Markey.

Posted 7 weeks ago

Hitachi opens £82m train manufacturing facility in County Durham, creates over 700 jobs

Train manufacturing has officially returned to the North East as the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Transport Secretary opened Hitachi’s new £82 million facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Hitachi’s decision to move train manufacturing back to the North East comes just a few years after the government awarded them with the £5.7 billion Intercity Express contract.

The new train factory, the firm’s first in Europe, will build the next generation of trains for the East Coast and Great Western main lines, as well as the Scottish commuter trains.

It will create over 700 direct jobs and support thousands more in the supply chain, providing a huge boost to the Chancellor’s plans to build the Northern Powerhouse.

Posted 12 weeks ago

Dubai theme park firm to create over 1,000 jobs for Emiratis

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the company building three theme parks in the emirate, has launched a major Emiratisation programme to target more than 1,000 UAE Nationals by dedicating more than one third of its jobs to Emiratis.

In line with Dubai Plan 2021 and the 7-Year National Agenda, the programme will seek to empower and grow a new generation of talent for the theme park industry.

The programme includes three divisions - Forsati, Sahim, and Helmi - which offer Emiratis of all career levels – from new graduates to future leaders – a range of job opportunities.

Each programme division will empower participants to become well-trained professionals, who will play a central role in driving the the operations of the company’s three theme parks in Dubai that are set to open in October 2016, the company said in a statement.

Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “Through the launch of this Emiratisation programme we aim to build a significant talent pool of Emirati professionals in theme park operations.”

He added: “We are setting a new milestone in Dubai’s leisure and entertainment industry through our ground breaking theme parks. However, we believe that alongside our investment in building a robust leisure industry infrastructure, it is equally important to inspire a new generation of Emirati talent to drive its operations. This is key to the long-term sustainability of the theme park industry in the UAE.”

Posted 12 weeks ago

Finnair to hire 200 new pilots and 100 new cabin crew

National flag carrier Finnair will permanently employ 60 pilots this autumn.

The pilots until now had been on fixed term contracts or those who were to be hired on fixed term contract next summer.

Finnair is planning to ultimately hire about 200 new pilots.

“The pilots will be employed to Finnair’s long haul and the first ones will begin as early as October,” said Jari Paajanen, Vice President-Flight Operations at Finnair in a press release.

Finnair has begun recruitment of cabin staff and the company is planning to hire over 100 new cabin crew this autumn.

The hiring of the pilots and the cabin crew are part of Finnair reform in which the current aircraft used on long-haul will be replaced by the new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

Finnair plans to increase its traffic with the support of the new aircraft.

Posted 13 weeks ago

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 13 weeks 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 13 weeks ago