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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 you 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.

Summer Holidays

Due to staff holidays and high customer demand please be aware that any orders placed in August will take a bit longer than expected. We aim to have caught up on all orders by September.

Have a great summer!

Posted 2 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 16 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 18 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 20 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 23 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 23 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 34 weeks ago

Citi creates 600 new jobs for Belfast: Global financial firm expands Northern Ireland workforce

Financial services firm Citi is creating 600 new jobs as it further expands its Belfast operations. The company currently employs some 1,500 people at its Titanic Quarter office. The new positions will boast average salaries of around £35,000. It’s an overall investment worth £54 million to the Northern Ireland economy.

Operating in the city for 10 years, it grew its workforce from 900 people to around 1,400, after a jobs boost back in 2010. It’s the latest expansion to Northern Ireland’s burgeoning technology and financial services industry. Invest NI has put forward almost £6 million towards the investment.

James Bardrick of Citi praised the talents of Northern Ireland’s workforce. “The success of our current operations in Belfast was an important factor behind this latest decision to create another 600 jobs,” he said.

Announcing the new jobs First Minister Peter Robinson said it reflected “the firm’s confidence in its Belfast operations and its continuing commitment to Northern Ireland”.

“The Financial Services sector is at the heart of the economy and the decisions and transactions that take place in Belfast will impact across the globe,” he said. “The £35,000 salary that these jobs will attract reflects the skill set and calibre of individuals required to fulfil these roles. Northern Ireland continues to draw a range of highly skilled companies and this by decision Citi to reinvest in Northern Ireland is the strongest possible endorsement of what we have to offer.”

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: “Citi ramping up its presence here is outstanding news. This significant expansion by the corporate giant Citi will inject over £21million of new salaries to the local economy annually.”

“Citi’s presence here over the past ten years has played a major role in developing the financial services sector both in providing jobs and training.

"This reinvestment will create much needed highly skilled jobs and also increase the skills base of the financial services sector by introducing specialist investment banking functions.”

Alliance MP Naomi Long welcomed the additional new jobs. “East Belfast is perfectly placed for such major investments, being located both close to Belfast city centre and with an airport with links directly to London’s financial district,” she said.

“I am pleased Citi has decided to use those factors to its advantage and capitalise with the establishment of these jobs.”

Posted 35 weeks ago

Seadrill to create 90 jobs in centre move to Liverpool

About 90 jobs will be created in Liverpool after an offshore drilling firm announced plans to relocate its global service centre from Dubai. Seadrill, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, operates 69 rigs worldwide and employs 10,000 workers.

Subject to approval, the firm will move IT, finance and human resources posts to the No 1 Mann Island building at the city’s Pier Head next year. Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said Seadrill’s move was a “major coup”.

“It is exactly this type of inward investment and such high value employment opportunities which we are working very hard to bring to the city,” he added.

Seadrill president Per Wullf said the city’s transport links, talent pool and maritime heritage were among the reasons why Liverpool was chosen for its base. He also said the company wanted to move the centre to a location within the GMT time zone. “This allows us to work in Asia with the morning; Africa, the Middle East and Europe at lunch time; and the Americas in the afternoon,” he added.

Robert Hough, chair of the local enterprise partnership for Liverpool City Region, said he hoped the city would “forge a long and successful partnership with [Seadrill] as they continue their global growth”.

Posted 36 weeks ago

TJ Hughes returns to Manchester, creates 40 jobs

Discount retailer TJ Hughes is making a return to Greater Manchester with the opening of a new store creating 40 jobs. The retailer will open its doors at Stretford Mall at the end of this month.

The news has been greeted by Stretford Mall manager Colin McCrory who is delighted to welcome back the well known homesware store. He said: “We are extremely thrilled and excited to see work already being carried out by TJ Hughes in the unit which our shoppers are very familiar at finding them in. We have been working very hard behind the scenes with TJ Hughes to secure their return and it really is so positive to see it come to fruition.“

“Not only will it return to its status as one of our main flagship retailers for the scheme but it will also create 40 new jobs which is terrific news for our local community. Its return is also perfectly timed to fit in with our preparations for the busy festive period and I know the opening of TJ Hughes will add significantly to the choice on offer to our loyal shoppers as we start the run up to the big day.”

Staff are currently being interviewed and recruited for the new Stretford Mall store which is on track to be opened before the end of the month.

Posted 41 weeks ago