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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.

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 2 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 2 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 13 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 14 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 15 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 20 weeks ago

American software company to create 100 jobs in Belfast

An American software company is to create 100 jobs in Belfast as it sets up an engineering centre in the city, Oregon-based firm Puppet Labs promises “high quality” positions that will pay around £37,000 a year on average. The moves has been backed by £1 million from Invest Northern Ireland.

Puppet Labs develops software to allow companies to easily automate the configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. It means software businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices across physical and virtual machines.

The company’s software is used by more than 20,000 organisations across the world including the likes of Cisco, CERN,, Twitter and the London Stock Exchange.

The firm’s founder and CEO Luke Kanies said: “Puppet Labs has been growing rapidly as IT automation is critical for any company that uses technology to compete. This new centre will expand our engineering capacity to support our plans for growth, particularly in the European and Middle Eastern markets. Northern Ireland has strong software engineering talent and offers quality and cost advantages to support our growth. We are also looking forward to working closely with Invest NI to continue to develop the software industry in Northern Ireland.”

Enterprise minister Arlene Foster said: “Against competition from several other sites, Northern Ireland has again proved to be the location of choice for a global trading company with ambitious growth plans. Puppet Labs arrival in Northern Ireland is a further boost to our already strong ICT sector, which is playing a significant role in growing the local economy.”

Posted 22 weeks ago

Aldi looks to create 700 deputy store manager roles in UK

Aldi is to advertise externally for deputy store managers for the first time. The discounter said the move would create 700 positions across the UK.

Deputy store managers at Aldi receive a salary of £8.95 per hour, rising to £10.50 per hour - with additional pay of £3.95 per hour when covering for members of store management.

Key responsibilities include managing individuals and certain areas of the store, and acting as a bridge between the store staff and management teams, Aldi said.

“Aldi is continuing to experience strong growth across the UK, and as a result, we are opening up the deputy store manager position nationwide,” added Aldi regional managing director James Hutcheson.

“Candidates can expect to receive a market-leading salary, a comprehensive training package and realistic progression opportunities.

“We’re looking to attract applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including those with relevant retail or management experience, and with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment,” Hutcheson said.

Posted 25 weeks ago

HS2 construction HQ will create 1,500 jobs in Birmingham

The HS2 rail network’s engineering HQ will be based in Birmingham, creating 1,500 jobs in the city, the Department of Transport has revealed.

The employees, employed by HS2 Ltd, will include the engineers and designers responsible for detailed construction plans for the track, stations and signalling, as well as support staff.

Some employees will move their base from London to the new HQ but most will be new recruits.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughin and HS2 chairman David Higgins met with Birmingham Council leader Albert Bore in Birmingham yesterday [21 July] for the launch of the city’s Urban Regeneration Company, which is tasked with maximising the benefits of HS2 for the area.

McLoughlin said: “HS2 is a vital part of our long-term economic plan. By locating the new HS2 engineering HQ in Birmingham we are bringing skilled job opportunities into the area, spreading HS2’s benefits beyond those using the new rail line.”

Posted 31 weeks ago

Schrader Electronics invests £56m in Northern Ireland, creates 241 jobs

Northern Ireland’s Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has announced the creation of 241 jobs in Schrader Electronics facilities in Carrickfergus and Antrim on the back of a significant R&D investment. Foster made the announcement on Tuesday at Schrader Electronics Ltd in Antrim.

Schrader Electronics Ltd will invest more than £56m in the expansion of its production facilities in Northern Ireland, and more than 200 high quality jobs will be created as a result over the next three years.

The company, which is a division of Schrader International, is considered a global market leader in the design, development and manufacture of remote tyre pressure monitoring systems for the automotive sector, supplying products to nearly every major car-maker in the world.

With this investment, Schrader will undertake five R&D projects and a major staff training programme to equip engineers with the latest design and production techniques.

“We expect to double turnover within three years due to both tyre pressure monitoring becoming mandatory this year in Europe, and a number of exciting new product opportunities,” said Stephen McClelland, managing director of Schrader Electronics, who says the company owes its success to its strong R&D base.

“Our Northern Ireland operations are central to R&D, process and systems development and this investment will further enhance their role within the company. Invest NI’s support will ensure that we can move quickly to get the new staff in place and the R&D projects under way,” he added.

Of the investment, £9.7m has been supplied by Invest NI, partly financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.

“This is the second significant expansion by Schrader in the last three years and it is a ringing endorsement of the company’s Northern Ireland operations, which currently employ almost 1,000 people,” said Foster. “The 241 new jobs will generate almost £7m a year in salaries and offer high value employment and training opportunities for local engineers.”

Posted 43 weeks ago