We get by with a little help from our friends.
We've done it. We've found a link between The Beatles and CVs. You're welcome. (Although we recognise that 'With a Little Help from My Friends' is applicable in just about any situation.)
Your CV is a very personal document, and it can feel a little awkward asking for help when you're stuck, particularly if you haven't had a straightforward career trajectory. After all, you're bearing the story of your education and career for all to see. But let's make one thing clear: It's OK to ask for help. After all, John Lennon and Paul McCartney told us so.
Writing a CV can be tricky because the rules are somewhat amorphous. While there are some obvious, top-level requirements ‒ including your contact details, education and work history ‒ there are other expectations that are often too far away to grasp.
With job-search stakes so high, what can you do?
Singing a tune to reach out to a CV-writing service like TopCV is one option. Platforms like us were designed specifically to help those in need of CV assistance, so it's OK to let us. We won't stand up and walk out on you.
Writing a CV is its own skill
Many of us may have had a basic lesson on how to write a CV in school, so we understand the fundamentals of the document. However, do you know how to write a personal statement? Do you understand what applicant tracking systems are? And do you know the difference between a functional and chronological CV (and the types in between)?
It's OK if the answer is a firm 'no' – it will be for most people. And that's because it takes a specific skill set to write a good CV and why there are professional CV-writing services out there to lend a hand.
Expert CV writers are trained to identify what recruiters and employers are looking for from applicants' CVs. Not only do they know how to deconstruct a job description and understand exactly how a CV will be reviewed once submitted, but they also know how to tease the wheat from the chaff when it comes to a person's career history and format it in the best possible way.
CV writers are professionals in their field, so trust them to take your CV to the next level.
Time is a valuable resource
Looking for a job is a time-intensive process. In addition to your day-to-day ‒ which for many may be maintaining a current job while searching for a new one ‒ you suddenly have to make gaps for researching, CV tweaking, cover-letter writing, screening calls, interviews and more. That's a tall order for most of us.
Thankfully, through the power of the digital world, there are a variety of services available to make your job hunt easier, especially if you're time-poor. Don't have time to search for available jobs? Set up alerts with job boards and you'll receive postings straight to your inbox. Don't have time to head up the high street and hand in your application? Submit it online. Stuck on formatting your CV? Hand it to a CV-writing service to do it for you.
It's not being lazy ‒ it's being resourceful. By being savvy and taking advantage of the services around you, you'll create more impactful job applications.
We'll lend you our ears
We dare you to sing us a song, and an out-of-tune one at that, because we will always be there to listen, assist and empower.
You're not on your own when it comes to job applications, and it's OK to ask for help. CV-writing services like us are there on standby to support job hunters with impressive CVs that bring them closer to their dream jobs.
When you submit your CV to a service like TopCV, our cavalry will arm you with a strong and polished document ‒ but we'll also offer you the gifts of time and peace of mind, as you'll be free to focus your energy on other areas of your job search.
With the right circle of friends, asking for help is the difference between slowly inching towards your next career milestone and soaring towards it with open arms.
TopCV is ready to lend a hand. Click here to learn more about our professional CV-writing services.