An up-to-date CV is a must-have addition to your commercial tool-kit, whether or not you are considering a change of career.
In working with clients to develop their personal brand, we have helped them by creating bespoke CVs that engage the reader with a compelling overview of their professional achievement. These CVs are an invaluable resource in providing evidence of expertise to secure media opportunities, business panel selection, non-executive roles, industry body positions and more.
A persuasive career biography (CV) can also play a strong supporting role in applications for industry and business awards.
Contemplating the writing of an effective CV, one that will really sell your strengths and showcase your achievements, can be daunting. It can be tough being objective about your own successes, to the extent that you risk underselling your value by down playing the impact you have made and the results you have delivered. In addition, many find that assigning time to the task in an already busy schedule is impractical.
Our CV writer, Rachel Vincent, will work closely with you to gather all required information, posing questions, requesting feedback and making suggestions for additional input. The resulting CV will persuasively emphasise your experience and accomplishments and clearly communicate the added value that you could bring to a given engagement.
Rachel Vincent, our CV expert, has recently completed work with a multi-award winning Sheffield businesswoman, writing a CV that will effectively position our client for the next exciting chapter in her career.
Rachel created a CV that strongly showcases all strands of our busy client’s amazing experience, encompassing board level engineering sector operations expertise; non-executive industry advisory roles; and education sector governorships and committee positions.
Now prospective employers and those organisations seeking to benefit from our client’s expertise have only to look at the CV to gain an immediate understanding of the knowledge and skills that she can bring to the table.
Rachel began by gathering some initial information from a variety of sources to form the basis of the first draft of the CV. Rachel annotated this with all of the questions, suggestions and feedback requests that would enable her to build an outcome focused CV clearly evidencing our client’s impact and achievements. This initial draft gave our client her first glimpse of what the finished version might look like and she told Rachel, ”I’m blown away by the content already.”
This first version of the CV provided the perfect framework for Rachel’s in-depth face-to-face interview with our client, during which she gathered all of the information she would need to complete the CV.
Having crafted a second draft of the CV incorporating the input gleaned, the work was nearly complete. A couple of calls to tweak and fine tune and the CV was ready to go! Our client’s reaction on taking receipt was an emphatic “wow!” Over the moon with what Rachel has achieved, she has already referred Keep Your Fork’s CV service to others within her network and has provided the following glowing testimonial:
The very thought of having to write a new CV after 30 years of continuous employment was scary. I was referred to Rachel and how grateful I am. After a conversation and subsequent meeting I was blown away by the piece of work she produced. Her affable personality and keen eye for detail teased things out of my background I had almost forgotten were there! Working with Rachel was easy, convivial and produced a final CV that is professional, enlightening and amazing! I would recommend Rachel to anyone.