Help With My CV

CV writing support, development or makeovers

Help With My CV provides local support when you need help with writing your CV. It might be for your first job application, a job change, or when you want to give your CV a full makeover. It could be that you just need a second opinion on the CV you already have.

This is a confidential and personal one-to-one service focused on helping you to create a professional, effective CV and/or Covering Letter.

We are based near Ely, Cambridge covering Newmarket, Cambridge and Ely.


Personal CV Website Service

Having a personal CV website to promote yourself and your skills is now something a lot of people are doing because it can be exceptionally beneficial. It sets you apart from those using social media and paper versions, and gives you the opportunity to include, and promote your website address in emails and other communications.
Perfectly reasonably it is not everyone's desire or within their skillset to create their own site, which is why we offer this link.
To set up your own three page CV website please go to cv-website.neilford.co.uk


"I came to Neil for a fresh set of eyes on my CV and covering letter as I had been staring at it for too long. Neil helped with the arrangement of important information and keywords. A few minor changes made a big difference to the way my CV and covering letter can now be read by employers."
K.B. Ely

"Neil, Thank you very much for this, it’s taken on board. We appreciate your thoughts and will think about what we are doing. We really appreciate your help and thank you for everything . I know you're there if we need help."
S.J. Ely

CV support options are listed below next to each service offered. You will find:

- The CV Makeover Service
- Our CV Development Service
- A FREE CV Template which includes some completion notes
- A FREE Covering Letter Template which, again, offers completion notes

For the most part this service is offered online and by email, however, whichever option you choose we will need to have a phone or Skype chat to clarify some of the detail.

For more information or to ask any questions please email Neil - Email.

For more information about Neil and his skillset click here and here.

CV BASICS

Some key points which relate to every CV:
- Make sure you complete all relevant sections
- Consider the intended reader - make it easy to read
- Keep it simple - avoid waffle
- Run a spell-check and ask someone else to read it through
- Two sides of A4 is about right for any CV. A bit longer for some older applicants
- If applying for a specific role make sure the key skills/attributes are included
- Avoid using mixed or fancy fonts

CV SERVICES

Under normal circumstances your CV and/or Covering Letter will be ready within 3-4 working days.

Please be prepared to email your CV - or your CV so far - and any other relevant documentation.

CV Makeover

A CV Makeover is offered for those situations where you have a CV but it has not been used for some time and it perhaps needs refreshing. A makeover can also be considered when job applications you are making fail to get that all-important interview.

CV Development

The CV Development service is on offer for those writing their CV for the first time or maybe doing a rewrite and needing input and ideas to bring it to life.

Free CV Template

If you are looking for a widely accepted CV layout which will fit most job applications, click the link below. You will find useful completion notes in italics in each section.
Click here for the CV Template

Free Covering Letter Template

Covering Letters can be very simple, or quite lengthy and detailed. The free one offered here is intended to provide your letter base and can fit most requirements.
Click here for the Covering Letter Template