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Professional CV.

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by stupot101, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. stupot101

    stupot101 Established commenter

    Has anyone paid for a professional CV writing service?

    I have read of someone on TES forum who recently has used such a company, but I am unable to trace them. (I have tried the search facility, and also Google.)

    It is not for a teaching job by the way.

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter



    Because the statutory guidance is that maintained schools should not ask for nor accept CVs, and many of the other schools not obliged to follow this (Academies, Frees, Indies) often follow this as considered best practice.

    Do be wary, @stupot101 , as some of this professional CV writing firms turn out the weirdest of stuff - I have seen ones with a sort of Personal Mission Statement at the beginning that looks really off-putting.

    You don't want to pay for something and not use it.

    You might be just as well off just getting an experienced secretary to lay out your CV for you, so that it looks professional and pleasing.

    Best wishes

  3. stupot101

    stupot101 Established commenter

    Thank you for the reply TheoGriff. I will keep your advice in mind.
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  5. thethiefoftime

    thethiefoftime Occasional commenter

    @stupot101 There's also a ton of free advice on the Guardian careers site, plus a load of YouTube videos from reliable careers advice companies telling you what to include and how to structure it etc
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Thanks for that reminder, @thethiefoftime .

    But just ensure that the advice and examples are from UK, not US.

    Best wishes


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