Revealed! 5 Proven Reasons Why You Need a Professionally Written CV
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By Lilian Wamaitha
A friend of mine once asked me, “Why do I need to pay someone to write a CV for me when I can simply do that on my own? And again CV writing has been there for ages. I just have to pick someone’s CV and customize it to suit my skills and expertise.” You are probably there thinking the same thing. Is it worth paying for CV writing services?
“Please help me. I have been applying for jobs for a whole year now and haven’t gotten shortlisted for a single interview. I’m starting to think that my CV could be the problem. Is it possible to hire your professional CV writing services to have better luck in the job search?” reads an email from Simon in my inbox.
With so many people out there without jobs, the competition for the few vacancies has become real. You have no choice but to make your applications stand out. Florence Mukunya, a CV Writing expert at Corporate Staffing Services, advises job seekers to be unique in their applications. “Don’t just do what others are doing. Times have changed and what may have worked those days may not work in the current job market.” she says.
So having professionals write your CV is very important and here are the reasons.
1. A professional CV brings out your value
A good CV is one that is able to sell your value not necessarily your experience. Professional CV writers are able to move past the cliché and get to what you can really do. After all at the end of the day it all about what you can offer a company not what you have done in the past. It will surprise you how a professionally written CV will position you as a valuable addition to a company not just another IT professional with five years of experience.
2. You can’t be a jack of all trades
Let’s face it; just like you go to a doctor when you are sick or call a mechanic to fix your car, you also need a professional to write your CV. A generic CV that you send to every employer is not doing you any good. Kenyan employers want to see a customized CV that is tailored to the job you are applying for and this is where professional writers come in.
3. Gives you an objective view
When it comes to compiling a CV most of us are clueless about what to put and what to leave out or what to emphasize. A professional CV writer will be able to trim your CV to what is important and put emphasis on the parts that will impress a hiring manager.
4. Times change
You have had that CV that you compiled just before you finished college. Does it mean it will always work for you? You may be the reason why you haven’t landed a serious job up to now. The truth is that times change and that CV may no longer work. Professional CV writers keep up to date through training and certification and are able to tailor your CV to the needs of the current job market.
5. It saves you from job search stress
How many times have you applied for a job and you don’t hear back from the employer? We all know the frustration and stress associated with job rejections . Why then not have a professionally written CV that will guarantee you a short listing?
In summary there are those times that will come that will require you to have a professionally written CV. Ms. Florence says that if your CV isn’t a winner, it’s a killer. Do something about it!