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A month within the lifetime of CV Shed

A month within the lifetime of CV Shed


How can it’s that point of yr already? Welcome again behind the scenes of CV Shed as I conduct the normal annual assessment of what I’ve been as much as lately. One factor’s for positive – it’s been busy!

CVs for personal prospects

CV writing enterprise has been hectic lately and I’ve had extra orders from personal prospects than I can ever keep in mind having earlier than. These orders are the guts of my enterprise – I like not simply presenting prospects with a CV that may assist them to land interviews, but in addition listening to how assured it makes them really feel after they learn them.

Only a choice of CVs that I’ve written lately embody: a Content material Author, a Gross sales and Advertising and marketing Specialist, a Communications Director, a postgraduate scholar, an import-export enterprise proprietor, a Head of Studying and Improvement, a Technical IT Mission Supervisor and a Workforce Administrator.

Modifying blogs

On the finish of final yr, I grew to become the Editor of a UK weblog targeted on CVs and job search matters. Since then, the consumer has requested me to take over two of their US blogs as nicely. The three blogs whole over 2,000 posts up to now and I’m regularly going over the outdated posts to deliver them as much as scratch while including 22 new posts every month from my marvellous group of writers on either side of the Atlantic.

I’ve additionally been modifying weblog posts and newsletters for a serviced residence firm (assume Airbnb for the chief market), which has been actually attention-grabbing and an effective way to step outdoors my typical material. It’s jogged my memory how a lot I like engaged on the modifying facet of my enterprise!

Writing articles

The serviced residence firm has additionally requested me to write down weblog posts for them – once more that is one thing I’ve had nice enjoyable doing. Because it wants extra analysis than my typical matters, I’m discovering out loads of attention-grabbing details about locations I’ve by no means been to!

On high of that, I proceed to write down posts for the
CV Shed weblog – partly to assist potential prospects and jobseekers and partly simply because I like doing it! I additionally write the odd publish for the UK job search weblog that I edit, too.

CV evaluations

Just a few weeks again I revamped my
CV assessment service and it’s proved overwhelmingly in style! A number of individuals have taken me up on the provide of a free CV assessment – they’re an effective way to lift consciousness of CV Shed and produce new prospects into the enterprise, while nonetheless providing worth to people who can’t stretch to a full skilled re-write.

CV contracts

I’ve been serving to one other CV author to create CVs for a authorities contract that she has. These CVs are typically for unemployed individuals aiming to get again into work, so it’s been very rewarding to have the ability to make a distinction to their job search.

Workers profiles

I nonetheless work with a development firm to write down employees profiles for his or her bidding packs. The quantity has dropped since I began – I initially had each worker on my to-do checklist! Now the majority of the work is completed and I solely want to organize profiles for his or her new starters as they step into the enterprise.

Social media

I proceed to publish recurrently on
Fb and
Instagram – comply with me for brand spanking new weblog posts, infographics, CV suggestions and updates about CV Shed.


For causes I can’t fully fathom, I made a decision in the summertime – virtually on a whim – that I’d do a Grasp’s diploma. I’m now finding out in the direction of an MA in Utilized English at Nottingham College. Fortunately, it’s a distance studying course, and tremendous versatile, so it’s becoming very well round my different commitments. One task accomplished… 17 extra to go!

I’ve additionally turn out to be an authorized member of the British Affiliation of CV Writers and recurrently attend their Lunch & Study periods. Though we’re technically rivals, everyone seems to be tremendous supportive and it’s an amazing useful resource for each discovering new shoppers and referring current shoppers onwards. It is also reassuring for my prospects to know that they are working with an accredited CV author, in what has turn out to be a really overcrowded trade.

Can I assist you?

It’s been busier than ever right here at CV Shed, however should you need assistance I’ll at all times discover time. Whether or not you’re after
a brand new CV,
a free assessment, or
content material writing and modifying providers, I could make you sound wonderful! Simply
get in contact and I’ll look ahead to working with you within the new yr. 



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