In the job search race, here's how you can get ahead

Competition for jobs is fierce, so if you want to be in with a chance of securing your dream role you need to stand out. Job hunting is about more than just yourself and the employer ‒ you need to consider the other applicants too. Why should the recruiter choose you above them? That's where a professional CV writer comes in.

You'll identify and understand your value

First and foremost, a professional CV writer will help you to identify exactly what differentiates you from other applicants ‒ what your key skills are, how to frame them in relation to your target role, and how you can add value that others can't. Your writer's expertise lies in actively selling you to an employer by positioning you head and shoulders above the competition.

Your writer will research relevant keywords to include, advise on anything missing from your current CV, and prompt you to provide the information necessary to fill any gaps. At the end of the exercise, you'll not only have a CV which positions you competitively in the job market, but you'll also be full of renewed confidence in your abilities. Plus, you will have had a chance to think about your career and successes from a fresh perspective, making you better prepared for the interview ahead.

You'll pass the computer sift

Did you know that the vast majority of medium and large businesses use applicant tracking systems? An ATS is a specialist type of software that helps recruiters to sort and rank CVs. A professionally-written CV ensures that you're presenting an application which maximises your chances of performing well on the ATS parse and progressing on to the next stage of the recruitment process. Your writer will implement the latest ATS optimisation techniques, to ensure your CV has the best possible layout and content. Some of your competitors will fall by the wayside by sending a CV which is either unintelligible or unimpressive to the ATS, while you'll race ahead to the next stage.

Related: Beat the bots: 6 tips for writing an ATS-friendly CV

You'll be able to use your time more productively

By delegating your CV writing to a professional, you'll have more time to dedicate to other tasks ‒ like finding the jobs to apply for, building your LinkedIn network, researching potential employers, or even just sitting down with a nice cup of tea! Many of our clients come to us having spent hours working on their CVs and trying to fine-tune it, only to find limited success. Instead of labouring over a document, tweaking it to the point where it stops making sense and still misses the mark, let a professional CV writer take over. A professional perspective can work wonders and you'll have unearthed more time for boosting other job-search efforts.

At TopCV, we're experts in positioning our customers ahead of the competition. With a team of highly experienced writers producing successful CVs for every kind of job imaginable, we're well placed to help you to take the next step in your career. You'll be matched with a writer who can get your job search out of the starting blocks and leave the competition trailing in your wake ‒ nothing makes us happier than hearing about your job wins!

Ready to get ahead of your competition? Let us help you reach the finish line. Learn more about working with TopCV's professional CV writers.

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