As a specialist and focused Executive CV Service, before we started our Executive CV Writing Service, we undertook some market research. This left us with the question of what should an Executive CV Service include?
Most CV Writing services are based around the speed of turn around, in creating a more marketable and better presented version of you. This is driven by the candidate side of the market which wants to use job boards, although these only account for 12% of fulfilled jobs annually.
Hence, the CV Writing services offer 24 hour turn around for draft CV’s, and paper copies as optional extras. Within the service, you should have a 30min phone call to go through your work history and assess your strengths, understand what you want to do, and output a draft document which focus the two together.
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But while these basic CV service are clear to understand, what drafting services does the use of the term Executive CV Service actually mean when they start charging more? Is it a quicker turn around, a larger selection of CV Layouts, or the inclusion of better quality paper?
Or does it reflect that you get a better quality CV Writer for paying more, and that their standard service – once you take out profit margin and overheads – can only realistically be provided by someone on the UK National Minimum Wage? Is their Executive CV Service just therefore a piece of confession marketing?
A CV is pretty simple to understand: a two page factually based pitch against a specific job. But a service should step further than two better quality pieces of paper.
In an experiment last year, a national employment organisation took 20 job seekers. For 10 of them, they rewrote their CV’s, while the other 10 were schooled in the art of applying for jobs. The result was that both groups gained worked at about the same rate, an improvement on the average job seeker. But when a third test group of 10 job seekers were given both pieces of the experiment, they gained employment at three times the rate of the two earlier test groups, and five times quicker than the average job seeker, who presently takes around 10.5months to find a job.