A month within the lifetime of CV Shed


One other yr has flown by and it’s time for the fourth annual round-up of what I’ve been as much as at CV Shed. I really like to put in writing these opinions – it provides me the prospect to take inventory of my enterprise and look again at what’s modified since earlier round-ups. It additionally provides potential purchasers some perception into what I do, to assist them resolve in the event that they need to work with me!

The large information this yr is that – after 12 years as a sole dealer – CV Shed turned a restricted firm! All of it feels very critical and grown up, however in impact nothing’s actually modified. I’ve received an Accountant to do the icky bits that I don’t get pleasure from, so I can give attention to delivering the identical nice CV Shed providers. So, what have I been as much as this yr?

CV evaluations

I launched a
CV analysis service to the CV Shed providing, which has proved actually fashionable! If purchasers are already pleased with their CV, or don’t need to pay for the complete rewrite service, they will request an analysis within the type of personalised suggestions on their doc, with suggestions for enchancment and an professional opinion on its strengths and weaknesses.

CV critiques

I began a brand new contract earlier on this yr, offering CV critiques for a corporation primarily based in Switzerland. There’s an actual combine within the selection and high quality of CVs I obtain and, primarily based on the suggestions I get, the purchasers discover the critiques actually useful. This has quickly grow to be my largest contract, taking a couple of hours of every single day. I even have an identical contract with one other firm within the UK, the place I do far fewer hours however present an identical CV critique service.

Content material enhancing

I’ve continued to edit and publish articles for a corporation primarily based in America. I edit 25 posts a month throughout 3 UK and US blogs, to make sure they meet the necessities of the transient and are written consistent with the fashion information. The writing group is fab to work with and this can be a enjoyable, if busy, contract.

Weblog writing

I’ve additionally began writing posts a few US blogs. I discover the writing course of actually pleasant (more often than not!). You’ll additionally see a few of my posts on the
British Affiliation of CV Writers’ web site and, after all, on the
CV Shed weblog.

CVs for personal clients

As all the time, I’ve carried on writing CVs for my non-public clients. I’ve had an actual combine this yr, from latest graduates to senior executives and every thing in between. I’ve additionally up to date a couple of CVs for a earlier clients, including their newest jobs as its time for them to maneuver on once more.

Workers profiles

I nonetheless write employees profiles for brand spanking new employees at a building firm, to be used of their bidding packs. This contract doesn’t have an enormous quantity, nevertheless it’s nice to have the ability to write for a distinct viewers – the readers of those profiles are potential enterprise purchasers, quite than recruiters and employers.

Attending lunch & study periods

As a licensed member of the British Affiliation of CV Writers, I often attend their Lunch & Be taught periods to remain updated with developments in CV writing and to get enterprise recommendation from the assorted audio system. I even had the chance to fulfill a number of of them in actual life in November, when the primary in-person gathering was held on the British Library!


One way or the other, across the busiest yr in CV Shed historical past, I’ve managed to finish the primary yr of my grasp’s diploma in Utilized English. Learning remotely has supplied the pliability I want to suit assignments round work and I’m having enjoyable exploring new matters I’d by no means thought-about earlier than.

January is all the time my busiest time of the yr, so when you have any tasks that you just’d like me to work on, please do
get in contact sooner quite than later. New yr, new profession? I could make you sound superb – let’s do it!