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WWB offers bespoke recruitment solutions for
professionals from Accountancy, Finance,
Banking, Insurance and Human Resources
for local, national and international
clients and candidates.

With a local presence and a global reach, we
have successfully been servicing the needs
of clients and candidates from all over the
world since 2001.

The Pros and Cons of Professional CV Writers.

These days, it really couldn’t be easier to find a professional CV writing service that’s ready and willing to pen your CV on your behalf for a pretty modest price.

Unsurprisingly, thousands of jobseekers are turning to these kinds of services every day to help give their applications and job prospects a shot in the arm, but at the same time there’s much confusion as to whether or not professional CV writers are in fact sensible choices.

The simple fact of the matter is that in a strictly legal sense, there’s nothing to stop anyone from having a third party write their own CV on their behalf. The reason being that it’s only when you submit a CV to a recruiter that you technically sign-off to everything it contains being the truth – the CV writer therefore playing no role in this part of the deal. Instead, they simple produce a professional quality document with the information you give them and that’s that; nothing is included that you yourself don’t request or authorise.

So technically speaking, you’re actually only gaining help with the ‘construction’ of the CV as opposed to the information it will list.

In this case you could also argue that there’s nothing morally wrong with seeking this kind of help, as it changes nothing about who you are and what you have to offer. Still, there are pros and cons that come with professionals CV writing services that should be taken into account before going ahead.

The Pros of Professional CV Writing Services.

Some of the key benefits of having the professionals pen your CV on your behalf are as follows:

  • Expert help with deciding what to keep in and what to take out.
  • A CV that’s structured in a way employers are likely to respond to.
  • Lower chance of spelling mistakes and other careless errors.
  • More time to spend on other areas of the recruitment process, like searching for jobs.
  • Faster results – your CV could be completed and returned within hours.
  • Affordable prices – standard CVs do not cost a great deal to have penned on your behalf.

The Cons of Professional CV Writing Services.

As for the downsides, it’s worth taking into account the following before making your final decisions:

  • Some employers will not respond kindly to pro-penned CVs – it may be interpreted as laziness.
  • The CV writer doesn’t know you and has never met you so cannot possibly know as much as you know.
  • Professionally written CVs may contain untruths or misleading information due to miscommunication.
  • It’s often more beneficial for the long term to learn how to pen a great CV yourself.
  • Some believe professional CV writing is unfair as not all job applicants can afford it.

On the whole therefore, it’s really just a matter of opinion and cannot be considered fundamentally right or wrong. There’s much to be said for making your application sing with a quality CV, but at the same time there’s always the chance your prospective employer will know you didn’t write the CV and will not be entirely won over by the fact.

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