Testimonials

How other people have used this site to great advantage

"Dear Steve,
Hope everything is going well with you and your family.
Just a quick note to tell you I have found my dream job as COO of a leading internet research organisation and to thank you again for your help and support during the days where I was unemployed and struggling to discover my own value. Your no-nonsense approach did wonders for me. Very best regards..."

This client used the FULL CV WRITING SERVICE

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"Six years ago, I used your services to change my CV to give my career a little boost. Well, it did work wonders - since I moved from my 11 year old French job to a new career with a British consultancy firm."

This client used the FULL CV WRITING SERVICE and of course came back for further assistance.
We're here for your long term!!!
Before booking a cheap CV service, ask how long they've been in business.

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"... you wrote a CV for me nearly 10-years ago and well, the rest is really history. That CV has worked for me time and time again and played a large part in landing me several lucrative contract positions over the years, one of which I'm in right now ..."

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"I would like to thank you for great job you have done for me. CV and Cover Letter both are just amazing. I hope it will be the key for success in the future. KM."

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"Incredible! A veil has been lifted Bill. You have eloquently expressed in words how I felt inside about my career, but was too self-critical to express it myself. It is somehow easier to stick to technical facts and let my actions speak for themselves. Now you’ve captured the essence of me and set it out in 2 pages. Phenomenal!"
International Project Manager, based Germany and USA

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"Dear Steve,

Hope you are keeping well. I owe you an apology, I had promised to let you know how my job searching transpired; I can't believe a year has gone by already.

I have spent almost a year now with XXXXXXXX Consulting (top 5) which has proven to be an invaluable step, however, I have just accepted a role with XXXXXX (big oilco) - I guess what I was ultimately looking for. It is a really great opportunity which gets me out of indirect spend categories and back into operational areas.

I also wanted to thank you for crafting a great CV, it always gets me the interview and I still have head hunting agencies call me up from time to time; in fact just had to turn a great role down this morning."

CLIENT FOR FULL CV WRITING SERVICES

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"You assisted with my curriculum vitae and as promised - once I had a secured a better remuneration package and occupational position, I can now inform you that I will be starting as a logistics analyst with News International Newspapers Ltd with a 30.00% salary increase or a 2333.00% return on my original fee.

There is no doubt in my mind that your assistance and guidance were invaluable as once I posted your revised curriculum vitae I received a far more positive response than with my own version."

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"It really impressed me Bill ... it's an outstanding job."
Sales & Marketing Director - Global Automotive & FMCG, based Italy.

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"Bill - just a note to say that I have sent the CV. It was perfect and I thank you very much. You are a great interviewer and it was a great experience. Thank you."
Greek medical equipment expert applying to US for pan-European role.

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"I have been shortlisted for a job in Japan; in the meantime, I went to my first interview on Wednesday (after they had looked at my new CV!!!) in London and found out today that I got the job.

So it looks like that was probably the best £400 I've ever spent!!

Thanks for your help Bill, and I'll keep you posted about Japan."
M & E Project Manager

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Comments on the style of our courses and articles :

"Thank you for the positive feedback on my CV, that's encouraging that I'm on the right track. It feels like high praise coming from an expert. Your articles were my bedside reading and "subtle narrative" is imprinted on my brain. I think that your knowledge and wisdom is in a class of its own when it comes to CVs. You are a CV alchemist, finding gold in the raw material of people's lives, and I've been inspired.

I love your writing style, it is elegant, flows effortlessly and is educational. It is like eating a gourmet meal, beautiful to look at, deliciously tasty and deeply satisfying. There's a bite to it too."

THIS CLIENT USED THE ONLINE COURSES, THE FREE ARTICLES AND THE PAID APPRAISAL SERVICE TO RETHINK THEIR APPLICATION STYLE

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"My son has purchased the CV1 course and is finding it immensely helpful so many thanks! You are absolutely right - a conventional CV does not in any way reflect a graduates true abilities since their work experience is obviously minimal. Having followed your advice, my son has been able to present his talents in a way that has also made him appreciate exactly what he has done and what he is able to offer and this has increased his confidence. Having provided a prospective employee with his real experience (as opposed to the supermarket shelf stacking scenario your literature mentions!) he also realises that he will be providing discussion items instead of the employer having to second-guess or drag information out of a rookie in the employment arena. Tedious!"

ON BEHALF OF A CLIENT WHO USED THE CV1 COURSE FOR GRADUATES AND FIRST JOBS

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"The MBO went through successfully and the three of us are now fully ensconced as the new owners of ( supplier to the major high street retailers ). I wanted to express our thanks to you Bill for the speedy way in which you dealt with all of our profiles: they read & looked great and were commented on by the Venture Capitalists on more than one occasion."
CEO Frozen food supplier

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"Mission accomplished! All seems well with the immigration attorney. Thanks for your help Bill."
Chairman of global leader in B2B services needing a CV to support his move to the USA.

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"Hi Steve,

Just to inform you that I have started a new position as Consultant with XXXXXXX (a top five management consultancy). Thanks for all your help with writing my CV and getting it up to scratch.

I have an ex-colleague in exactly the same situation that I was: mid twenties, technical but wishing to move to a more client facing role and of course underpaid."

THIS CLIENT USED THE FULL CV WRITING SERVICE AND PATIENTLY TARGETED VERY HIGH QUALITY EMPLOYERS INDEED OVER A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS

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"Just had another interview Wednesday; first thing the guy said was 'your CV is what got you here today; best out of 100!!'"

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"A month ago, I was really un-impressed with my CV. Since then I found Steve and thought I'd take a punt at using his services to improve it. All I can say is, wow - what a brilliant guy he is! I'm very impressed with his work, he was able to get into my head, and put forward both my previous work and my personality and I now have a CV, and master covering letter that I feel confident in, which is a great feeling to have. If anyone has any worries about the quality of their own CV, I'd definitely recommend Steve to help you get it 110% right."

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"Thanks for your support Bill, I was offered the job after the 2nd interview."
Head of IT, NHS Trust

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"By the way I'm getting good feedback on the CV - one agent even described it as "smashing" after I applied for an IT directors job..."

A USER OF THE CV WRITING SERVICE

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"I'm getting positive feedback on the new look CV to people that have called me with regards to the old CV. I'm also getting fewer calls on techie jobs and better results for some programme level posts so that looks promising - hopefully interviewing will start soon."
(IT - transition upwards)

A USER OF THE CV WRITING SERVICE

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"In my opinion a good CV is fundamental to successful career management. Steve Holmes worked with me to analyse my then existing document and development something which was far far more than a historical breakdown of my professional life.

Using Steve's experience, as well as his obvious talent as a clear communicator and writer I was able to focus in on the core parts of my experience that presented me in the most positive light, parts which over time had become lost and even forgotten.

The benefits of this have been far more than I imagined. For a start the process Steve went through to understand who I am, what I've done and most importantly, what I want to do going forward was tremendously rewarding. Steve provided a supportive environment to question, critique and dig out my successes and real strengths.

I was very impressed with how Steve managed to gauge my personality, my values and motivations and translate these into powerful English. Together with the cover level they have given me immense confidence in how I am presenting / positioning myself to the world.

Firstly I sent the new CV to a large number of the traditional agencies, headhunters, recruitment 'specialists.' Normally I would receive perhaps a 10% response the majority of which by email. With the new CV Steve prepared for me this has approached 40% with half of these being telephone calls. Of the emails, the majority are from real people, not a machine or a administrator but in theory a human being!

Here's another bit of feedback. My old CV and previous versions had been on Monster for years. Not once had I been contacted about it. Yesterday I got somebody from Harvey Nash contacting me through Monster. This is a first!

Steve's service is first class and after I engaged him I found out more about who he is, what he does and how good he is. All of this feedback was very positive, I am pleased to add to it."

A USER OF THE CV WRITING SERVICE

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"Steve,

I thought you'd make a big improvement to my CV and covering letter but this far exceeded all expectations - outstanding!

I'm certain that this is going to make a dramatic difference towards getting interviews. The unexpected thing is that I now feel I need to take a little more care on my choice of applications. It definitely positions me towards my upper levels of experience and I feel I should aim for something more senior than I might otherwise go for."

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"I just wanted to let you know that I was interviewed for a post with the IOM (International Organisation for Migration) in London last Thursday. They called me the next day and offered me the job, as Team Leader for their new sub-office in Bristol, which is great news. Your advice was extremely helpful to me, it gave me the extra confidence that I needed to do well and helped me prepare in a way that I have never done before. Thank you very much!"

A USER OF THE INTERVIEW COACHING SERVICE

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"I just wanted to write and thank you for all your help rewriting both mine and my husband's CVs. I have to admit to more than a bit of scepticism at the start of the process but it was well worth the money!!

Just the response to our CV's went up ten-fold - not least because they were "different to the norm" and much more "readable" but the feedback was positive and substantive - most head-hunters and organisations made a positive comment whereas previously there had been no response and suffice to say Paul started his new job 5 weeks ago as head of sales for a management consultancy and I am starting my new job in July as channels sales director for a European Telco - based in Amsterdam - how fantastic is that?

I also want to thank you for your positive encouragement which was above and beyond the call of duty but definitely lifted my spirits at a point when I most needed it."

A USER OF THE CV WRITING SERVICE

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"Hi Steve

It is Excellent A+++++.It has surpassed anything I could conjure and has the essence of my life, experience, skill which I being try to convey for years and only from a telephone conversation. Amazing.

Would like to thank you and really appreciated the work done."

A USER OF THE CV WRITING SERVICE

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"It's brilliant! Worth every penny Bill, many thanks. I would never have come up with a CV like that."
Publishing Manager

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"... in the process of looking for a new position & wishing to improve my job hunting process, I had the good fortune to come across your website. The sentiments you expressed relative to the unprofessional practices carried out by CV service providers & career consultants struck a chord with me.

I had seen a senior role advertised on a jobsite and wanted to improve my chances of getting an interview. So last week, I enrolled on/subscribed to all three of your Masterclass modules - all of which are insightfully brilliant!

Last weekend I undertook your tutelage / followed your advice and scrapped my existing approach. On Saturday & Sunday, I totally reconstructed my CV & covering letter. My new CV & covering letter finished despite a last minute rush, bore no resemblance to their predecessors and at a quarter to one Monday morning, I emailed my application to a highly professional & reputable international recruitment consultant organisation.

What follows is true : A first for me after all the frustration I experienced in my 15 month jobsearch - I received a call from the consultants 14 hours later at 3:00pm Monday afternoon following which an interview has now been arranged !! Never before had I obtained a positive result so quickly ! Needless to say that I'm now studying the interview preparation module hard !!

The real purpose of this communication however, is to convey a humble thank you. What you have provided at a meagre cost in your CV Masterclass, is an undoubted reflection of the love that you have for your fellow man.

I don't know you, nor have met you, but some how you are no stranger ! I pray that I can follow in your footsteps in some similar way to help others.

God bless you.

With very best regards & heartfelt gratitude."

A USER OF THE CV MASTERCLASS COURSE, ADVANCED COVER LETTER WRITING AND ADVANCED INTERVIEW PREPARATION

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"Apologies for not responding sooner, before working further on the CV I had been waiting on the outcome of a series of interview opportunities generated by the latest version, one of which has now developed into a job offer and I accepted last Friday.

Many thanks indeed for your input and in providing an essential insight into the psychology of recruiting - a job well done!"

STEVE DIDN'T EVEN FINISH WORKING ON THIS ONE ...

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"Many thanks for your help Bill - it paid off and I got the job!"
B2B Training Manager

CLIENT FOR FULL CV WRITING SERVICES

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"As an independent coach preparing tenders for large organisations, I became very aware of the extent to which my CV had dated. I confess to having developed a format nearly 20 years ago and having changed little.

Steve's masterclass is a joy to work with, serious with a funny edge. As an ex-HR director, I've seen everything he complains about, and whinged about it myself.

I now have a CV which clearly illustrates what I do and what value I can add. This programme is great value for money."

A USER OF THE CV MASTERCLASS COURSE

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"I have been helping graduates and professionals to write CVs and cover letters for a couple years now. I must admit that most of the clients were quite happy with the service and thanked me for helping to land the jobs/interviews.

My embarrassment comes from the fact that I took the CV MasterClass and noticed the glaring mistakes that I made. Definitely value for money."

A USER OF THE CV MASTERCLASS COURSE

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"Bill - have received the CV, and my first thoughts are WOW, I'm definitely impressed."
Self-employed IT Project Manager

CLIENT FOR FULL CV WRITING SERVICES

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"How on earth you manage to stay in business as a professional CV writer when literally you offer most of your expertise for free accompanied by a masterclass for the mere price of a pint and a packet of crisps is a mystery...

I’m very impressed! Particularly with the online course(s) you offer at cv-masterclass.com that have literally lifted my CV to a different level. Emailed it to four different CEOs within my international network on Tuesday, and two have already responded that they are eager to discuss the prospects of future collaboration.

Mind you, I thought my CV was near perfect as it was, but fine tuning it to reach its full potential has totally redefined my career and finally given me the confidence to draw on my professional contacts in a (no longer) desperate pursuit of landing an executive management position in the UK (DK national)."

FROM A CONTRIBUTOR AT THE MONSTER UK JOB FORUM WHERE STEVE WAS THE RESIDENT EXPERT FROM THE UK LAUNCH UNTIL 2004.
A USER OF THE CV MASTERCLASS COURSE AND ADVANCED COVER LETTER WRITING

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"Dear Mr Holmes,
Again I would like to thank you for your advice... After using your Student CV Guide. I'd like to say that I have had a response from the first company I sent it to, only two days after I mailed it. I have been applying for jobs now for nearly a year and have not had a single response from my former c.v. so to get one that quick from my new c.v. is to me phenomenal. So I would like to say to anyone who would be considering buying the CV Masterclass packages, that they should not hesitate to do so, if they do they are only hindering their own job prospects. Thanks again from a very satisfied customer.

Truly sincerely, R.H."

A USER OF CV1

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"Hi Steve
Just a short thank you note to say your 'do it yourself' approach to re-writing ones own c.v. was great. A very different and unique approach to the process, it was very impressive and really made me put a lot of thought into what I actually needed to do, and achieve.

It has really been an eye opener for me, I used to be so proud of my old antiquated c.v. but could never realise why recruiters did not see what I saw. Had such a nice experience rediscovering my past working history and achievements. Once again thank you for your thoughts and input."

THIS CLIENT USED CV SAGE (no longer available) FOR MOST OF THE REDISCOVERY WORK AND THEN CV MENTOR FOR A FINAL TWEAKING BY STEVE, a highly cost-effective way of achieving a dramatic improvement for yourself. You get a brilliant CV and you know why it works.

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"... your CV Masterclass has a great level of humour, somewhere between John Cleese and Stephen Fry."

A USER OF THE CV MASTERCLASS COURSE

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"Hi Steve,

Initial thoughts are wow! thank you for this, well worth the small price and great you came back so quickly. I will go through this all in more detail tonight and put your recommendations into action."

A USER OF THE APPRAISAL SERVICE

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"Steve,

Just to let you know. 1st CV sent off, 1st Interview, Job Offered & accepted as Commercial Manager/Business Development Manager for an IT Software/Services Company!

Thanks for your time, effort & professionalism."

A USER OF CV1

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"Steve,

You certainly don't hang about!

You can thank yourself for my CV being up to scratch, since it's solely due to your advice on Monster, the paid-for content on cv-masterclass.com and your excellent free articles.

Thanks for all your help.

Best regards"

A USER OF THE CV MASTERCLASS COURSE, ADVANCED COVER LETTER WRITING AND ADVANCED INTERVIEW PREPARATION

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"When I first signed up to the CV1 Masterclass I was a little apprehensive at the style of the CV it was asking me to produce, that was until I created one the way it said and then compared it to my old one WOW, what a difference. It was like I was talking about two different people. The proof was in the pudding as I applied for a job, landed an interview the next day and got the job offered to me on the same day. I am now earning £29000 a year as a Network Engineer all at the age of 20, with excellent prospects for the future. I don't need to tell you to use this Masterclass, I think the end result speaks for itself.

I remember you saying to me that I have made your day when I phoned you to tell you, well I remember telling you that you have made my career for which I cant thank you enough.

So when I'm going for those higher position jobs ( more money!) if your still around I suppose I will be purchasing another CV package!

Thanks once again for all the effort and thought you put into you work as it really does makes a difference to people in immeasurable ways."

A USER OF THE CV1 COURSE

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