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Why do you need a CV review?

For some people, CVs are a daunting thing and they just don't know how best to approach them. And for others, they may think that they already possess the perfect CV - but like most things, they are subject to change, and if you're not constantly making amendments then your CV will get outdated quickly. This article will explore some of the main reasons you should be looking to get your CV reviewed by a professional CV writer.

Gaps in Employment/Education

When employers see gaps in your employment or education they tend to fear the worst - it's always best to briefly explain your gaps in your CV to avoid being judged unfairly before you get another chance to explain yourself. Many people take extended periods of time off work for various reasons, and some people may be uncomfortable about writing it on their CV. If you don't know how to explain these gaps, a review from a professional CV writer will allow you to better understand the kinds of reasons people commonly use, and which one best describes your reasoning.

Been in the same job for a long period of time

Many people tend to stay in the same job or company for long periods of time, therefore they don't have any reason to keep their CV up to date. It's perfectly normal to feel uneasy about coming back to writing your CV, and we can help ease that feeling of unease by giving you a review of the current state of your CV and how we can improve it going forwards.

Unsure about CV structure and what you should include in your CV
How your CV should be structured is a long-running debate between many different people, so ultimately you may think that your CV structure will be wrong in the eyes of half of all employers. However it is not that black and white, at RevolvedCV we know how to create a structure that will tick all the right boxes for employers across the board.

Nervous about selling yourself on your CV

A lot of people don't like talking about themselves, let alone selling themselves in a CV or job interview - we get it it. But the thing you have to remember is: your competitors will. You have to make yourself stand out from the crowd in a way that is exaggerated but still truthful, we have years worth of collective experience in CV writing and recruitment, so we understand what it takes to make you look good on your CV.

Confused about ATS and appropriate keywords

Applicant Tracking System(s) - or ATS for short, is an automated recruitment service that most big companies use to track, review and respond to CVs on a large scale. It saves the company time and money and it's a part of recruitment life now, so we have to deal with it. Luckily for you, at RevolvedCV we know what it takes for a CV to be ATS-compliant via the use of career-specific keywords that will get your CV noticed by a real human. You can read more about the ATS and it's affect on job searching here.

How can RevolvedCV help you?

If you're not convinced already - did we mention that you can get this CV review for free? Here at Revolved CV, our main focus is helping people, that's why we want to offer you a free consultation of your current CV, no matter what state it is in. From there, it's completely up to you what you want to do, but we will give you an insight into the services we can provide with a 100% guarantee on your satisfaction by the end.

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