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Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s some of the questions we hear most. If you still need help, please reach out to us and we’d be happy to assist!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s some of the questions we hear most. If you still need help, please reach out to us and we’d be happy to assist!

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Can a single CV effectively showcase my diverse range of skills and abilities across various roles and domains?

Generally, yes, although it may depend on the industry. For example, CV’s in IT are fairly detailed 3-5 page documents that include almost all your responsibilities and achievements. They can most effectively target 2-3 job titles (which are logically linked). If you prefer, we can produce a more generalist CV that can cover more roles or we can write multiple versions of your CV. Contact us to discuss.

How long will my new CV be?

Your writer will determine the optimal length for your CV, however, if you have a firm view
on the maximum length that you want, please let your writer at the beginning of the

I want different versions of my CV so I can apply for different roles.

Your CV must showcase the mandatory skills and experience described in the job ad to have a chance of getting a phone interview.

Customising your CV for each job application can be very effective, especially if it is just adding a few sentences/keywords. The balance is that you may need to delete some content to add more. You also need to be careful of your message losing authenticity if the same recruiter/manager sees very different versions of your CV, especially if they don’t match your LinkedIn profile.

CV Writers + ITCV Writers can help you manage this risk and can also write different versions of your CV. A One-Page Resume is a powerful tool for presenting specialist skills without changing your CV. Contact us to discuss this further.

What do you mean by Cover Letter ‘Template’?

A Cover Letter Template is a MS Word document that contains a structure for writing a cover letter and suggestions on how fill it with content. These content suggestions have been customised for you personally. You will still need to spend time writing a new cover letter each time you use one.

There is no such thing as an effective One-Cover-Letter-For-All-Jobs. If you do not want to spend time customising a cover letter for an employer, don’t bother sending one.

Do I send Cover Letters to IT recruiters?

You don’t need to unless they specifically ask. Agency recruiters don’t usually read cover letters so I don’t recommend spending time writing one. You don’t know who their client is so you couldn’t customise it effectively anyway.

If your CV contains the right skills and experience, the recruiter will usually give you a phone interview. During the process they may ask you to write Selection Criteria which is passed onto the client.

What is the timeline to get the CV, LinkedIn and Cover Letter done?

Standard turnaround time for CVs is 5-10 business days from the day you are introduced to your writer. The turnaround time is dependent on your prompt responses to any requests for information and your availability to discuss content over the phone or on video calls, if required. After we collect the first round of data for your CV, your writer will need 2-3 business days to issue the first draft.  You have 21 days to provide us with all your feedback. During the 21-day review process, any changes, questions, or corrections, will be responded to in 1-2 business days.

Are there any options for express delivery?

Although our standard turnaround time for orders is 5-10 business days, for an extra $199 rush fee, you can get your CV delivered in under 5 days.

Can you create my CV in a webpage or weblink that I can forward to people?

We don’t offer this service as we think the best strategy is for your online professional profile to be on LinkedIn. It’s cheaper, the profile template they use is excellent, and you have a far greater chance of being found in searches.

If you want an alternative to attaching your CV to emails, save it as a document on Google Drive (or similar cloud service) and send people the link. When saved in the Cloud, make sure you check the document’s privacy settings are set to ‘Open with Link’.

Is it really that important to update my LinkedIn profile?

LinkedIn is an important part of your profile as a job-seeker and, as it is in the public domain, recruiters check your LinkedIn profile for consistency against your CV. Differences between your CV and LinkedIn are a big red flag for recruiters and may result in your CV not getting short-listed.

LinkedIn has become a primary platform for recruiters to search and identify potential candidates based on their roles and skill sets. In fact, recruiters often browse LinkedIn profiles before advertising a job vacancy. By ensuring your profile is comprehensive and up to date, you increase the likelihood of being discovered and appreciated by recruiters during this initial stage. Consequently, this may grant you the opportunity to secure interviews and access the “hidden job market” before roles are publicly released. Therefore, investing time and effort in updating your LinkedIn profile can significantly enhance your professional prospects.

Will you login into my LinkedIn account and update it for me?

LinkedIn does not allow you to give third party’s access to your personal LinkedIn account. Therefore, you must change your privacy settings and ‘cut & paste’ new content yourself (following our detailed instructions). We will give you all the help we can.

How do I protect my privacy on LinkedIn?

Our LinkedIn writing services include recommendations for your profile privacy settings as a job seeker. The LinkedIn Help Centre also provides comprehensive information on this topic.

Will my coaching/training sessions be face-to-face or over Skype?

We can conduct face-to-face training in the Melbourne CBD. Otherwise, video sessions are held over Skype/Zoom.

Do I need Australian market expertise?

Having Australian market expertise is advantageous for job seekers in Australia, however it is not always an absolute requirement. All overseas experience is relevant and should be showcased in your CV. It may be necessary to mitigate a lack of local knowledge – this is a task that your writer can help you with. It is often better to address perceived gaps head-on if you feel they are an issue – a statement in your cover letter is a good place to address potential objections or perceived risks an employer might hold.

The challenge of breaking into the local market is a good reason to hire a professional writer and it may be worth investing in coaching to help you deal with this matter at the interview stage.

Are you in Melbourne? If I were to relocate to Sydney, will your work on the CV still be valid?

CV Writers + ITCV Writers is based in Melbourne and the CV and LinkedIn profile is good for anywhere in Australia and New Zealand. We also have experience writing for international markets such as UK, US, Europe and the Middle East.

Why do you collect my address/location at Checkout?

We need to verify which country you live in for tax and billing purposes. See our Terms for more details on our privacy policy.

Is there any help I can get regarding which Recruitment Agencies and companies I should approach?

CV Writers + ITCV Writers operates independently and is not affiliated with any specific recruitment agencies or employers.Our expertise lies in crafting compelling CVs and offering career advice, enabling you to effectively approach the job market.

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Professional CV, resume and LinkedIn writing services for executives and professionals

CV Writers delivers all professional writing services related to your career including expert CV and resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, cover letter writing services, selection criteria preparation, career coaching and bespoke writing services to meet your requirements.

Our processes ensure you’ll be supported every step of the way, with one-on-one interviews and reviews, personalised support, and above all, access to the best ATS-compliant CV templates, professional LinkedIn profile layouts, and best selection criteria and cover letter templates.

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