Thank you so much for your session at the beginning of April and after consideration and reflection I now have a plan for next year in place... I have got a place to do a masters degree.
I hope this will both give me a bit of time out through doing something completely different and act as a springboard to working in a completely new field through all the contacts and links I will be able to develop and explore through my studies. I feel really excited at what the course offers and can't wait to get stuck into the research and study!
Many thanks once again for the role you have played through your book, insight profiles and talking with you as I don't think I could have got there on my own!
Perfect, thanks! Can't wait to send it out!
(Business Planning Manager – Major Retailer with £1.6bn responsibility)
I’ve been through the second draft of the CV and made all the necessary changes/corrections. I am now happy with this final draft.
Thanks for your input and helping me to see my CV in a different light!
(Director of Sustainability)
I have looked through my CV and I am very happy with it.
(Operations Manager NHS + Other Major Organisations)
Very good indeed - thank you. I did feel a little uncomfortable when reading the first paragraph which means its hit the mark.
(Programme / Portfolio / Project Manager – Major Organsations)
Thanks very much for your time. It has been a real pleasure to talk to you and very informative.
I did appreciate your insights and suggestions.
(Chief Information Officer (CIO) / Chief Technical Officer (CTO) )
Thanks a lot for this impressive work....
Thanks again for your help and once you confirm your opinion, I will make it live.
(Head of Treasury / Chief Investment Officer – Major Bank)
Sorry to come back so late but have been busy with lawyers this week. I have read the CV and I would employ me so I just want to say a very big thank you for the CV. I shall do another reread through it this weekend to make a thorough check of the finer details but I was very happy first time round. Thank you very much and have a good weekend.
(Project Manager / Team Leader, Major £multi-million / International Projects)
I appreciate everything. The CV looks great!
(Senior Programme / Projects Manager for Major International Organisations)
I have made a few minor amendments as you suggest and have filled in the appropriate gaps. I am pleased with the outcome and appreciate that any changes when applying for other roles is down to me. What is really important for me is the format. Not having written a CV for 20 years I quickly realised that it was hopelessly out of date, therefore, having a more appropriate modern format is vital and making any future changes is going to be easier as a result. My thanks in turning this around so quickly. Reading both documents has given me an extra spur and confidence to face the recruitment processes that I will be facing in the near future.
Thanks for the improved CV and covering letter.....I have to say I am really impressed with the results, and on first (and second) read through, can see very little to change...I think it captures and presents me very well.
As you suggest, I should be able to use this as the boiler-plate for multiple versions, each slightly tailored to meet the specific requirements of the jobs being applied for.
I took the liberty of researching your profile as I was intrigued by your mentioning that you yourself were a CEO of a listed company in the past, and I have to say that your own resume is indeed very impressive...adds a little more weight to the CV also...so once again, thanks for your attention to this, and thanks for chatting to me in person, I can see that helped in the results...very much appreciated.
Many thanks, and wish me luck!
(Chief Financial Officer – Major IT Company)
It absolutely wonderful! It has umph and energy to it and I feel it sums the way I feel about my work and the way I work! It it also written in a passionate way. The introduction is brilliant and I can change the role of the job accordingly. I feel it is now professional and comparing it to my old one, it really stands out!
I have just watched the video clip regarding Three G's and mind set, it makes me believe that I can do this! I will do this!
I am so grateful for your time and effort. I can’t tell you much I appreciate it. The advice and guidance is brilliant! You have given me a new method to working with my CV.
Thank you so much.
As promised, just to let you know that I have been offered the role of Managing Director of a major business and will take up the post in August.
Thanks again for the new CV, it has proved a very useful personal marketing tool and, while this particular opportunity came through recommendations, the revised CV has created a high degree of interest in me as an employment candidate. I think quite a few ex-military colleagues could/should take up your CV service; too many CVs that I am sent still feel like a military resume for a NATO appointment!
Good luck in the future.
Best wishes, Neil
(Ex Senior Army Officer, Managing Director of Subsidiary of FTSE 250 Company)
“I decided to have my CV rewritten professionally after having contracted for a number of years on a variety of different project management assignments. I wasn't sure what my core competencies were and which direction I should head, as my CV came across very broad and general. Jonathan took on the role of creating my new resume and made it very clear from the start that it was a two-way process and that he would make it his personal goal to ensure that my CV did what it needed to. From the outset I felt like this journey was also a confidence boosting process. Jonathan and I had numerous chats to pull out the personality traits distinct to me - that would set me apart from all the other millions of project managers. It was through these chats that I began to realise both my merits and value and what exactly I can bring to a company that other people can't. It shifted me into a very positive gear, so much so, that when my marvellous CV was complete and sent to recruiters, I was 100% successful in every interview I went for. I had 3 final offers on the table at the end and the final role I accepted had been created solely for me, in a brand new part of the business! I am now Business Transformation Manager for a well known publishing company and could not be happier. Not bad for someone who had not had an interview in over 6 years....so thank you Jonathan for helping me get a role that I could not have possibly dreamed of obtaining before I applied to have my CV rewritten!”
(Delivery / Implementation /Business / Process Improvement / Project Manager – Major Global Organisation)