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Old 16.03.2015, 17:19
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CV Now service, anyone tried them?

I received an email through EF advertising this company which offers an initial "free" CV check.


https://www.cvnow.com/?action=newindex&pt=F57P1msK3aYes


Did anyone try them? Feedback please?

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Re: CV Now service, anyone tried them?

I received the same email and though I trust English Forum, I've never heard of CV Now. I'm wondering the same thing as you.

I believe this is their official website --> http://cvnow.co.nz/contact

Seems a bit odd to me that their contact info includes a phone #, a freephone #, and an email, but no physical address or additional info about the company.

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Old 19.03.2015, 15:47
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Re: CV Now service, anyone tried them?

Actually the one in your link is different from what I received, the one I got has no contact information what so ever, which is always fishy.
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Re: CV Now service, anyone tried them?

You'll be better reading some guidelines on the internet and have it shaped by common sense.

Take a look at these tips: http://www.myscience.ch/en/jobs/how_...in_switzerland

Anyway, I do believe that people are trying to focus too much on these aspects while luck and networking are far more important than anything else.
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Re: CV Now service, anyone tried them?

They do a free critique, so I sent them a CV to be objective about and this was part of the feedback

"Your career summary is not as powerful as it should be. As this is a key component intended to compel the hiring manager to keep reading, this section should define you as a professional and ought to contain elements most relevant to your career level and job target.
From the way the CV is worded, you come across as a "doer," as opposed to an "achiever." Too many of your job descriptions are task-based rather than results-based. This means that they tell what you did rather than what you achieved. This is a common mistake for non-professional CV writers. To be effective and create excitement, a strong CV helps the hiring executive envisage you delivering similar achievements at his or her company. Here are some examples of task-based sentences in your CV:"

It's my mate's CV and they wrote it. Make of that what you will.
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