Professional CV writing service
One of our specialities is professional CV writing. We offer a unique, professional CV in the appropriate chronological format, composed in precise and simple English. A Curriculum Vitae written by the CV Branch will attract attention and be noticeable!
- Cover Letters
- LinkedIn profiles
- Personal CV Webpages
At The CV Branch, we take the time and attention with each CV in order to assure the accuracy of language and the uniqueness of you, our client.
A professionally written CV presents you at your best, therefore it serves as an invaluable asset in applying for positions. We offer our professional CV writing services throughout South Africa whether you reside in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, or in the smaller centra. We have also prepared CVs for clients in foreign countries. Your CV will be an example of professionalism.
The following is an excerpt from an article in The Guardian newspaper, explaining the value of using a professional CV writing service:
Although many people can write their own CVs, and do it well, others struggle with a variety of problems; such as incorrect English, not knowing how to structure a CV and not knowing how to best highlight their most relevant strengths.
Our clients reap the rewards of the passion we have for languages.
Our professional CV writing service has been used in numerous industries; to name a few:
- Health and safety,
- Animal welfare, and
And for all levels of experience:
- Chief Executive Officer,
- Middle management,
- Supervisors, and
Your Cover Letter should be the perfect accompaniment to your CV. Together they are powerful marketing tools in your quest for the ideal career or position. Sending a Cover Letter with your CV is professional, indicating that you should be taken seriously. It serves as your introduction.
We inform the potential employer what you have to offer. Your CV is about your past, but your cover letter describes who and where you are now.
When you are applying for a specific position, a cover letter will improve your visibility as a potential employee. The letter highlights both your particular skills and the demands of the position; a perfect compliment to your CV and an element of your personal marketing.
'The résumé focuses on you and the past. The Cover Letter focuses on the employer and the future. Tell the hiring professional what you can do to benefit the organization in the future.' – Joyce Lain Kennedy, Cover Letters for Dummies
Once we have completed your detailed Curriculum Vitae, we can shorten it into a one to two-page résumé, should it be required by a prospective employer. In the résumé, we summarize your important skills and experience with very little personal information included.
The difference between a CV and a résumé should be highlighted. A CV is a full-length document whilst a résumé is an abridged, short version.
As with the professional CV writing service, we write résumés for clients ranging from entry level employment up to executive management, throughout South Africa.
An abridged CV or résumé in Afrikaans can be accommodated.
Once we have completed your CV, we can upload it to your LinkedIn profile. We will also fill in the little extras for you. LinkedIn is widely recognized as an important professional social media to have a presence on. The headline will be appropriate to your position; your personal brand created; and your achievements emphasized.
Personal CV Webpages
The world is changing and we cannot afford to lag behind. An online presence is paramount. Now just imagine, you can have your own CV Webpage.
The reasons are legion:
- Added value. Your Webpage will show employers that you are a serious, professional candidate. I am not saying that a traditional CV is not necessary. But a Webpage with your name on will make it easier for employers to find you and to learn more about you.
- Increase your visibility. Your information is current and accurate, instantly available to a prospective employer.
- Everything is in one place. We can include all your documents; cover letter, CV, references, and certificates. If you have projects that you are particularly proud of, we create a ‘button’. Here you don’t have to consider briefness; the problem of your CV being ‘too long’ doesn’t exist.
- Personalization: You can include a photograph, your personal moto, other relevant photographs, and links to Websites of value such as LinkedIn. Include the link to your page in your email signature and, should you wish, publish it on social media. It will obviously appear on your traditional CV. And if you are brave, we can even add a video.
It is exciting!
In the interest of security, no personal details will appear – you choose what you want to display.
I have chosen a simple template that I will populate for you. Thereafter, you may maintain it yourself or I can assist you.
Hi Elize. Thank you so much, you have done a great job. – Admire
I would like to thank you for your high standard and quality services rendered to me to do my CV in a professional way. – Aletta
Wow I'm impressed by the design and presentation thanks a lot. – Xolani
‘Outstanding, thank you.’ [company profile] – Johan